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Reference Number 73776
Position Title Senior AOD Mental Health Clinician - Community Team 1
Location Inner West Area Mental Health Service - RMH
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
Psychologists [41]
Psych Services WOCA [70]
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Senior Community Mental Health Clinician – Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • Full time 1.0 EFT rotating roster – P3, SW3, OT3, RPN4 – Permanent
  • Adult Community Mental Health
  • Team with homeless portfolio based in CBD of Melbourne
  • Combination of assertive outreach in the community and clinic-based work
  • Part Time negotiable

Community Team 1 (CT1) provide care to consumers living in the CBD and the Inner West of Melbourne.  Additionally, they hold the homeless portfolio for Royal Melbourne Hospital Mental Health Service (RMH MHS).  CT1 applies an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model of care, which is characterized by lower caseloads, community-based treatment (outreach) a team-based approach and high intensity of care.  This can involve medication management, psychosocial support, assessment and referral (housing, financial, vocation, increasing levels of participation), psychological assessment, formulation and interventions, crisis assessments and admissions.

We are seeking an experienced alcohol and other drugs or mental health clinician to join our team at the RMH City Campus. The Senior Mental Health and AOD Clinician will support the team to provide its strengths-based and personalised model of care, to increase consumers well-being and functioning and to support the delivery of evidenced-based psychological assessments, formulations and interventions. This position holds the AOD portfolio (0.3 EFT) for the team and will provide Primary and Secondary AOD specific consultations for CT1 consumers.

This is a unique opportunity to work with complex consumers in a supportive team environment and to make a difference to some of the more vulnerable consumers in our community. 

Your new role:

  • Provide support and leadership in the delivery of evidence-based treatment and interventions, ensuring the provision of high-quality assertive outreach and care coordination of services to adults experiencing mental health and AOD issues as well as homelessness.
  • Work with a team of enthusiastic multidisciplined professionals providing assertive outreach and high-quality care to some of Melbourne’s most marginalised people.
  • Develop and apply mental health and AOD interventions suitable for our consumer cohort that will assist with their recovery.
  • Enjoy the benefits of working closely with colleagues in a combination of clinic based and assertive outreach work in the CBD of Melbourne.

About you:

  • Interested in working with homeless consumers directly in the community.
  • Possess formal qualifications and registration as an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker or Registered Psychiatric Nurse.
  • Enjoy working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of effective evidence-based interventions appropriate to low prevalence disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorder, relapse prevention and substance abuse.
  • Leadership skills including initiative, advanced communication skills and the capacity and willingness to further develop these
  • Demonstrate extensive experience in the provision of specialist services in public mental health settings with a strong focus on local communities and inter-agency specific knowledge.

Benefit of working with the Royal Melbourne Hospital Mental Health Service:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, well serviced by public transport.
  • Excellent training, education and development options.
  • Interesting variety of work in a very welcoming team, in a unique setting and location.

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 (WWCC only for NWMH advertisements). Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria Essential: Minimum 5 years experience in clinical mental health services or Alcohol or Other Drugs services.
Essential: Relevant tertiary qualifications as either a: - Social Worker - Psychologist - Occupational Therapist - Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Contact Person Trevor Carlisle
Contact Number 0417387619
Alternate Contact Person Michaela Walker
Alternate Contact Number 0417398061
Closing Date 12/12/2023
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