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Reference Number 64131
Position Title Clinical Stream Lead - Addiction/Dual Diagnosis
Location Orygen Youth Health - Parkville, Orygen Youth Health - Footscray, Orygen Youth Health Sunshine - Visy Cares Hub
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
Psych Services WOCA [70]
Psychologists [41]
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Clinical Stream Lead - Addiction/Dual Diagnosis

  • Lead the development of a youth addiction/dual diagnosis program
  • 0.9 EFT (4.5 days week/9 day fortnight)
  • A key leadership role within Orygen Youth Health – Footscray/Sunshine/Parkville
This is a multidisciplinary role and is open to Grade 6 Registered Mental Health Nurses and Grade 5 Occupation Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists.

Your new team

Addiction/Dual Diagnosis is an emerging stream within the evolving Orygen service system. This program will partner with young people, families/carers and the Orygen workforce to provide evidence-based best practice AOD assessments interventions integrated into routine mental health care. The AOD stream will have clinicians embedded within Orygen services providing secondary and primary consultation and assist in the management of AOD interventions including harm minimisation, reduction in use withdrawal and detox.


Care will be in partnership with ongoing care providers and enable opportunities for targeted interventions that can be completed within the home, sub-acute and acute environments. The AOD stream will also establish and maintain key partnerships with external stakeholders representing Orygen within AOD networks and utilising these relationships to support collaborative care and to young people to engage with those agencies should they require their supports.


About your new role:

  • Provide high-quality family-inclusive integrated consultations, based on clinical experience working with young people with serious mental illness and substance use
  • Provide support, supervision, primary and secondary consultations to members of the multidisciplinary team, regarding evidence-based AOD and dual diagnosis practice principles and approaches
  • Document and review a framework for AOD care across Orygen, engaging and collaborating with Orygen Primary, Specialist and Research programs.  
  • Collaboratively design, develop and deliver AOD training packages across primary and tertiary care.
  • Undertake or contribute to mental health and risk assessment, formulation, psychological treatment, crisis intervention, systems support for the young person, family/carers and wider system
  • Participate in research expanding the evidence base regarding youth dual diagnosis care including innovative care trials and program evaluation

About You:

  • Comprehensive experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
  • Experience and expertise in providing acute mental health care management and/or AOD management
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate client-centred individual service plans, risk assessments and diagnostic formulations
  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness

Benefit of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport

The RMH is 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.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.


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 and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Contact Person Emma Burke
Contact Number 0437435060
Alternate Contact Person Jane Edwards
Alternate Contact Number 0409482462
Closing Date 18/07/2022
Position Description
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