Mental Health Clinician - Regional Care Partnerships

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced individual to join the team at MDHS as a Mental Health Clinician!
Job Details
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/23064
Closing Date: 08-Oct-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: 36 months
Attachments: Integrated Care Clinician Mental Health and-or Alcohol and other Drugs Regional Care Partnership April 2023.pdf (PDF, 281KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Robyn Jordan or 5461 0483

Position Details

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

Mental Health Clinician - Regional Care Partnerships

Fixed Term – to commence ASAP until 30th June 2026

Part to Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight available

Classification: dependent on qualifications

Award: Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020 - 2024 ORAllied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2021 - 2025 OR Victorian Public Health Sector (Medical Scientists, Pharmacists & Psychologists) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced individual to join the team at MDHS as a Mental Health Clinician. We are looking for an individual with experience in mental health, outreach and drug & alcohol. In this role, you will be responsible for a range of clinical services including but not limited to, assessments, care planning, therapeutic intervention, group work, discharge planning.  Registered nurses with psychiatric qualifications, social workers, provisional psychologists, registered psychologists & occupational therapists with psychiatric experience are encouraged to appy for this position.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Experience in mental health
  • Experience in drug and alcohol
  • Experience in outreach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a Fixed Term contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under one of the above EBA's with Salary Packaging available.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centre of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.



  • Demonstrate suitable clinical skills across the age spectrum, with some expertise of integrated care and treatment.
  • Ability to provide treatment to specific age – desired extra qualifications and skills relevant to age bracket, not essential but desired  
  • Experience in providing MH and/or AOD interventions and short term or brief interventions or treatment
  • Experience working in an environment with a focus on clients with complex needs
  • Understanding of current mental health and alcohol and other drug system, and local service providers
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to the social model of health

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the capacity to successfully manage difficult situations
  • Ability to achieve positive outcomes in a fast paced but flexible environment
  • Previous experience with and a passion for inter-departmental collaboration and effective teamwork

Written Communication:

  • Effective written communication skills which are clear and concise
  • Desirable but not essential - ability to document relevant assessment tools, including provisional diagnosis and or formulate client information
  • Excellent skills in documenting risk profiles, and management of these risks
  • All of this above documentation to be completed in a contemporaneous manner

Computer Skills:

 Strong knowledge of and ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite and Windows based programs and database management systems

  • Ability to quickly adapt to the various different systems being utilised for the program  

 Organisational Skills:

  • Proven ability to prioritise workloads and conflicting tasks and manage deadlines
  • Strong ability to respond to demands in a timely manner, including client or family unplanned presentations
  • Experience in active participation in multi-disciplinary team Meetings, including offering clinical guidance, mentoring and direction as or if needed

 Alignment with MDHS values:

  •  Ability to align with the MDHS values in all areas of work
  • Display ability to provide skills/ or secondary consultations across the organisation when requested 

 For further information, please contact Robyn Jordan via or on 5461 0483

Applications for this position close on Sunday 8th October 2023.

Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. NDIS Workers Screening will be required for workers identified as working within a risk assessed role.

DIS Workers Screening will be required for workers identified as working within a risk assessed role.

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