Position Details

Reference Number 181445
Position Title Mental Health Clinician - Child & Youth Phone Triage
Employment Status Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location 131 Myers Street
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary
  • Provide expert and timely mental health/AOD triages for infants, children & young people
  • Work across two shifts (rotating roster) between 0700 hours and 2200hours, 7 days a week
  • Multiple opportunities available to suit your personal and professional needs

About the facility

The Child and Youth Triage Team is the initial point of contact where there are mental health, alcohol and / or other drug concerns about infants, children and young people, aged between 0-25 years. Whilst Barwon Health provide a 24-7 mental health triage service, the team operates across two shifts between 0700 hours and 2200hours, 7 days a week.

About you

  • Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Clinical Psychology
  • Extensive clinical mental health experience, with confidence and competence in undertaking clinical assessments, risk assessments and / or acute mental health treatment interventions.
  • Sound knowledge of the objectives and provisions of the Victorian Mental Health Act (2014), and its amendments
  • Experience working in a mental health triage service

About the role

As the successful applicant, you will provide expert and timely mental health, alcohol and other drug triages to determine the most appropriate treatment and care pathways for infants, children and young people. Referrals are received in written and telephone form, with the triage process undertaken primarily by phone. The role is consumer focused and requires the highest standard of assistance through the provision of clinical advice, recommendations and referrals. You will demonstrate leadership in both the ongoing development of the phone triage service and support the manager with day to day operations of the team. Other duties of your role include but are not limited to;

  • Providing clinical supervision including discipline specific supervision to junior members of staff across MHDAS
  • Participating in discipline specific forums across MHDAS as appropriate
  • Providing orientation and mentorship to new staff within the team
  • Providing clinical mentorship and leadership to RPN3/AH2 clinicians within the Phone Triage team

Please note applicants will be contacted for interview prior to closing date.

What we offer

  • EBA leave entitlements with the option to purchase additional leave
  • Great location - doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 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 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 mentalhealth.recruitment@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.

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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: 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.
Essential: Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Psychiatric Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Clinical Psychology
Essential: Relevant professional registration with discipline specific agency
Essential: Did you see this position via the 'Make your Mind Shift' campaign'?
Essential: If you answered no to the above, what platform did you see this role advertised on? e.g. Seek, Facebook, ACMHN, OTAUS etc
Essential: Extensive clinical mental health experience, with confidence and competence in undertaking clinical assessments, risk assessments and / or acute mental health treatment interventions.
Essential: Experience working in a mental health triage service.
Essential: Ability to work a rotating roster 7 days a week 0700-2200hrs
Essential: Please specify your desired number of work hours per fortnight.
Contact Person Nevada Cornwell 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0468 513 405 
Closing Date 12/11/2023
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.