Mental Health Clinician Lifeline Gippsland


Mental Health Clinician

Fixed term, part-time.

Health Professionals and Support Services Award Level 3.1


Who are we? 

Lifeline Gippsland is a charity that has been saving lives since 1968 and is an integral part of the National Lifeline network.  Our vision is an Australia free of suicide, where no one has to face their darkest moment alone. Our purpose is to support Australians in times of crisis with access to 24-hour Crisis Support and to support Gippsland to be more resilient and suicide safe through the delivery of mental health and suicide prevention services.

The Opportunity

Lifeline Gippsland is embarking on an exciting initiative in partnership with the Latrobe Health Assembly to establish a brand new service in Morwell.  Based on the Safe Haven Cafe model originating in the UK, the service will provide a safe and welcoming space to people experiencing mental health concerns or emotional distress. Currently in the establishment phase, the service will provide a therapeutic space that is non-threatening, non-clinical, warm and responsive and offers support and linkages through contact with peer support workers and you, the Mental Health Clinician. This service will also provide support to families and carers, and is accessible to anyone 16 years and older.

A community-led, co-design approach has informed this initiative and is guided by an amazing group of people with lived experience. Maintaining engagement with existing partners and identifying new stakeholders will be key to the success of this model. 

About you

This role is an exceptional opportunity for a passionate mental health clinician who would like to be part of an innovative new service that will deliver positive outcomes to community members who access and support it. 

We will consider a job-share for this position.

You will possess the following:

  • • Tertiary qualification in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, or Psychology; extensive specialist experience in mental health. Full AHPRA registration (Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist) or eligibility for membership to AASW.
    • Understanding of and commitment to recovery-oriented services and consumer involvement in service design, implementation and evaluation.
    • Demonstrated advanced skills in the comprehensive assessment and management of complex mental health consumers in the community, including assessment and advanced skills in clinical risk mitigation.
    • Commitment to and proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with multiple key stakeholders, both internal and external to Lifeline Gippsland.

What’s next?

We hope you are as excited about this role as we are! We recognise that this is a unique service and role. If you would like to know more, we encourage you to reach out to [email protected].

If you are passionate about achieving great outcomes for our community, and you want to be part of something new and exciting please submit your resume and a response to the Key Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description, available here:

We encourage early applications as successful applicants may be contacted prior to closing date.

Lifeline Gippsland strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, their carers and supporters. We warmly invite application from all cultures, genders, sexualities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete a Criminal History Record Check check and a Working with Children check prior to employment.

An initiative of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone.



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