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Job Number : 42140
Type and Location : Health / Melbourne
Listed By : The Royal Melbourne Hospital on 13 May 2024
Senior Clinician - Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health
  • Multiple Full- and Part-Time Fixed Term multidisciplinary roles | OT3, SW3, P3 and RPN4
  • Based across Parkville and Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precincts
  • Excellent team culture, training, supervision and ongoing prof dev opportunities



Your new team


Forming part of the Orygen Specialist Program (OSP), a program of The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health Service (FYMHS) team provides specialist youth mental health care in custodial settings (Parkville and Cherry Creek sites) to young people and their families/carers. 


This is an exciting time of growth within youth mental health. Join a well-established multi-disciplinary team focused on effective early intervention and treatment of mental health issues, improving health and social outcomes for young people in or at risk of entering custody.


Your new role:


The Senior Clinician provides high level consultation, leadership and advice on complex clinical matters and utilising advanced knowledge of and experience regarding the mental health sector:

  • Provide high quality care and expertise to achieve the best outcomes for young people and their families and carers 
  • Provide effective and timely on-site clinical treatment and case management to young people in custody
  • Use a holistic approach that supports effective treatment outcomes and reintegration to the community
  • Contribute to the development of Forensic Youth Mental Health services at Orygen



About You:

  • Relevant registration and qualifications
  • Comprehensive experience in the application of clinical practice in the mental health field, particularly in youth mental health
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment (including risk assessment), diagnostic formulation, and treatment interventions for young people presenting with mental ill health
  • Knowledge of the youth justice and/or criminal justice system and other relevant experience



Benefit of working with us:

  • Specialist training, supervision and career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport
  • Workplace vehicle provided for travel to other site locations and visit included within working hours




If you’re ready to make a real and positive impact amongst the youth justice population we would love to discuss this exciting role with you in more detail.

If you are ready to make a real and positive impact amongst the youth justice population by providing high quality assessment, evidence-based treatment, care team consultation / liaison and support / service linkages for young people within & exiting custody, we would love to discuss this exciting role with you in more detail. If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us via the details below.


Please note: recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applications are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check (WWCC). All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19. 

Contact Details
Dr Ingrid Cranston - 0417822204

Ian Denney - 0478170177

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