Nexventur is working closely with a leading children’s hospital in Melbourne that has been providing outstanding care for the children’s of Victoria and their families for the past 150 years. The hospital is a major specialists paediatric hospital in Victoria and care extends to children from Tasmania, New South Wales, across Australia and overseas.
With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of close to 4,000, they provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.
The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System recommended family therapy be increasingly used in Level 5 tertiary Infant, Child and Family Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Services and the successful applicants will be a key part of implementing this recommendation.
These are new ongoing positions to introduce dedicated family therapists into each of the three case managed community teams. These vital roles will provide family therapy to infants, children and young people and their families who are receiving treatment, care and support in one of the three teams. While the Mental Health Service already employs a small number of family therapists, this is the first time that dedicated family therapists are introduced into the case managed teams to provide family therapy.
The Mental Health Service is also recruiting for a Discipline Senior in Family Therapy that would provide discipline specific clinical supervision. The Family Therapist will be a highly valued member of the team and will form close working relationships with Team Coordinator and the new Discipline Senior for Family Therapy.
The Mental Health Service is undergoing an exciting transformation and expansion as we implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The transformation will allow the Mental Health Service to help more infants and children and their families and implement contemporary models of care that best meet the needs of the families we serve and support them to use their collective strengths for recovery and hope.
Mental Health is a Level 5 tertiary Infant, Child and Family Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and comprises community and hospital-based services. This includes an Intake and Assessment Team based at Parkville and three interdisciplinary outpatient teams located at Travancore, Sunshine and Hoppers Crossing. The Community teams are led by a partnership between a Team Coordinator and a Consultant Psychiatrist, with the Team Coordinator responsible for the operational functioning of the team, and the Consultant Psychiatrist accountable for driving high quality clinical care across the Team.
Flexible work options will be made available, as well as a range of other staff wellbeing initiatives and learning and development opportunities. Sponsorship and relocation packages are available to the right candidates.
This role may require professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) https://www.ahpra.gov.au/