SPOT/Safe Haven Mental Health Clinician – Griffith (Incentives Offered) Murrumbidgee Local Health District


*This position qualifies for incentives under the NSW Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme, including up to $5,000 sign on bonus, and up to $5,000 each year (incentive value dependent on full-time equivalent, position and location). Find out more here

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Remuneration: $67,357.32 – $105,895.00 per annum (+ super + 17.5% leave loading where applicable)
Hours per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ429625
Applications Close: 1 October 2023
Vaccination Category: A



Outstanding Experience. Infinite Opportunities.



Here in the Riverina, we treasure your skills and experience and we’re ready to roll out the red carpet to welcome you to town.

We’ve prepared oodles of goodies to help you move and settle in, including:

  • Up to $5k sign on bonus + $5k rolling annual bonus (incentive value dependent on full-time equivalent, position and location). Find out more here!
  • Salary packaging up to $20,600 per annum tax free for living expenses! Take advantage of novated leasing a new car!
  • Relocation assistance and accommodation support considerations
  • Subsidised gym and leisure centre membership for you and your family
  • Free confidential counselling services for you and your family

Craving a fresh start somewhere new and actually interesting? Join the incredible team in the Murrumbidgee District. Jump in at a comfort level that suits you: from state-of-the-art hospital that will remind you of the city, to small multi-disciplinary health facility where you literally get to do it all. No matter where you choose, your learning will be nurtured and you’ll be well supported to operate at the top of your scope.

And don’t worry – there are already oodles of young people here to welcome you: at work, in local clubs, at the pub, and down at the river!

There’s heaps to show your family when they come to visit, which is a breeze – you’ll be central to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. (You can always pop home for the weekend on a quick flight if you find a break in your social calendar!)

Want to know more about the community of Griffith? Visit us here.


About Your Role

This predominantly clinical position involves working within the Suicide Prevention Team including SPOT [Suicide Prevention Outreach Team] and Safe Haven services.
Working within a small team of peer workers and clinicians, the Suicide Prevention Team aim for a ‘no wrong door’ approach to ensure people have access to the support they need in a warm and welcoming, non-threatening environment. 

Clinicians working in the Suicide Prevention service will deliver support that aligns with the principles of step up/step down care. This includes making referrals/links to a range of community-based services for ongoing support (step down), or escalating concerns over consumer well-being to relevant clinical services for follow up (step up). It will also include health promotion activities.

Team members will be rostered to either SPOT or Safe Haven services dependant on availability and service need. The service will operate approximately 3-4 days per week with varying operating hours. After hours, evenings and weekend work will be a requirement of the role.
For many people experiencing a suicidal crisis, emergency departments (ED) are often the only and most immediately accessed form of support. However, they are not ideal locations for people experiencing psychological distress. 

The Safe Haven is a walk-in service that provides an alternative to visiting an ED or remaining in ED unnecessarily. Peer workers with lived experience provide compassionate, immediate and welcoming supportive responses for people experiencing suicidal crisis, with support from clinicians. Information about and links to community-based services such as housing, relationship counselling or financial assistance are provided to help alleviate distress. Clinicians are available as required for assessment, evidence-based treatments and brief, limited care coordination.

The SPOT is an outreach service providing afterhours care and follow-up to people experiencing or recovering from suicidal distress. The service works from a ‘buddy’ approach where clinicians and peer workers work together, collaboratively with the consumer, to respond to suicidal crisis. 
Using virtual technology, the SPOT clinician and peer worker provide recovery-oriented care for people in crisis, including crisis response, psychosocial support, assessment, safety planning, assertive follow up, recovery/wellness planning, advocacy, and identification of community supports. SPOT staff may be involved in contact with community groups and awareness raising activities to promote ‘case finding’ as part of the service.

Learn more about the role and requirements here.


Upgrade Your Career and Lifestyle at MLHD

Your application will require you to include a resume and cover letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are a good fit for this position.

Go on, you’ve earned a promotion, a world-class workplace, inspiring colleagues, award-winning staff and patient programs – all wrapped up in a rich tapestry of cultural treasures. Contact Elizabeth Martin, Manager Strategic Planning and Innovation MHDA on 0418 459 295 or [email protected]  now for a confidential chat.

New applicants must have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate. Should a medical contraindication certificate be provided, ongoing employment post certificate expiry is conditional to meeting COVID-19 vaccination requirements. 

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic, or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.





Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time