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Reference Number 60817
Position Title HYPE Senior Family Worker
Location Orygen Youth Health - Parkville
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
Psychologists [41]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Senior Family Work Clinician (HYPE Stream),

Orygen Youth Health

  • Multidisciplinary role – Occupational Therapist Grade 3, Social Worker Grade 3, Psychologist Grade 3 and Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4
  • Fixed Term Part-Time (0.6 EFT), Ongoing
  • Based in Parkville and satellite services at Glenroy and Craigieburn

Orygen Youth Health (OYH), a program of The Royal Melbourne Hospital's NorthWestern Mental Health Service, provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 to 24 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness.


The Helping Young People Early (HYPE) stream provides treatment to young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mood disorders. Many of these young people also experience co-occurring mental health problems.


Your new role

  • Provide specialist family support and build capacity for clinicians to work with families and clients of the HYPE Stream
  • Enhance the capacity of the HYPE program to engage families through; providing training and doing direct clinical work alongside clinicians to support the development of their skills.
  •  Provide direct clinical interventions to families, and provide support and leadership to other clinicians regarding working with families of clients.
  • Be responsible for the provision of clinical leadership, training and supervision of a multidisciplinary team in the HYPE Clinical Stream

About you

  • Qualifications in a relevant area of practice
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in provision of mental health treatment, including with young people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with young people & families.
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Benefit of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.



If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria Desirable: Selection Criteria Formal Qualification(s) & Required Registration(s): • Occupational Therapists: o Registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009) with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. o An approved Degree from a recognised school of Occupati
Contact Person Jane Pinnuck
Contact Number 99669100
Alternate Contact Person Fritha Melville
Alternate Contact Number 99669100
Closing Date 04/12/2021
Position Description
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