Mental Health Clinician – Child and Youth Triage (RPN3 / AH2) Barwon Health


  • New opportunity for RPN3/AH2 to join our child and youth phone triage team
  • Work across two shifts between 0700 hours and 2200hours, 7 days a week
  • Multiple opportunities available to suit your personal and professional needs

About the facility

Barwon Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service provides integrated and recovery oriented mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and drug & alcohol issues, and their families.

The Child and Youth Triage Team is the initial point of contact where there are mental health, alcohol and/or other drug concerns about infants, children and young people, aged between 0-25 years. Whilst Barwon Health provide a 24-7 mental health triage service, the team operates across two shifts between 0700 hours and 2200hours, 7 days a week.

About you

  • Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical mental health experience, with confidence and competence in undertaking clinical assessments, risk assessments and / or acute mental health treatment interventions
  • Sound knowledge of the objectives and provisions of the Victorian Mental Health Act (2014), and its amendments

About the role

You will be required to complete high-quality and timely mental health, alcohol and other drug triages to determine the most appropriate treatment and care pathways for infants, children and young people. Our Child & Youth triage clinicians, under established governance structures, provide clinical advice, recommendations and referrals. The referrals are received in written and telephone form, with the triage process undertaken primarily by phone. You will receive clinical guidance from the rostered Senior Clinicians (RPN4/AH3) and the Operational Line Manager.

What we offer

  • EBA leave entitlements with the option to purchase additional leave
  • Great location – doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
    • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
    • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. We are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. We also strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles. We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government ( We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free. If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments to submit your application for this role, please contact [email protected] noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

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