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Reference Number 75131
Position Title Senior Clinician - Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health (FYMHS)
Location Orygen Youth Health - Parkville, Orygen Youth Health - Footscray
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
Psychologists [41]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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Senior Clinician - In Patient Unit & Custodial FYMHS

  • Exciting new role supporting young people within both Custodial and Inpatient Unit settings
  • Full time, permanent role for a Senior Clinician 
  • Monthly ADO and Salary Packing
  • Based across Footscray and Custodial FYMHS (Parkville and/or Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precincts)
  • Provide leadership, training and capacity building for the Orygen Inpatient Unit staffing team
  • Excellent team culture, training, supervision and prof dev opportunities
  • Dynamic, multidisciplinary team providing collaborative recovery oriented mental health treatment and support to young people

Your new team:

Forming part of the Orygen Specialist Program (OSP), a program of The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Custodial Forensic Youth Mental Health Service (FYMHS) team provides specialist youth mental health care in custodial settings (Parkville and Cherry Creek sites) to young people and their families/carers.

In this role, you will work alongside our Inpatient Unit (IPU) team, located in Footscray on the Western Hospital site. The IPU provides targeted specialised service delivery for youth with acute and complex mental health and psychosocial needs.

Your new role: 

  • Work collaboratively across the IPU and Custodial FYMHS and provide a continuity of care for young people between the inpatient setting and custody.  
  • Complete assessments, develop treatment and care plans, provide appropriate discharge planning and age-appropriate referrals once the young people are ready to transition back into the community
  • Provide high level consultation, leadership and advice on complex clinical matters.
  • Help to develop the capabilities of the IPU team working with young people experiencing mental illness in the Youth Justice system by providing training and support, including high level consultation, leadership, supervision and professional development.

About You:

  • Relevant registration and qualifications (see position description for details)
  • Demonstrate experience in the application of clinical practice, particularly in youth mental health
  • Knowledge of the youth justice and/or criminal justice system and other relevant settings is desirable.

Benefits of working with Orygen Specialist Program:

  • Salary packaging and monthly ADO's in full-time positions! 
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Join us during this incredibly exciting time of growth and change - career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals


If you are looking for a varied and interesting role with scope to develop a range of skills, and you can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us for a confidential discussion.

Please note: recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applications are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.

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.

Contact Person Dr Ingrid Cranston
Contact Number 0417822204
Alternate Contact Person Elle Crisp
Alternate Contact Number 0407311076
Closing Date 23/04/2024
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