Youth Mental Health Clinician - Early Psychosis Stream

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Youth Mental Health Clinician - Early Psychosis Stream

Job Description

  • Join Orygen's Early Psychosis Stream team in a Full-Time Ongoing position
  • Based in Sunshine, Visy Cares Hub and satellite services at Wyndham and Melton
  • Provide high-quality clinical care based on clinical experience working with young people with serious mental illness

Your new team

    Orygen Youth Health (OYH), a program of NorthWestern Mental Health, provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 to 24 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness. 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.

    Multidisciplinary teams deliver individually tailored services that comprise assessment and crisis intervention, case management, medication, psychotherapy, family support, inpatient care, group work, vocational support, educational assistance, and intensive outreach.

    Your new role:

      Be involved in the provision of comprehensive clinical case management and psychological therapy to clients of the Early Psychosis Stream. These clients are young people who are at risk of developing a psychotic illness or experiencing a first episode of psychosis and may also present with a range of co-morbid mental health issues.

        Function autonomously, carry a caseload of clients, participate in clinical review meetings and practice according to the philosophy and protocols of the service. Provide interventions to clients from a range of Clinical Streams and spend time working within other programs such as the Youth Access Team or the Outreach team.

          About you:

          • Previous experience as Occupational Therapist Grade 2, Social Worker Grade 2, Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 3 or Psychologist Grade 2 to be their Clinical Case Manager
          • Previous experience in provision of mental health treatment, including with young people
          • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with young people & families
          • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness

          Benefit of working with Orygen:

          • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
          • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
          • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

          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.


          If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

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          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 and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

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