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Mental Health Allied Health Educator

Mercy Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
The Allied Health Educator, is part of the Mental Health Learning & Development Team, and assists with the design, coordination and delivery of professional development activities for staff to meet the needs of the service. The Allied Health Educator also provides professional leadership to the mental health Social Work and Occupational Therapy workforce, promote best clinical practice of Social Workers and Occupational Therapists via a line report to the Program Director.

Allied Health Educator Grade 4 and Occupational Therapist or Social Worker Discipline Lead
Part time 0.8 EFT (0.8 EFT Education / 0.2 Occupational Therapist/ Social Work Discipline Lead) fixed term position until May 2022
Based at Saltwater Clinic, Footscray and working across all Mercy Mental Health sites.
Provide leadership to the mental health Occupational Therapy/Social Work workforce
Deliver and evaluate professional development activities across the service.

Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or Occupational Therapist with AHRRA registration
Post registration qualification in education or workplace training, and/or experience in the design and delivery of training
Demonstrated leadership qualities, including ability to mentor clinicians
Knowledge of contemporary allied health and mental health workforce challenges
Extensive experience and expertise in mental health service delivery

Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

Salary packaging benefits
Opportunity to purchase additional leave
Health and Wellbeing programs
Camp Australia School Holiday Program
Career progression and development opportunities
A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Mary Gilbert
Mary.Gilbert@mercy.com.au or 9928 7444

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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