Clinical Director Mental Health Services

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1552629
Closing Date: 08-Aug-2021
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Clinical Director of MH Services.pdf (PDF, 352KB)

Contact: Richard Campion
(03) 5561 9121 or

Position Details

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Clinical Director to join South West Healthcare's Mental Health Service in a permanent full time position.

Working in partnership with the Executive Director Mental Health Services, the Clinical Director - Mental Health Services will primarily provide clinical leadership, and further develop evidence based clinical standards and practices. This position fulfils the role and function of the Authorised Psychiatrist pursuant to the Victorian Mental Health Act (2014) along with overseeing a team of psychiatrists along with a small team of accredited and non-accredited registrars.  The Clinical Director will contribute to the supervision of IMG's and registrars as well as teaching medical students.

What you bring

This position would suit a Consultant Psychiatrist interested in a senior management role and relevant skills and experience delivering public mental health services in order to lead and shape continuous improvement, safe and quality service provision. Applicants should be registered as a medical practitioner with AHPRA and have Fellowship with the RANZCP.  

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.

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

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 Richard Campion (Executive Director Mental Health Service), on (03) 5561 9121 or email

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, with the appropriate classification as per AMA in line with years of experience.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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 two (2) referees by Sunday 8 August 2021.

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As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio-economic status.

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