Community MH Clinician

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Community MH Clinician

Job Description

  • Want to work in a Community Aged Mental Health Team? 
  • Want to expand your skills? 
  • Want a more challenging role?     

About Monash Health 

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit

About Aged Persons Mental Health Teams 

The community teams have six sub-teams within two larger teams which are based in Kingston Centre and is known as the Middle South Aged Persons Mental Health Team (APMHT). The other is based in Endeavour Hills and is known as the Dandenong APMHT. The service provides assessment and treatment for people aged 65 years and over, who have a psychiatric disability and/or dementia with associated behaviours of concern requiring specialist treatment. 

About the Role 

  • Mental Health Clinician Parental Leave position 
  • Opportunity exists for a suitably experienced, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse or Social Worker 
  • Great way to experience working with a community team 
  • Monday–Fri 8.30am-5pm 
  • Monash Health, Middle-South Aged Persons Mental Health Team (located at Kingston Centre, Cheltenham) 
  • Diverse geographical area and client population 
  • As a member of a multidisciplinary team the Mental Health Clinician will consult with other staff members on specialist matters, in relation to client needs

Our Mental Health Clinicians are responsible for a range of clinical mental health services including: 

  • triage 
  • intake 
  • comprehensive mental health assessments including mental state examinations and risk management 
  • care planning and treatment 
  • clinical case management 
  • education 
  • discharge planning 

This position also provides discipline specific services to clients as required. 

Working in our diverse geographical area, you will enjoy the challenges of working with the complexities of mental health and making a positive difference every day. 

About You 

If you take your career goals, need for job satisfaction and personal growth seriously, than so do we. Working with us offers you certain advantages. Your experiences with us will be varied and stimulating, giving you true diversity in your job and exposure to situations that broaden your experience and equip you for the career paths ahead. You will have the support of our professional development programs, allowing you to be your best. 

Additionally you will possess: 

  • AHPRA registered Occupational Therapists or 
  • Qualified Social Workers (preferably accredited with AASW) or 
  • AHPRA registered nurses ( with post graduate qualifications in Mental Health) 

You will be committed to recovery-focused care, a strong team player, and willing to contribute to the continual improvement of the service. 

Monash Health will offer: 

  • salary packaging 
  • friendly and supportive culture 
  • opportunity to experience various teams 
  • on-going supervision and professional development 

How to Apply 

Any queries, please contact: Margaret Dietz, Team Manager RSP Aged or Rachel NivenTeam Manager APAT Aged by telephoning: 9265 1750.

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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