Position Details
Reference Number 43928
Position Title Mental Health Clinician Group Work Facilitator
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Location Austin Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area CYMHS/Adolescent Inpatient Unit
Hours per Week 32.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic Mental Health Clinician/ Group Work Facilitator to join our Adolescent Inpatient Unit. This is full time, permanent position with scope for weekend work.

This role provides a therapeutic group program to a small and varied caseload of adolescent consumers on the Adolescent Inpatient Unit (AIPU). The clinician will be required to facilitate engagement in a group program as well provide assessment, and treatment (at individual and group levels),to adolescents and their families/carers in order to facilitate safe and effective discharge from the unit.

This role involves (but it not limited to):

  • Design, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of a daily therapeutic group program on the unit.
  • Engagement of the multidisciplinary team in the support and implementation of the group program
  • Conducting mental state and risk assessments
  • Risk and case formulation
  • Brief therapeutic interventions to achieve recovery in line with young person and carer's goals for admission
  • Collaborating with the team to develop the young person's treatment plan while on the ward, and taking responsibility for implementation of this plan

Please see the position description for more detail about the position.

The Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Austin Health is a small inpatient unit that works closely with young people and their carers to achieve positive outcomes in all areas of functioning. We have 11 bedsand are based at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg. Adolescents who have turned 13 (but are not yet 18 years of age) are admitted for mental health assessment and treatment when their presentation presents high levels of risk, or when a more specialised service is required for assessment and treatment. These young people may be experiencing significant acute and complex emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties and have usually had some outpatient treatment. The team is also supported by Austin School teaching staff who work to keep young people connected to their home schools or to help them reconnect to appropriate education pathways.

We offer:

  • A dynamic and highly skilled multidisciplinary team 
  • Regular individual and group supervision
  • Collegiate and supportive team culture
  • Opportunity to learn and connect with highly specialist CYMHS clinicians across a wide variety of specialist roles
  • Capacity to make real and lasting change in the lives of young people

Feedback from our families:

“Thank you for the time you so generously gave to understand our teenager’s condition and circumstances surrounding this. Thank you for the life-saving support and care you all have provided. Thank you!!”

“To the team- your caring, non-judgemental approach is exactly what is needed. Thank you for catching our teenager in their time of need!”

To apply for this role you must demonstrate how your experience meets the key selection criteria which are listed in the position description. Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include high quality supervision (clinical, operational and professional), salary packaging, and a wide ranging employee assistance program. See this link for further details of the benefits Austin offers their staff: https://www.austin.org.au/careers/benefits/

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged.

Contact Person Rachel Lim
Contact Number (03) 9496 5108
Alternate Contact Person Emily Fulleron
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 5108
Closing Date 08/07/2022
Position Description
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