Senior Mental Health Clinician located in Morwell.

Job Title: Senior Mental Health Clinician located in Morwell.
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Morwell, Victoria, Australia
Industry: Social Work
Salary: AU$106000 - AU$116700 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH324213_1720484764
Contact Name: Keelan Gandrabur-Hunt
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jul 09, 2024

Job Description

Join Our Innovative Team: Senior Mental Health/AOD Clinician

Are you passionate about transforming mental health and addiction services? The Mental Health and Wellbeing Local, inspired by the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System, is your opportunity to make a real difference. Partnering with Uniting VicTas, Drummond Street Services, and Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (VAHS), we are committed to providing holistic, community-based care with a 'no wrong door' approach.

Position Overview:

As a Senior Mental Health/AOD Clinician, you will play a pivotal role in our 2-year project, integrating care for individuals with co-occurring mental health and addiction issues in Morwell and the Latrobe Valley. Your expertise and input will also contribute to ongoing research and evaluation efforts by Neami's research department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage with guests to build trusting and professional relationships.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and develop collaborative treatment plans for individuals with complex needs.
  • Utilize trauma-informed, strengths-based, and recovery-focused approaches.
  • Provide regular secondary consultations and guidance on psychological therapies, clinical and wellbeing interventions.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships and support referrals to specialist services.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team, including MH Clinicians, AOD Clinicians, Peer Workers, and more.
  • Actively support and contribute to research and evaluation projects.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, or Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with a relevant professional governing body (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's License.
  • Proven ability to apply evidence-based psychological therapies and interventions.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and fostering team cooperation.
  • Demonstrated skills in report preparation and partnership building.

Why Join Us?

  • Be part of a groundbreaking initiative with a strong focus on lived experience.
  • Work within a supportive, collaborative team environment.
  • Contribute to meaningful research and service development.
  • Full-time position with business hours from Monday to Friday.
  • Competitive classification under Nurses Award 2020 Level 3 or Health Professional Support Services Award 2020 Level 3.

If you are committed to holistic, person-centered care and ready to make a significant impact in the community, we encourage you to apply. Join us in creating a supportive, inclusive, and effective mental health and addiction service.