Lead Clinician – Kyneton Community Mental Health Bendigo Health


 Work in an environment that offers: 

  • A helpful and friendly team who look out for each other
  • Interesting and varied work, across a diverse geographic region
  • Genuine support for career growth and development

Position Details 

Position Title: Mental Health Lead Clinician, Kyneton Community Mental Health
Classification: NP81 – NP74, YC42 – YC45, YB20 – YB23
Salary per hour (exc. super): $42.82 – $54.26, depending on experience and qualifications
Hours per fortnight: 64
Employment Status: Part time and ongoing
Other requirements: COVID-19 Vaccination

Your New Role

As a Lead Clinician, you will play a critical part in our multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health team.  We provide community-based treatment and support to adults (25-65 years) who are experiencing complex mental health disorders. 

Your role includes psychiatric triage, intake, assessment, treatment and support for our patients.  Our practice is family sensitive, so you’ll also ensure that families and carers are included and well-supported. 

This is a part time position, working two days per week (Monday’s are essential) with no nights or weekends required.  Based in our Kyneton office, you’ll work closely with our friendly and welcoming team, to ensure that all of our patients receive high-quality care when they need it. 


About You

You might be a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, ideally with experience and post-graduate qualifications in Mental Health. 

If you have already completed a graduate year, but you’re still early in your clinical career, you will be well-supported to continue developing your skills in our caring team. 

You’ll be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills, underpinned by sound clinical knowledge and experience.  While you’re managing your own case-load, you’ll also be willing to pitch in and contribute positively as part of a close-knit regional team.  Great organisational skills and attention to detail will ensure you can stay on top of your busy and varied workload.  

A driver’s licence is essential, as you will be required to travel regularly throughout our region. 


Working for Bendigo Health

Our team love working with us, and it’s easy to understand why. We’ve got a fantastic range of benefits for our employees, including:

  • Excellent financial support to help with your relocation, if you’re moving to join our team
  • Generous salary packaging opportunities, to increase your take-home pay each fortnight
  • Flexible working arrangements, with the opportunity to work full-time or part-time
  • Visa sponsorship for you and your family, if you need it
  • Experienced and supportive leaders, who genuinely care about their team
  • Staff health and wellbeing programs
  • Genuine opportunities to broaden your skillset, and progress in your career
  • An independent and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • A terrific staff discount program, across health insurance, banking and local businesses

On top of all this, our Mental Health team are supported by our Mental Health Professional Development Unit.  They provide our team with education, professional development, career-planning and supervision opportunities.  If you have aspirations to grow in your career, or gain different experiences in your clinical practice, we’ll help you find the way. 

Living in the Macedon Ranges

Situated in the beautiful Macedon Ranges region, Kyneton offers excellent schools, shopping and cultural precincts, sporting and recreational facilities.  To top it off, we’re less than an hour from the bright lights of Melbourne!  Working part-time will give you more time to enjoy the fantastic restaurants, beautiful parks, walking trails and recreational activities within our region. 

If you’re relocating to our region, we’re here to help you. We will provide you with generous financial support, to help cover the cost of your move. We’ll also provide you and your family with practical, on-the-ground assistance to get settled, by connecting you with important services such as real estate, childcare, education, sport and community groups. We want your move to be stress-free, so you can focus on settling into your new role, and enjoying the amazing lifestyle on offer here.


We’d love to hear from you!  Click APPLY NOW and follow the prompts.  Please ensure that you attach a cover letter and an up-to-date copy of your resume. 

Need more information?  Please contact Cindy McKenzie, Manager on 03 5421 2100

Diversity and Inclusion

Bendigo Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and social inclusion and encourage people from a diverse cultural background, people with disabilities and or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.