Mental Health Clinician - Team Leader - Inner West Area Mental Health Service - Royal Melbourne Hospital

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Mental Health Clinician - Team Leader - Inner West Area Mental Health Service - Royal Melbourne Hospital

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Mental Health Clinician - Team Leader

               Inner West Area Mental Health Service - Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Team Leader role – Homeless Team
  • Coordination /  allocation of referrals, new patient assessments, intake and rostered activities
  • Full Time – ongoing role

Based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Community Team 1 holds the homeless portfolio for IWAMHS. The team works with consumers living in the CBD and inner city suburbs of the Inner West area of Melbourne. Clinicians also work closely with support staff at the homeless shelters offering secondary consultation, psycho-education, management plan development and formalised mental health education sessions.

We are seeking an experienced clinician that assists the Community Team Manager by supporting clinical staff in the provision of complex clinical care for consumers experiencing psychiatric illness/disability, and provides high level clinical expertise within the Community Team with respect to the assessment and treatment of consumers with complex mental health related needs and their family/carers.

About us: 

The IWAMHS and Community Team 1 is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team who hold the homeless person’s portfolio for IWAMHS.   

  • We aim to empower consumers to make their own choices about their treatment and recovery with an emphasis on strengthening their internal resources to move forward.
  • We work hard to create external links in the community for ongoing support.
  • We hold the Homeless portfolio which extends to and includes the Homeless Response Portfolio (MhaP-HR) which relies on strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders. 
  • We are a passionate group of people who love to work hard offering evidenced based services.

About you:

  • Possess formal qualifications and registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist or Social Worker.
  • You enjoy working with and supporting others.
  • Contribute to a positive culture, demonstrate partnership and collaboration within the team, across consortium agencies and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate extensive experience in the provision of specialist services in public mental health settings with a strong focus on local communities and inter-agency specific knowledge. 
  • Demonstrate recovery-oriented practice.
  • Be responsible for developing partnerships and collaboration between agencies and across the mental health and homelessness sector.

Our Commitment to you:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • You will enjoy excellent work-life balance. We want you to stay long term!
  • Work alongside highly trained staff whilst providing compassionate and supportive care for all members of the community.

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. 

Alex Smith, Manager RMH Ambulatory Mental Health Services

(m) 0417 536 251

Renae McDougall, Team Leader, Community Team 1

(m) 0438 599 115

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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