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Child Mental Health Clinician Job at Monash Health – in Victoria

Job Description

Reference Number 54883

Employment Type Full Time Ongoing

Entity Monash Health

Department Early In Life Mental Health Service

Location Various Facilities

Position Summary

Great opportunity to work with children and their families

Be part of a collaborative and supportive multi-disciplinary team

Full time, ongoing opportunities available across multiple facilities

Working in public mental health has never been more important or meaningful.

Monash Health is the largest public health service in Victoria, employing over 22,000 people across a range of specialities.

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. Monash Health has been caring for, and providing healthcare and aged living solutions, to Victorians for over 100 years. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between.


Early in Life Mental Health Services (ELMHS) provides assessment and treatment for infants, children, adolescents, young people and their families. We work with the 0-18 age group in the Southern Region. We provide a comprehensive assessment service and a range of treatment options including inpatient treatment in times of crisis, community (outpatient) treatment, group programs, family therapy, and specialist services. We work with families in addressing a number of complex issues that families may be experiencing including school refusal, parent/child relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma related issues, self-harm, suicidal thinking, eating disorders, neuro developmental presentations and psychosis.

Core Community Treatment Team- An exciting opportunity to join a thriving, engaged team of clinicians providing clinic based mental health assessment, formulation and treatment to complex and acute young people in the South East. Exposure to a multidisciplinary team led by consultant psychiatrists, the Core Community Treatment Team provides medium term treatment for children, adolescents and their families in the City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Shire of Cardinia and the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula area. We work collaboratively with families, schools and other agencies to create identified areas for change and work strongly from a relational and systemic framework. We have Ongoing, full time opportunities available to work as a child mental health clinician in our team.

A day in the life

No two days will be the same as you work within an established, friendly and supportive team environment, working closely together to care for clients (patients) along with providing opportunities for staff development and growth in areas that staff are passionate about. Taking a team focus on delivery of care, our primary focus is on a patient’s safe journey through theatre. We have a strong education focus and encourage staff to further develop their skills, along with being a part of a friendly and social environment to work in.

We are a tight knit team who are collaborative and support one another and value all of our staff. We offer clinical education sessions, training on the job and career progression to enable you to further develop your Clinical and Leadership skills.

This role will suit innovative candidates who strive to learn and embrace emerging practice directions. ELMHS attracts clinicians who believe that families and individuals have the capacity to change and are instrumental in supporting this process. We are highly driven by internal collaborative relationships and value enthusiastic work practices and enhancing team relationships.

What you bring

Seeking to grow our dedicated & knowledgeable team, we are looking for you to bring your demonstrated skills and experience in case management and assessment, working with children and families within a multidisciplinary team.

You are adaptable to a changing environment as we work together to deliver first class service. Alongside your caring and engaging manner, you have a positive work attitude, strong communication skills and a strong people-person focus allowing you to engage with our clients (patients) and their families.

On a personal level, you are:
dedicated to safe best practice & quality care

committed to delivering quality care, service & advocacy

enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively

excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence

an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles

In return

Ours is a connected team with strong shared values and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Ours is also a highly skilled, collaborative and welcoming multidisciplinary team where the only limit in your career is you.

As a valuable member of a wider team, we are committed to working with you to become your professional best. There is access to resources to support you in this position, we offer clinical education sessions, on the job training and career progression to enable you to further develop your Clinical and Leadership skills whilst role modelling excellence and delivering a high standard of client(patient) centred care.

There is no better time to join us and here’s just a few reasons why: –

access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base

avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills

mentorship and career guidance

support to attend relevant forums and conferences

a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

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.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – [email protected]

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

reference checks;

a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Selection Criteria All relevant qualifications, registrations and licences required

Please provide your registration number and expiry date

Contact Person

Name Position Phone Email

Mary Lloyd A/SCC Core Treatment team 0466130258

Advertising Closing 18/08/2022

About the Company

Company: Monash Health –

Company Location:  Victoria

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