Senior Mental Health Clinician

Job Title: Senior Mental Health Clinician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Whittlesea
Industry: Social Work
Salary: AU$100000 - AU$115000 per annum
Start Date:
Reference: BBBH325165_1718086226
Contact Name: Keelan Gandrabur-Hunt
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jun 11, 2024

Job Description

About Tradewind Recruitment:

Join the dynamic team at Tradewind Recruitment, Australia's leading community service recruitment agency! Our mission is to match exceptional individuals with rewarding opportunities, and this role is no exception. With a track record of excellence in the sector, Tradewind is dedicated to making a difference. Get ready to embark on an exciting journey where your skills and passion can truly shine!

About the Role:

We are recruiting passionate, driven Senior Mental Health Clinicians to join our client's multi-disciplinary team in Whittlesea and Latrobe. This is a full-time, maximum term position for two years where you will play an integral part in providing integrated treatment and care for individuals facing co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges.


  • Job security and perks to assist with great work/life balance
  • Exciting career opportunities
  • Fleet car for work utilisation
  • Enjoy generous leave benefits

Why Work with Client Organisation?

Joining our client organisation allows individuals to serve the public and contribute to the welfare of their community. Embarking on a career with our client means you play a crucial role in improving mental health outcomes and helping guests recover from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. Extensive opportunities for personal development and growth are available, including training programs, skill-building workshops, and opportunities for advancement within the organisation.

Key Duties:

  • Engage guests and develop trusting and professional relationships.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment and collaborative treatment plans for guests with co-occurring and complex mental health and AOD presentations.
  • Use trauma-informed, strengths-based, and recovery-focused approaches to deliver clinical interventions.
  • Provide regular secondary consultation to the team on guest care, treatment planning, and clinical interventions.
  • Engage and maintain stakeholder relationships with specialist AOD services, supporting referrals and assisting guests to achieve treatment goals.
  • Participate in research and evaluation projects related to AOD integration.
  • Promote a culture of Collaborative Relational Practice (CRP) and ensure person-centred approaches in all interventions.
  • Participate in the regular collection of service data for continuous improvement and service evaluation.

Skills & Experience:

  • Formal tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, or Occupational Therapy.
  • Accredited registration with a professional governing body (e.g., AHPRA, APS, AASW).
  • Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in the MH/AOD sector.
  • Valid Working with Children Check, Police Check, and Australian Driver License.
  • Proven clinical experience in applying evidence-based psychological therapies and interventions.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team and foster team commitment and cooperation.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of local services relevant to mental health and AOD.
  • Understanding of Occupational Health, Safety, and Welfare Act and practices.
  • Experience working across Commonwealth and State-funded mental health/AOD programs.

How to Apply:

Email your resume to

Tradewind Australia and the organisations we represent are proud to be equal opportunities employers. We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the organisations we partner with, and the people they support. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability and lived experience to apply.

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