A sought after opportunity in a specialist early intervention mental health program
Small, experienced and friendly team working in primary schools with children, families, teachers and broader systems.
About the Role
Temporary part time position (2.5 days a week) with a specialist early intervention mental health team. Our busy CAMHS & Schools Early Action (CASEA) team works with children, their families, carers and significant others, teachers, school welfare teams and broader systems to provide a range of general, specific and therapeutic interventions. This includes both individual, small group and classroom based interventions. The team also supports our intake, assessment and short treatment (iACT) team at times providing a range of assessment and treatment interventions and recommendations. As such, CASEA team members enjoy varied roles, professional development and develop a range of skills and expertise. CASEA is a part of the Early in Life Mental Health Service (ELMHS) – one of the most comprehensive mental health services to be found in the Victorian public sector. The position is based at Monash Medical Centre in the heart of vibrant Clayton, but regular travel using organisational fleet across catchment area and to schools is required.
You are dedicated and passionate about children, adolescent and youth mental health. You enjoy working with people who face complex issues and have a strong commitment to family inclusive practice. You have great skills in care coordination, family work and therapeutic, evidence-based interventions, as well as good presentation skills. You are a person who lives our iCARE values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.
We are looking for someone with:
- Qualifications and relevant registrations in at least one of the following: Nursing (Div. 1), Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology.
- Capacity to work independently and within a team
- A friendly and professional attitude
- Excellent engagement, relationship and therapeutic skills.
This is a Mental Health Clinician position as follows:
- Nurse – RPN 3 Year 1-5
- Psychologist – Grade 2 year 1-4
- Social Worker – Grade 2 Year 1-4
- Speech Pathologist – Grade 2 Year 1-4
- OT – Grade 2 Year 1-4
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 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. The Intake, Assessment, Consultation and Brief Treatment Team (iACT) provides up to six sessions of initial assessment and treatment for referrals received by our service. 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, and psychosis.
About Monash Health
Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.
Monash Health will offer:
- Competitive salary
- Salary packaging
- Friendly and supportive culture
- Opportunity to experience various teams
- On-going supervision and professional development
How to Apply
Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is 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.
Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.
Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – [email protected].
Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:
- reference checks;
- a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
- a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
- proof of immunisation.
A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.
As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.
Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses for COVID-19.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza as part of their application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement which can be accessed via myGov.
Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.