Mental Health Clinician Warrnambool Adult Access 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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1426742
Closing Date: 27-Oct-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description Mental Health Clinician Adult Access Team.pdf (PDF, 226KB)

Contact: Human Resources

Position Details

About the role

Warrnambool Adult Mental Health Services Access Team has vacancies for Mental Health Clinicians, who will be providing recovery oriented care to consumers as part of an experienced and supportive multidisciplinary team.  Full and part time applications will be considered for these roles.

We will support you as part of a large team, including multidisciplinary Mental Health Clinicians, Psychiatrists, Peer Support Workers and the Acute Inpatient Unit.  You will work closely with other regional teams and residential services, and will be supported with regular supervision and training.

Shifts as the Mental Health and Police Response Initiative (MHaP) Clinician may be available as part of this role, therefore prior clinical mental health experience is essential.

What you bring

You will be a qualified Social Worker, Registered Nurse, Psychologist or Occupational Therapist with experience in providing triage and crisis response, as well as intake and assessment either via phone or face to face, for consumers presenting with acute mental health difficulties.  You will be proactive in providing short term treatments and/or referrals appropriate to the needs of the individual, their carers and family.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services. As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Caring, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

With a population of 34,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

With a range of attractions within 2 to 3 hours' drive from Warrnambool, the region offers fantastic opportunities for people from all walks of life to enjoy the beautiful South West. To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

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

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Rochelle Hine (Manager Warrnambool Adult Team) on (03) 5561 9100.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with theVictorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, Grade 2 and/or equivalent.

The successful applicant will be required be eligible for membership in line with their professional discipline, consent and undergo a Police Record's and Working with Children's 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 27 October 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 call Human Resources on (03) 5564 4155. Please note this is for enquiries only.

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