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Reference Number 57422
Position Title Deputy Stream Leader, Early Psychosis Stream, Sunshine
Location Orygen Youth Health Sunshine - Visy Cares Hub
Award Psychologists [41]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
Psych Services WOCA [70]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Deputy Stream Leader – Early Psychosis Stream (EPPIC and PACE),


Orygen Youth Health


  • The Early Psychosis Stream is searching for an experienced clinician who can provide leadership to a clinical team and influence service development at local, national and international levels.
  • In particular we require an Allied Health Grade 4 Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 5 with a working knowledge of evidence based practice for Young people experiencing or at risk of developing psychosis
  • Based primarily at Sunshine, Visy Cares Hub and servicing Satellite Service at Melton and Wyndham
  • The position is a Part-Time 0.8 EFT / Ongoing.


The Royal Melbourne Hospital  


As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health. 


Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.


Your new team


  • Orygen Youth Health (OYH), a program of NorthWestern Mental Health, 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
  • OYH also works alongside Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health which operates four primary mental health care headspace services in the catchment area
  • Multidisciplinary teams deliver individually tailored services that comprise assessment and crisis intervention, case management, medication, psychotherapy, family support, inpatient care, group work, vocational support, educational assistance, and intensive outreach 
  • Specialist clinical streams offer targeted interventions for psychotic disorders (including young people at ‘ultra-high risk’ of psychosis), mood disorders, and personality disorders; and also manage the co-morbid substance use disorders, eating disorders, and neurodevelopment disorders
  • A specialist forensic stream also supports those youth in custodial care, transitioning to and from alongside supporting clinicians with clients with forensic specialist needs
  • Streams are supported by the Psychosocial Recovery program and the Community Development program
  • The Early Psychosis clinical stream consists of the EPPIC and PACE programs.  The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) was established in 1982 and provides an early intervention service for young people presenting with symptoms of first episode psychosis.  The Personal Assessment and Crisis Evaluation (PACE) program was established in 1994 and focuses on young people with an at risk mental state, this may extend beyond attenuated or brief psychotic symptoms to include anxiety, depressive, personality disorder or substance misuse.  The primary intervention is Cognitive Behavioural Case Management (CBCM) which includes the provision of assertive case management and general psychiatric care; functional recovery and interventions to support family/significant others.
  • Additional information is available at www.oyh.org.au


This Role:

The Deputy Clinical Stream Leader, Early Psychosis

Is a key leadership position within Orygen Specialist Program. The incumbent will have a working knowledge of evidence-based interventions for the cohort of young people and their families attending Early Psychosis.  Participation in developing, translating and operationalising evidence based interventions to contribute to service development, delivery of training and development of models of care at a local, national and international level is an integral component of this positon.  


At the Service level (Orygen), the incumbent will provide leadership across the full range of Acute, Sub-acute and Community subprograms.  At the Community Team level, the incumbent will provide management, training and supervision of a multidisciplinary Continuing Care Team specialising in the provision of comprehensive case management and delivery of targeted interventions to clients attending the Clinical Stream.


Your Contribution

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
  • A proven ability to manage and lead a multidisciplinary team: manage staff resources and ensure high standards of practice through staff supervision, clinical review, training and professional development activities
  • Substantial experience in the application of clinical practice in the mental health field and proven expertise with young people.



Our Commitment to you


Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.   


We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.


This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 


The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are 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.




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 prior to commencement.

Contact Person Donna Gee
Contact Number 99669100
Alternate Contact Person Richard Bell
Alternate Contact Number 0449508803
Closing Date 28/06/2021
Position Description
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