Position Details
Reference Number 63964
Position Title Senior Youth-Focused Mental Health Clinician (YCTT)
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Young Person's Mental Health
Location Cleeland Street, Dandenong
Position Summary
  • Enjoy making a difference and working in a highly supportive team
  • Access to regular supervision and professional development
  • Full-time ongoing position working Monday to Friday based in Dandenong

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About Monash Health 

Monash Health provides a world of healthcare across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. We employee more than 22,000 staff who work across 40 care locations. In Monash Health your own growth and development is important and with us you can really be your best. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org

About Us - Youth Consultation and Treatment Team (YCTT)

YCTT provides assessment and treatment for young people aged 18-25 with any mental disorder except primary functional psychotic disorders (this includes affective psychoses). YCTT ensures that intervention is appropriate to the mental health disorder, a young person’s and their family’s preferences for care, and to the developmental phase of the individual.

About the Role

This senior position focuses on providing mental health support to vulnerable youth & emerging adults with mental health needs who cannot be managed by primary health independently. The Youth-Focused Mental Health Clinician position is funded by Department of Health ‘Youth Early Intervention Team’ funding.  This position fulfils one of the identified service provision goals of this funding;

To enhance the capacity of the Young Persons Mental Health Service to respond to young people with more prevalent mental health problems that are significantly impacting on their personal and social functioning and wellbeing, and who are not currently receiving timely care.

In line with this service provision goal, the Youth-Focused Mental Health Clinician position will provide an ‘in-reaching’ style of engagement, mental health assessment and treatment – working from existing youth hubs with other youth-friendly services. This model of service co-location and collaboration aims to provide an additional access point to vulnerable young people presenting with mental health problems that do not require intensive tertiary mental health services but cannot be managed by a primary health service alone. The role will be based primarily at Monash Health Dandenong and Pakenham Headspace sites.

The role aims to provide targeted care to young people aged 18 to 25, in addition to the provision of primary and secondary mental health consultation and tertiary mental health educational activities to co-located youth services.  Furthermore, this role aims to facilitate smoother referrals and transitions to other tertiary mental health services for young people where required.

What you Need

Mandatory requirements of the role - qualifications, licences, memberships:

  • B. App Sc (OT), B. Occupational Therapy, or Master of Occupational Therapy
  • An Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) accredited Bachelor Degree or entry level Masters Degree of Social Work which provides eligibility for membership of the AASW.
  • Must be a Registered Nurse with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board of Registration/Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • Appropriate post-graduate qualifications (Masters or Doctoral Degree) in clinical psychology or forensic psychology in an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited course
  • Hold AHPRA endorsement in clinical or forensic psychology
  •  A minimum seven years’ experience working in the field of clinical or forensic psychology at a minimum P2 (or equivalent) level

About You  

As the successful applicant, you will have strong knowledge in mental health and neuro diversity, have excellent organisation skills and experience in working in mental health. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate that they have: 

  • Experience with Youth mental health/strong interest in working with Youth
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong organisational & time management skills 

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Alana Hofman on 0408 640 132.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents

Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date. 

Contact Person
Alana Hofman Team Manager 0408640132
Advertising Closing 12/12/2023
Position Documents
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