Mental Health Clincian - HOPE Program

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Department: Albury Wodonga Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Albury/Wodonga
Reference: VG/20191106_02
Closing Date: 24-Nov-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Mental Health Clinician - HOPE Program Position Description.pdf (PDF, 385KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Leah Wiseman

Position Details

Mental Health Clinician

RN3, Psychologist Grade 2, Occupational Therapist Grade 2

3 FTE, fixed term 

Opportunities for an RN3, psychologist and OT to join a Social Worker in the HOPE program.   The HOPE Initiative provides tailored, holistic support to people post a suicide attempt with the aim of supporting the person and their carers and families to identify and build the protective factors that reduce the risk of suicide  attempt/completed suicide.   The incumbents may be based in Alb/Wodonga or Wangaratta with an expectation that team cover the whole AWH Mental Health Service catchment.

Who are we?

Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) is a cross border public health service which is the largest regional health care services between Sydney and Melbourne. It supports an outer catchment population of 250,000 and covers the North-East of Victoria and Southern New South Wales. We have over 2,500 staff meeting the needs of our diverse regional community.

AWH provides its employees with leadership and vision and fosters an environment with a strong sense of teamwork, integrity, accountability and respect. Positions within AWH provide employees with challenge, scope and accountability, where new ideas and previous experiences are encouraged to be discussed.

AWH offers great employee benefits including competitive salary package including salary sacrificing options, full orientation and training as well as a flexible working environment.

The Opportunity:

The incumbents will be expected to work shift work inclusive of evenings and weekends. The primary role of the incumbent is.

The incumbent is also expected to actively contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of services provided by Albury Wodonga Health.

Candidates meeting the following mandatory criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional
  • Experience and expertise in working directly with people with mental health issues, complex needs and with their families and carers.
  • Must be willing to work shift work including evenings and weekends.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise to meet customer service delivery requirements
  • Demonstrated understanding of available community services, networks and supports

Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Victorian Public Mental health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020, Public Health Systems Nurses and Midwives (state) award 2018.

Successful applicants will be required to complete appropriate Criminal Record Screening paperwork/processes in order for AWH to meet its obligations regarding screening for serious criminal offences (within and external to Australia).  Applicants unable to commit to this screening process should not submit an application for employment.

Successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory orientation modules using the AWH e-learning system prior to commencing employment.

This is a Category A position.  Successful applicants of Category A positions must provide evidence of vaccination prior to commencement.

AWH is unable to support applicants requiring sponsorship

More information

Please refer to the Position Description (see attachments) for more details on this position and required Selection Criteria.

Should you have any questions regarding these positions, please contact, contact Leah Wiseman – Mental Health Redesign Transition Manager on 0409 420 572

Apply Now

AWH is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Apply via this website, go to 'Apply Now' (at bottom of page) to complete the Application Form. Please ensure that each Selection Criteria is addressed. For further guidance and examples on how to write a response to the key selection criteria please refer to

Also ensure you attach a cover letter and a copy of your resume (including names and contact details of two professional referees). Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached; however this is limited to 5 documents of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

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Applications not received via the Vic Government Careers system by the closing date will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 24th November 2019

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