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Reference Number 39492
Position Title RPN3 - NWMH VFTAC Mental Health/Justice Interface Program (4 positions)
Location Moreland Community Care Team, Coburg
Award Psych Services WOCA [70]
Health Professionals [1]
Health Professionals [1]
Psychologists [41]
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Registered Nurse, Mental Health

Full Time

We welcome applications from Allied Health Grade 2

  • Full-Time position
  • Key Clinical position
  • Be an integral part of a new initiative

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.


Research demonstrates many of this cohort experience mental illness and/or alcohol and other drug use/dependence issues. Engagement with this cohort and the provision of intensive services and support assists to direct these persons into positive outcomes that can minimise or prevent the possibility of negative outcomes for the person and community.


A job to be proud of:

  • Key clinical position within the Program.
  • Undertake assessment, treatment and support of clients
  • Utilise designated risk assessment screening tools.
  • Maximise the use of specific intervention skills as appropriate and as required by consumers, their family/carers and the Service
  • Assist in the provision of primary, secondary and tertiary consultation services
  • Work collaboratively with other NWMH services, external agencies and service providers

Your Contribution:

  • Academic Qualifications in relevant discipline
  • Registration with current AHPRA Registration
  • Highly developed mental health assessment skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working knowledge and understanding of culturally sensitive issues and practices
  • Knowledge and experience of community liaison
  • Ability to speak a second relevant language would be well regarded

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

Connect with us:

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


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


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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 Harry Johnstone
Contact Number 0408626919
Closing Date 30/04/2018
Position Description
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