Deputy Mental Health Stream Leader – Early Psychosis Stream Orygen Youth Health

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Deputy Mental Health Stream Leader – Early Psychosis Stream Orygen Youth Health

Job Description

Deputy Mental Health Stream Leader – Early Psychosis Stream

Orygen Youth Health 

·         Make a difference to young people experiencing or at risk of developing psychosis

  • Based primarily at Sunshine, Visy Cares Hub and servicing Satellite Service at Melton and Wyndham

·         You will enjoy excellent work-life balance. We want you to stay long term! Full time and Part time – ongoing opportunities available. 

Your new role:

Is a key leadership position within Orygen Specialist Program. To be successful, you will have a working knowledge of evidence-based interventions for the cohort of young people and their families attending Early Psychosis.  Participation in developing, translating and operationalising evidence based interventions to contribute to service development, delivery of training and development of models of care at a local, national and international level is an integral component of this positon.  

At the Service level (Orygen), the incumbent will provide leadership across the full range of Acute, Sub-acute and Community subprograms.  At the Community Team level, the incumbent will provide management, training and supervision of a multidisciplinary Continuing Care Team specialising in the provision of comprehensive case management and delivery of targeted interventions to clients attending the Clinical Stream.

About us: 

  • OYH also works alongside Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health which operates four primary mental health care headspace services in the catchment area
  • Specialist clinical streams offer targeted interventions for psychotic disorders (including young people at ‘ultra-high risk’ of psychosis), mood disorders, and personality disorders; and also manage the co-morbid substance use disorders, eating disorders, and neurodevelopment disorders
  • A specialist forensic stream also supports those youth in custodial care, transitioning to and from alongside supporting clinicians with clients with forensic specialist needs
  • Streams are supported by the Psychosocial Recovery program and the Community Development program
  • The Early Psychosis clinical stream consists of the EPPIC and PACE programs.  The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) provides an early intervention service for young people presenting with symptoms of first episode psychosis. The primary intervention is Cognitive Behavioural Case Management (CBCM) which includes the provision of assertive case management and general psychiatric care; functional recovery and interventions to support family/significant others.
  • Additional information is available at

Your Contribution

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
  • A proven ability to manage and lead a multidisciplinary team: manage staff resources and ensure high standards of practice through staff supervision, clinical review, training and professional development activities
  • Substantial experience in the application of clinical practice in the mental health field and proven expertise with young people.

Our Commitment to you

·         Work alongside highly trained staff whilst providing compassionate and supportive care for all members of the community.

·         Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications. 


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below. 

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

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Donna Gee: 99669100

Richard Bell: 0449508803

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