Position Details


Reference Number 152000
Position Title Jigsaw Clinician
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location Corio Village Centre (JIGSAW)
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 64
Position Summary
  • Permanent part time – 64 hours per fortnight – until June 29th 2018
  • Gain satisfaction from the positive difference that our programs make to members of our community
  • Improve your skills with ongoing training and professional development in a supportive team environment

About the facility

Jigsaw provides specialist early intervention for young people with or at risk of developing psychotic disorders and treatment services for young people with drug and alcohol and /or high prevalence disorders. Under the auspices of Barwon Health Mental Health and Drug and 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

This position, 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. Specifically, this role is responsible for the delivery of best practice, evidence-based treatment and support to young people with major mental health concerns or at risk mental state.

As a Jigsaw clinician you would be working collaborative with various youth service in the region to provide care and support for young people and their carers.

The position is jointly based at the JIGSAW City site and Barwon Child Youth Family but will demonstrate flexibility to the needs of young people in respect to access and provide outreach treatment and support where possible.

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the community. As a team we are focused on providing the highest quality patient centered care. Everything we do centres all our services on the patient and is guided by our driving values.

Barwon Health staff benefits

At Barwon Health we celebrate and harness diversity, and consider it a competitive advantage. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Recruitment agencies should note that Barwon Health does not accept agency resumes. Barwon Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria Essential: Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Psychiatric Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Clinical Psychology. Nurses should be registered with the Victorian Nursing Council as a RPN3.
Essential: Current Victorian Drivers Licence.
Desirable: A qualification specialising in 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.
Essential: Knowledge of the underlying principles, clinical care and best practice models associated with youth mental health, in particulry those pertaining to evidence based treatments for mental illness and drug and alcohol issues occurring during youth
Essential: Thorough knowledge of the objectives and provisions of the Mental Health Act (2014)
Essential: Demonstrated high level of clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of young people with mental health disorders in a community setting
Contact Person Andrea Morton 
Contact Person Job Title Senior Clinician 
Contact Number 5222 6690 
Closing Date 20/10/2017
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.