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Community Mental Health Clinician Check In

Summary

  • Fixed-term Full-time, (until 30 June 2021) may be extended with renewal of funding.
  • Be a part of a multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals
  • Salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 annually

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organization working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.  

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About the role


The Mental Health Clinician provides recovery-oriented mental health triage and assessment, therapeutic intervention, case management, and support to young people who display psychological distress and may present with challenging, at risk, and suicidal behaviours. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Thorough assessment and intervention to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people experiencing homelessness based upon youth focused, developmentally informed, recovery oriented and collaborative principles. 
  • Crisis intervention and risk assessment and safety planning for young people attending and/or accommodated at Frontyard.
  • Completion of all clinical documentation, screening and assessment tools and data collection requirements of the service. 

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

  • Tertiary qualification in an allied health discipline, including psychology, social work, mental health nursing and occupational therapy, with membership with the appropriate professional body (i.e. AHPRA) where required.
  • Knowledge and experience in the early identification, assessment, treatment and delivery of a range of psychotherapeutic mental health interventions for young people at risk of mental health deterioration.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of principles and application of socio-ecological and trauma informed/healing oriented practice in working with young people.
  • Sound, current knowledge of the Mental Health Act, relevant legislation, and current strategic directions of public mental health and primary health care services.

Download position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.

Benefits

We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Applications should include a current CV, Cover Letter and a document addressing the key selection criteria.

Applications to be sent via email: recruitment@mcm.org.au.  

Applications close at 5pm on 23 July 2020. We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date. 


As part of MCM’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

 

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

 

Position details

  • Date posted

    25 June 2020
  • Closing Date

    23 July 2020
  • Location

    Melbourne CBD
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