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Reference Number 57582
Position Title Team Leader – Sunshine Child & Adolescent Wellbeing Service
Location Mid West Area Mental Health Service, Sunshine
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
Psychologists [41]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Team Leader

Sunshine Child & Adolescent Wellbeing Service

  • MWAMHS is delivering a new mental health service to the young people in the western suburbs of Melbourne
  • Based at Sunshine Hospital and Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital with travel to NWMH locations may be required
  • Part time 0.8 to Full- time  Fixed Term for  12 months until 30th June 2022

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

The Sunshine Child & Adolescent Wellbeing Service

  • Consultation-liaison model
  • Supervision and education to paediatric and mental health clinicians associated with Sunshine Hospital
  • Establishment of an paediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry outpatient service
  • Support children and adolescents with comorbid mental and physical illness who typically do not meet threshold for a tertiary child and adolescent mental health service

At MWAMHS, we strive to create the best possible learning opportunities available to complement and support both emerging and existing expertise. Staff are required to actively participate in their own practice development by engaging in available learning opportunities within the service, as well as being committed to sharing their knowledge with their colleagues. In the next 18 months, MWAMHS will be delivering new services to the community with two, 26-bed psychiatric inpatient unit and a 12-bed Women's Prevention and Recovery Centre which has the ability to accommodate young dependents.


Your success in this role, will be in your ability to:

  • Provide leadership and operational support to the new projects and new services or as directed by Area Manager
  • Provide support to the team in operationalising the service delivery models
  • Building strategic relationships with key stakeholders
  • Co-ordinate and deliver new quality initiatives in collaboration with consumers and carers
  • Be the driver of the development of a leading edge service models

Your Contribution

  • Using your knowledge, experience and expertise to help build a new clinical team
  • Provide clinical leadership
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of this new program and to participate in service development activities
  • Contribute to capacity building and to further develop capabilities within our team and stakeholders
  • To work collaboratively with our stakeholders and having the ability to build strong working relationships with primary health provider

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 Bernadette Jenner
Contact Number 92887040
Alternate Contact Person Jolene Geh
Alternate Contact Number 0447311358
Closing Date 24/06/2021
Position Description
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