Infant and Child Mental Health Clinician – Core Community Treatment Team ELMHS Monash Health



The Early in Life Mental Health Services (ELMHS) provides assessment and treatment for infants, children, adolescents, young people and their families. We work with the 0-18 age group in the Southern Region. We provide a comprehensive assessment service and a range of treatment options including inpatient treatment in times of crisis, community (outpatient) treatment, group programs, family therapy, and specialist services. We work with families in addressing a number of complex issues that families may be experiencing including school refusal, parent/child relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma related issues, self-harm, suicidal thinking, eating disorders, neuro developmental presentations and psychosis.

A Day in the Life

The Core Community Treatment Team provides short to medium term treatment for infants, children, adolescents and their families in the City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Shire of Cardinia and the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula area. In this role you will work in the infant and child stream with a multidisciplinary team led by consultant psychiatrists to provide clinic based mental health assessment, formulation and treatment to complex and acute young people. We work collaboratively with families, schools and other agencies to create identified areas for change and work strongly from a relational and systemic framework.

We have a range of ongoing full-time and part-time opportunities available to work within our infant & child stream. No two days will be the same as you work within an established, friendly and supportive team environment, working closely together to care for clients (patients) along with providing opportunities for staff development and growth in areas that staff are passionate about. Taking a team focus on delivery of care, our primary focus is on a patient’s safe journey through theatre.

We have a strong educational focus and encourage staff to further develop their skills, along with being a part of a friendly and social environment to work in. We are a tight-knit team who are collaborative and support one another and value all of our staff. We offer clinical education sessions, training on the job and career progression to enable you to further develop your Clinical and Leadership skills. This role will suit innovative candidates who strive to learn and embrace emerging practice directions. ELMHS attracts clinicians who believe that families and individuals have the capacity to change and are instrumental in supporting this process. We are highly driven by internal collaborative relationships and value enthusiastic work practices and enhancing team relationships.

What you bring

Seeking to grow our dedicated & knowledgeable team, we are looking for you to bring your demonstrated skills and experience in case management and assessment, working with children and families within a multidisciplinary team. You are adaptable to a changing environment as we work together to deliver first-class service. Alongside your caring and engaging manner, you have a positive work attitude, strong communication skills and a strong people-person focus allowing you to engage with our clients (patients) and their families. On a personal level, you are:

  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care
  • committed to delivering quality care, service & advocacy
  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively
  • excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence
  • an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles

In return

Ours is a connected team with strong shared values and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Ours is also a highly skilled, collaborative and welcoming multidisciplinary team where the only limit in your career is you. As a valuable member of a wider team, we are committed to working with you to become your professional best. There is access to resources to support you in this position, we offer clinical education sessions, on the job training and career progression to enable you to further develop your Clinical and Leadership skills whilst role modelling excellence and delivering a high standard of client(patient) centred care. There is no better time to join us and here’s just a few reasons why:

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills
  • mentorship and career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums and conferences
  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies
  • Monash Health is a great place to work!

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.  More than 22,000 people work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne. We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and are committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and iCare values. Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • free flu vaccinations
  • private health insurance at discounted rates
  • health imaging services
  • + more

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered. 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.