Position Details


Reference Number 158000
Position Title Mental Health Clinician - Jigsaw
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location Corio Village Centre (JIGSAW)
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 64
Position Summary
  • Be recognised for effective, high quality and responsive care
  • Provide best practice and evidence-based treatment and support young people with complex needs
  • Gain satisfaction from the positive difference that our programs make to members of our community

About the facility 

Jigsaw provides specialist early intervention for young people with or at risk of developing a psychotic disorder and treatment services for young people with drug and alcohol and/or high prevalence disorders.  Under the auspice of the wider Barwon Health Mental Health & Drug Alcohol Service, it also forms a central component of the Headspace Geelong Consortia and is actively involved in service development and innovation to assist in the national campaign to promote early and effective mental health and drug and alcohol interventions for young people.

About the role 

Would you like to be a part of a well-coordinated multidisciplinary team working in the community?

This role, along with the remainder of Jigsaw participates in the provision of mental health drug and alcohol, care to young people aged 16-25 years in the Barwon region.

The role is responsible for the delivery of best practice, evidence-based treatment and support to young people with complex needs including drug and alcohol comorbidity and homelessness. The position further assists in the development of key community partnerships within the youth health sector, in particular the youth homelessness sector and will enhance recognition and response to the impact of dual diagnosis on a young person's ability to obtain or maintain support and accommodation within the homelessness service system. 

If you are an innovative, passionate and proactive professional please apply for this career defining role now!

About the culture

Jigsaw is a forward thinking, progressive and supportive team where the values of the multidisciplinary team are nurtured and enhanced. As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Centrally located at University Hospital, only minutes from the vibrant waterfront
  • Our Commitment to Child Safety
  • Be our future Barwon Health Strategic Plan
  • Aboriginal Employment Plan

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Other information         

  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will 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.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
Selection Criteria Desirable: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Desirable: 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 OR Occupational Therapy OR Social Work OR Clinical Psychology. Nurses should be registered as with the Victorian Nursing Council as a RPN3
Essential: Current Victorian Driver's License
Essential: A qualification specialising Alcohol and other Drugs or Addiction studies, equivalent or above the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs work, OR a willingness to work towards this
Desirable: A demonstrated high level of clinical skills in the assessment and treatment on young persons with mental health disorders in a community setting
Desirable: Developed clinical decision making skills, particularly around the management of risk in relation to young people
Desirable: Knowledge of key homelessness policy frameworks and strategic plans
Contact Person Darren Riggon 
Contact Person Job Title Clinical Coordinator 
Contact Number 0449 935 066 
Alternate Contact Person Andrea Morton 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5222 6690 
Closing Date 18/11/2018
Position Description
File name 
Mental Health Clinician - Jigsaw PD 157800.pdf Open
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.