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Senior Family Work Clinician - Mood Stream, Orygen

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Senior Family Work Clinician (MOOD Stream),

Orygen Youth Health

  • Multidisciplinary role – Grade 3 Occupational Therapist / Social Worker / Psychologist or Grade 4 Registered Psychiatric Nurse

  • Part-Time (0.4 EFT), Ongoing

  • Based in Sunshine, Visy Cares Hub and satellite services at Wyndham and Melton

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

  • Orygen Youth Health (OYH) is a program of NorthWestern Mental Health, we provide 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 

  • Specialist clinical streams offer targeted interventions for psychotic disorders (including young people at ‘ultra-high risk’ of psychosis), mood disorders, and personality disorders; and also manage the co-morbid substance use disorders, eating disorders, and neurodevelopment disorders

  • A forensic stream is under development. Streams are supported by the Psychosocial Recovery program and the Community Development program. Additional information is available at www.oyh.org.au

The role:

  • The MOOD stream provides treatment to young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mood disorders. Many of these young people also experience co-occurring mental health problems.

  • The Senior Family Work Clinician is a specialist senior clinical role, focused on enhancing the treatment outcomes for clients and families attending the service by actively attending to the role and needs of the family.

  • The incumbent is expected to have considerable knowledge and experience of working with families of young people with severe mental health problems.

  • The clinician will be expected to provide direct clinical interventions to families, and provide support and leadership to other clinicians regarding working with families of clients.

  • The Senior Family Work Clinician is expected to function autonomously as well as work collaboratively with the Continuing Care Teams, the Continuing Care Team Coordinator, the Clinical Stream Leaders, and the Lead Family Work Clinician to plan and develop services for young people and their families that are consistent with best practice standards and evidence-based care, and are in line with the strategic direction and vision for Orygen.

Your Contribution

  • Qualifications in a relevant area of practice

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in provision of mental health treatment, including with young people.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with young people & families.

  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

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.

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.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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