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Mental Health Clinician - 2190

Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive DOE
Position: Full time

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’s final report was released in March 2021. It set out a blueprint for a future mental health and wellbeing system in Victoria to be achieved through a series of structural, cultural and clinical reforms to be implemented over ten years. Recommendation of the Final Report is to establish three Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing Hubs, as the first Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Services for infants and children aged 0-11 and their families. The hubs fully integrate paediatrics, mental health and family services under the one roof so that families can receive the services they need in the one place.

These are new Grade 2 ongoing, full-time positions for the first wave of mental health clinicians to work alongside a Team Coordinator to stand up the Brimbank Melton hub for the first time. The hub is proposed to open in July 2022, with activity to gradually build over time.

This is an exciting opportunity to be one of the first clinicians to work in the hub and see families for the first time. As well as immediately working directly with families, these positions would also initially assist the Team Coordinator to develop a model of care for the hub, including through codesign with people with a lived experience. The full team of clinicians to operate the hub will be recruited within the first six months, building a leading multi-disciplinary team to provide excellence care to infants and children aged 0-11 years.

The positions are available to commence immediately and are ongoing, full time (part time also considered). The hospital Mental Health Service has a significant learning and development program and invests in supporting our staff to pursue their professional practice, carers and passions.

Sponsorship and relocation packages are available to the right candidates. 

This role may require professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA)

Role and responsibilities

  • Purposefully and expertly engage children, young people and their families in recovery focused care.
  • Provide discipline specific interventions and work collaboratively with other disciplines within the team to provide high quality inter-disciplinary care (including face to face and over the phone).
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to maximise service coordination and cooperation.
  • Provide excellent secondary consultation to other health, education, and community services/providers to enhance coordinated care and build mental health capacity in these services.
  • Complete mandatory client contacts (statistics) to support team/s meeting KPI obligations.
  • Complete accurate, timely and professional clinical record keeping and documentation.
  • Maintain accurate records of client contact through EMR and record contact hours through RAPID
  • Actively participate in all forms of supervision (operational, professional and clinical).
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Work within legal and ethical obligations for excellent family focussed care.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the principles of a family-focused and recovery-oriented clinical practice that is underlined by the experience and involvement of service users.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to culturally safe and sensitive service provision

Qualifications and experience

  • The successful applicant will have one of the following qualifications:
  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency.
  • Uphold the OTA Code of Ethics
  • Full registration or eligibility for full registration as a Psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA).
  • Hold a Masters or Doctoral coursework qualification in Clinical Psychology that has been approved by the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Registration endorsement or eligibility for endorsement in the Approved Area of Practice of Clinical Psychology.
  • Continuously satisfy the PBA continuing professional development standards
  • Uphold the PBA Code of Ethics
  • Holds a degree qualification in Social Work that has been approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) for membership as a Social Worker
  • Eligibility for membership of AASW
  • Meet AASW accreditation standards for Continuing Professional Education
  • Uphold the AASW Code of Ethics
  • Meet the requirements of Professional Self-Regulation program
  • Uphold the SPA Code of Ethics
  • Registered as a Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority with approved/endorsed postgraduate qualifications in Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Minimum of one year post qualification clinical experience in child and youth public mental health.
  • Desirable:
  • Clinical experience in a tertiary mental health setting, preferably working with infant and children and their families
  • Experience in supervising students
  • Completion of the Developmental Psychiatry Course (DPC) (with potential support to complete if not already completed)
  • Other requirements:
  • Employees are required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment
  • Employees are required to maintain a valid Working with Children’s Check throughout their employment
  • A current, full driver’s licence for the State of Victoria which is appropriate for the type of vehicle being driven, and comply with any restrictions on their licence (e.g. wearing glasses) while undertaking hospital duties (If applicable)
  • Employees are required to maintain compliance with the hospital's “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated clinical skills and experience in the provision of effective and efficient child and adolescent triage, assessment and mental health care
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders to maximise service coordination and cooperation as well as capacity building with community agencies
  • A commitment and evidence of evidence-based practice and continuing professional development including and ability to find and apply evidence in decision-making
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and inter-personal skills
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of legal obligations when working in a CAMHS context in Victoria
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to functioning in a team environment that enhances the team’s high performance

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