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Reference Number 39494
Position Title Team Leader - NWMH VFTAC Mental Health/Justice Interface Program
Location Moreland Community Care Team, Coburg
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
Health Professionals [1]
Health Professionals [1]
Psychologists [41]
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Team Leader - NWMH VFTAC Mental Health/Justice Interface Program

SW3; OT3; P3; RPN4  

  • NWMH VFTAC Mental Health/Justice Interface Program
  • Pivotal Leadership Role
  • New Position, Full Time, with ADOs

Life with us:

The purpose of this program is to provide enhanced services for those at risk of serious offending, especially through violent behaviour. The role encompasses development of the services that will support and complement the work of the Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (VFTAC). VFTAC is a newly created service for the identification, assessment and service planning for individuals believed to be at high risk of targeted acts of aggression. NWMH and Monash Health have been funded to provide direct clinical and support services to those identified by the VFTAC, and to support other AMHSs to manage these clients when appropriate.


A job to be proud of:

  • Support clinical staff in the provision of complex clinical care for consumers experiencing psychiatric illness/disability who have been identified as being a Fixated Threat or a potential for Grievance Fuelled Violence by VFTAC and provide high level clinical expertise within the Program with respect to the assessment and treatment of this cohort of consumers with complex mental health related needs and their family/carers.
  • Support staff within the Community Team to provide quality consumer-focused care;
  • Provide sound clinical leadership and to be a role model for other staff
  • Assist in the coordination of clinical workload and monitor service delivery
  • Ensure effective communication between the NWMH VFTAC Mental Health/Justice Interface Program, other mental health programs within NWMH and externally, VFTAC, Operational Police and other external services.
  • Represent NWMH VFTAC Mental Health/Justice Interface Program on working groups and committees as delegated

Your Contribution:

  • Minimum 5 years post graduate clinical experience in a range of Mental Health settings
  • Academic Qualifications and registration in relevant discipline
  • Highly developed mental health assessment skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation, policies, charters and strategic directions of Public Mental Health Services
  • Knowledge and experience of community liaison and the development of community networks
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

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
  • Attractive salary and working conditions including annual and CPD leave, salary packaging
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; staff health service, peer support program and EAP
  • Reward & Recognition Programs
  • Provided with and supported by an extensive orientation

Connect with us:

Get to know us at www.nwmh.org.au or click ‘Apply Now’.


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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.

Selection Criteria Desirable: Can you provide a certified copy of your qualifications for this position?
Desirable: Can you provide a certified copy of your current Registration with AHPRA or for Social Worker discipline, evidence of eligibility for membership for the Australian Association of Social Workers for this position?
Desirable: Are you currently eligible to work in Australia? eg Australian Birth Certificate or passport with working visas, permanent residency?
Contact Person Peter Kelly
Contact Number 93428765
Closing Date 30/04/2018
Position Description
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