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Reference Number 53720
Position Title Mental Health Senior Clinician OT3
Location Inner West Area Mental Health Service - RMH
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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  • Senior Community Mental Health Clinician – Occupational Therapist (OT3)
  • Inner West Area Mental Health Service - Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Part Time – Fixed Term Position
  • Adult Mental Health Community Team 1 (RMH)

We are looking for a compassionate and dedicated Senior Occupational Therapist to join our homeless team as a Mental Health Clinician and portfolio lead.  This initiative will work collaboratively with homelessness organisations to support vulnerable individuals residing in temporary hotel accommodation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This position is part time 0.6 EFT, fixed term.


Life with Us:


IWAMHS and Community team 1:

  • A caring, cohesive and dynamic multi-disciplinary team that values the contributions of all of our team members in the recovery of our consumers with challenging and complex mental health presentations as well as to the leadership of our team. 
  • Community Team 1 holds the Homeless portfolio which extends to and includes the Homeless Response Portfolio (MHaP) which relies on strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders. 
  • The Inner West Area Mental Health Service is a vibrant dynamic work environment.
  • We are a passionate group of people who love to work hard offering evidenced based services.
  • We are located at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and provide an assertive community treatment model of care to our consumers who are based in Melbourne’s CBD and surrounds.
  • We specialise in supporting consumers living with serious mental illness as well as their carers and significant others.

A Job to Be Proud Of:

  • You will manage a small caseload of consumers.
  • You will provide leadership to the team whilst representing your discipline as a senior clinician and lead relevant portfolios.
  • You will operate between the Waratah office (Moonee Ponds) and RMH.
  • You will participate in clinical service development activities within the team and encourage and support quality initiatives and research.
  • You will provide supervision to staff as well as students within the relevant discipline.
  • You will be supported by a supervisor, manager and team leader.
  • You will be part of a committed, enthusiastic and professional team that strives for the best outcomes for its consumers.
  • You will be involved in a service located in the heart of Melbourne.

Your Contribution:

  • Formal qualifications and registration.
  • You must have at least 5 years’ experience in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of severe mental illness and psychiatric disability.
  • You have a strong understanding of the legal and ethical principles of the Mental Health Act.
  • You are able to function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and enjoy working autonomously.
  • You are confident in the provision of support and treatment for people experiencing drug and alcohol related issues and their families.
  • Excellent organisation, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in computer software use and information technology on the Microsoft Windows platform and ability to learn new programs and navigate databases.

Our Commitment to You:

  • We are a values-based organisation, a career with us is a rewarding experience offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement.
  • NorthWestern Mental Health boasts a sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; Staff Gym, staff health service, peer support program and Employee Assistance Programs. 
  • Rich opportunities for professional development, training, research and career progression.
  • We value work life balance.

Connect With Us:


Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au and if you have any questions or want to know more we would love you to connect with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.


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 Alex Smith
Contact Number 0417536251
Alternate Contact Person Renae McDougall
Alternate Contact Number 0438599076
Closing Date 05/08/2020
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