Social Worker (Grade 2)

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Social Worker (Grade 2)

Job Description
  • Newly created Social Worker role to provide mental health care for young people and families at YPARC, based in Parkville
  • This is an exciting time of growth in youth mental health – make a big impact!
  • Full-time ongoing opportunity | Flexibility and work-life balance

Orygen Specialist Programs (OSP), a program of Melbourne Health, provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 to 25 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness.

The Orygen Youth Prevention & Recovery Care (YPARC) is a pivotal sub-acute program supporting young people transition to the community from inpatient psychiatric care, or to intervene early and prevent further deterioration that may lead to inpatient psychiatric care. YPARC will also support young people with substance-use issues.

Your new role:

We have some exciting new opportunities within a newly purpose-built YPARC centre. As an AOD Clinician, you will:

  • Work with YPARC team to improve screening, identification, assessment and discharge planning of young people presenting with mental ill-health
  • Provide specialist consultations, assessments and evidence based Social Work interventions to assist in better outcomes for young people and their family/carers
  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team, to provide Social Work specific services
  • Assist in the provision of primary, secondary and tertiary consultation services, community development and education, liaison and linkage to other agencies that also provide support to young people with mental illnesses

About you:

  • Relevant registration and qualifications
  • Previous relevant Social Work experience in a mental health or acute hospital setting and/or related field
  • Experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness and preferably with young people presenting with mental ill-health
  • Experience and well-developed skills in the range of Social Work interventions including work with individuals, families and groups, consultation and liaison

Benefits of working with Orygen Specialist Programs:

  • 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.

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 and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

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