Mental Health Clinician (RPN) – Ararat Grampians Health


Mental Health Clinician
Mental Health Services – Ararat
Permanent – Full Time
80 hours per fortnight with monthly ADO

Up to $20,000 incentive payments may be available to support relocation
(Be reimbursed for rent, childcare, school fees, relocation costs and more)

The Victorian Government has allocated funds to support rural and regional Area Mental Health Services (AMHS) to provide incentives to attract workers to roles that are difficult to fill.

The new workforce relocation and incentive grants program is being administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV). 

More information including job vacancies and eligibility requirements click here

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated Mental Health Clinician (RPN3, P2, SW2, OT2) to undertake a permanent position in the Ararat Mental Health Team.

Grampians Health Mental Health Services (GMHS) is a dynamic Area Mental Health Service striving to provide the highest standards of treatment while maintaining a commitment to a continuously improving clinical environment.

Clinicians who undertake a career at GMHS will find the role is both challenging and rewarding, with exposure to a wide range of mental health disorders and treatments. Our clinicians develop comprehensive knowledge and expert skill in the provision of contemporary mental health treatment for clients and families, leading to many opportunities for career progression and advancement.

Applications are sought from candidates interested in developing specialist clinical skills in the area of mental health treatments. This is a superb opportunity for you to develop your mental health career.

If you want to work in a multi-disciplinary team and provide evidence-based treatment to consumers and their families whilst working collaboratively with all services within Grampians Health and the clients community, we would be delighted to receive your application. 

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ararat region

Ararat Rural City has a population of over 11,000 and is situated 200km west of Melbourne on the Western Highway which connects the region to Adelaide. Ararat is the gateway to the world-renowned Grampians Region and is characterised by huge horizons, spectacular mountain scapes and a vibrant sense of community health and wellbeing. Advanced manufacturing, agriculture, food and wine production, construction, healthcare and tourism experiences underpin the economy. Ararat has excellent passenger and rail freight connections to Ballarat, Melbourne, and the port of Portland in the south. Ararat is a major regional service centre in Victoria’s mid-west and is supported by several small rural townships. Ararat Rural City has excellent schools, hospitals, transport connection and amenities that support a regional lifestyle. Working in the Ararat region means what you do every day makes a real difference in the local community.

How to apply

Click APPLY or contact Allister Williamson, Team Leader, Ararat on 03 5352 9710 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.