Mental Health Clinicians - Portland Mental Health Team

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: South West - Moyne
Reference: VG/1390284
Closing Date: 05-May-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MH - Regional Mental Health Clinician MHC Adult June 2018.pdf (PDF, 179KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

South West Healthcare delivers a recovery focused, family oriented mental health service, which provides an excellent broad spectrum of clinical skill development for clinicians. The service utilises a predominately cognitive behavioural framework, and provides extensive training and educational opportunities for all staff. Manageable case numbers allow the opportunity to implement the most recent evidence based treatments.  

Within our expanding service we have an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified health professional/s (Social Workers, Registered Nurses, Psychologists or Occupational Therapists) in our Portland Team. Full time and part time applications are invited and will be equally considered. 

As a valued member within our multidisciplinary Portland Mental Health Team, you will undertake a case management role supporting consumers with severe and persistent mental illness living within the local community, their families and carers through clinical and non-clinical treatment as short and long term recovery-orientated case management. 

Remuneration, benefits/salary packaging and conditions of employment will be negotiated with the successful applicants in line with qualifications, skills and experience. Relocation Assistance may be available to appropriate candidates. 

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers. 

Specific enquiries regarding the role can be directed to Fred Nittsjo(Portland Mental Health Team Leader) on telephone (03) 5522 1006 or email  or Julie McKenzie (Senior Mental Health Clinician) on telephone (03) 5522 1000 or email

The successful applicants must hold a current Victoria Drivers Licence, Working with Children (WWC) Check and will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy. 

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Sunday 5 May 2019.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes. 

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.


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