Position Details

Reference Number 172055
Position Title Senior Mental Health Clinician
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Swanston Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 64
Position Summary
  • Specialist clinical role + small case load of high needs & complex consumers
  • Multidisciplinary position – suitable for RPN, OT, Psychologist, Social Worker
  • Autonomous + Flexible Permanent Part Time role – 64 hrs per fortnight
  • Relocation opportunity to Geelong, Victoria + financial assistance available

Barwon Health Mental Health Drugs & Alcohol Service is seeking an experienced mental health clinician to join our team in this unique clinical role providing intensive and assertive outreach care to our complex consumers. This is an ideal opportunity to develop both your clinical and leadership skills at a mental health service invested in the ongoing development of its team.

About our organisation

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. Our Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and drug & alcohol issues, and their families.  Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

About the Role

As the successful candidate in this specialist senior clinical role, you will work alongside the consumer’s primary treating team to provide intensive, clinically focussed assertive outreach therapy and support to high needs and complex MHDAS consumers. You will have small case load and autonomy and flexibility in managing and prioritising day to day work flow. Other duties include;

  • Provide clinical leadership and contribute to service quality improvement within MHDAS
  • Increase capacity across MHDAS to utilise and deliver specialist assessment and therapies to MHDAS consumers
  • Provide discipline specific supervision to clinicians and students as required

This role operates between 08:30-17:00 Monday to Friday and the hours/days worked are able to be negotiated within these times.

About the culture

 Our staff thrive in a challenging environment, get enjoyment from being part of a highly recognised and skilled team and truly believe they have the opportunities to be their best.  Most importantly our dedicated staff live the Barwon Health way with our values under pinning all that we do.

We pride ourselves in team work and flexibility, and encourage all interested Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Allied Health clinicians to apply for this position.

What we offer

  • Relocation Package & assistance  available for suitable interstate candidates
  • Located in the centre of Geelong's CBD, we also offer an easier commute from the western suburbs of Melbourne, than travelling across the city.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
  • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
  • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Mental Health Recruitment via email at mentalhealth.recruitment @barwonhealth.org.au.


Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Knowledge of empirically supported treatment approaches for people with complex mental health and psychosocial needs
Essential: Highly developed and effective communication skills
Essential: Well-developed knowledge of the Mental Health Act (2014) and other legislation relevant to the care of those with mental illness
Desirable: Advanced skills in effective participation in a multidisciplinary team
Desirable: Experience in participation in organisational change and service development
Desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, continual improvement, risk management and occupational health and safety.
Desirable: Formal professionally recognised qualification in Psychiatric Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology (including endorsement to practice as a clinical or forensic psychologist)
Essential: At least 5 - 7 years’ experience in a mental health setting
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Cath Peake 
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Contact Number 0401 034 732 
Closing Date 02/11/2021
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.