Senior Mental Health Clinician (Psychologist) Centralised Triage

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 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.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1752201-4
Closing Date: 03-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Clinician Centralised Triage Position Description September 2023.pdf (PDF, 145KB)

Contact: Leanne Blain-Manger Mental Health Referral Service
5563 1280 or

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking suitably qualified and experienced Senior Mental Health Clinicians, to join our Centralised Triage team.  The team provides mental health screening assessments and directs care to the most appropriate team for assessment and treatment or provides warm referral to an appropriate provider if mental health services are not best placed to meet the need. 

As Senior Clinician, you will be responsible for providing recovery oriented and trauma informed mental health triage and provide clinical support and leadership to colleagues within in the centralised triage team across a 24/7 roster.

Position overview

  • Permanent, full-time position (80 hours per fortnight) with a monthly ADO. Part time applications will be considered for the right candidate.
  • Warrnambool campus
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4, Social Worker/Occupational Therapist/ Psychologist Grade 3

         Salary Range: $99.606.00 - $119. 324.40 pro rata, plus superannuation 

This position is eligible for an incentive payment for rent, childcare, relocation costs and more, as part of the new workforce and incentive grants program administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV) up to $10,000. 

What you bring

The successful applicant will hold relevant professional qualifications in a health-related discipline (Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Nursing) with current Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) where applicable.

Working as part of a collaborative and highly skilled team of professionals, excellent verbal and written communication skills are also essential. A comprehensive understanding and knowledge of legislation, regulation and contemporary practice is a must. 

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

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

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.

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 39,000 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

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 3 December 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 or Victorian Public Health Sector (Medical Scientists, Pharmacists And Psychologists) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025 as appropriate

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

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