Position Details

Reference Number 181792
Position Title Primary Care Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Clinician
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Public Health & Healthcare Partnerships
Location Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary
  • Work in a brand new state of the art purpose built health facility
  • Multiple morning shifts available 7 days during the inauguration phase
  • Brand new Youth Justice Centre based between Geelong and Werribee

About Cherry Creek Primary Health Service:

Barwon Health is partnering with the Department of Justice and Community Safety to provide the health care service at the new Cherry Creek Youth Justice Centre. Cherry Creek is a 140 bed Youth Justice Facility to the west of Werribee in the vicinity of Cherry Creek that accommodates males between 15-17 years of age, both sentenced and on remand.

The services delivered will include emergency response (with support from the Barwon Health Virtual ED), primary care beds, integrated mental health, drug and alcohol services, allied health, general practice and specialist medical care as required. There will be 24/7 nursing coverage on-site as well as a 7-days a week primary care clinic. Diagnostic (pathology and imaging) and pharmacy will also be available on site.

The health care will be integrated in the operations of the Centre and will primarily operate from a state of the art purpose built health facility.

The team will deliver best practice culture, processes and operations. This is how we will ensure Cherry Creek will enhance the outcomes we achieve for the young people in our care and the community.

About the Role

As the Primary Care Mental health AOD Clinician you will:

  • Provide primary health-level assessment, treatment and recovery based interventions to Young People in custody at Cherry Creek who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Provide a range of harm reduction services and education, including delivery of manualised AOD programs, to groups and individual Young People in custody at Cherry Creek.
  • Facilitate holistic care by providing appropriate support, linkages and referrals for Young People both across Cherry Creek and for them to access upon their release.
  • Engage Cherry Creek staff in community development and capacity building activities, with a focus on trauma informed care, recovery orientated care and other contemporary mental health and AOD trends.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness program
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wadawurrung name for the region; Djillong, (Geelong) is means “Tongue of Land”.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

We are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. We also strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au) We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments to submit your application for this role, please contact talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au  noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

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: Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Psychiatric Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Clinical Psychology, and AHPRA registration where required
Essential: Able to meet the security checks required by the Department of Justice and Community Safety.
Essential: A demonstrated high level of clinical skills in the assessment, treatment and continuing care of young people with mental health and AOD disorders
Essential: The ability to maintain effective working relationships and clinical service delivery in an environment which is characterised by competing demands
Essential: An understanding of and commitment to the principles and systems of continuous improvement in the access to and delivery of mental health and AOD services
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Erin Sharp 
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Contact Number 0405 373 070 
Alternate Contact Person Rachel Tindall 
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Closing Date 08/10/2023
Position Description
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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.