Mental Health Clinician IPC Health


We are One Team IPC Health, we are passionate, creative and we make a difference.

We deliver innovative high-quality services that are client centred, collaborative, coordinated and demonstrate value through measured impact. We are a not-for-profit community health service committed to working with the rapidly growing areas of Melbourne’s middle and outer West, where population will grow by 400,000 in the coming 15 years. By year 2035, we anticipate that the total population served will be approximately 1.2 million.

The Opportunity

Join our Mental Health and Wellbeing Team in the delivery of quality services to contribute to the achievement of our objectives and strategic priorities. Support our clients by providing specialist, evidence-based support appropriate for people with mental ill health and emotional distress.

Ongoing – 2 x fulltime positions (1FTE) available

  • Hybrid model but flexible with working at all our IPC Health Sites in western metro Melbourne.
  • Mobile phone
  • Laptop computer
  • Some work from home flexibility
  • Access to professional development and training
  • Study leave in your second year of employment

The positions are classified as a Therapeutic Counsellor (SL5P4) at $49.65 per hour or ($98,108 per annum) (under the Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2022 or currently if you are employed under the Victorian Community Health Sector (Audiologists, Dietitians, Pharmacists & Psychologists) 2018- 2021 – (Class PK4) – Grade 2 Year 4, hourly rate of $50.68 or ($100,143 per annum), also Provisional Psych encouraged.

You will make a difference by:

  • using your expertise and skills to competently deliver a range of evidence – based mental health interventions
  • contributing to the establishment of integrated care pathways and partnerships to support the delivery of Care-in-Mind and/ or Head to Health
  • promoting collaborative shared care planning and treatment that respects personal recovery goals and consistency of practice. 
  • contributing to quality service improvement leading to improved success for our teams and clients
  • using appropriate skills and knowledge required to assess and treat consumers with a range of mental health issues
  • demonstrating experience and skills in delivering services for people with a range of complex issues, clinical assessment, planning and implementation, and service interventions

To succeed, you will need:

  • current registration or professional membership within relevant discipline (i.e., AHPRA, AMHSW, AASW, PACFA or ACA)
  • qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Provisional Psych under supervision) or other relevant discipline
  • current Victorian driver’s licence
  • minimum two-year experience in the mental health sector including skills and experience in motivational interviewing, stages of change, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), trauma informed care, strengths and recovery focussed approach and clinical risk assessment
  • demonstrated clinical assessment, planning and implementation across a spectrum of acuity and across service intervention types in a timely way.
  • Experience in working with children and young people (desirable not essential

What next?

If you are passionate, creative and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you. All you need to do is visit our careers page, read the role’s Position Description and submit your resume, cover letter and a document outlining how you meet the key criteria in the position description. 

To find out more about the role, please contact Helen Vaxevanis, Clinical Lead Head to Health on 0490 819 510

Applications close midnight 14 October 2023

We are committed to maintaining a barrier-free environment for all and welcome individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTI communities to apply for our job opportunities.

If you require a reasonable workplace adjustment to support, you during the interview process please email [email protected] with your request. Reasonable workplace adjustments are changes that are necessary and achievable to enable a person to efficiently perform their role to the best of their abilities. A reasonable workplace adjustment can be requested at any time in the recruitment process or as a part of employment with IPC Health.