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Mental Health Clinician Forensic - Horsham / Stawell / Ararat

Grampians Community Health

About the business

You can be more than part of your community – be someone making a difference for people in your community

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Grampians and Wimmera regions, Grampians Community Health employs over 200 staff at three sites located at Stawell (main office), Horsham and Ararat.

We provide a safe, inclusive and respectful environment that values culture, beliefs, values, gender identity and capacity. We are compassionate, inclusive, professional, courageous and empowering.

Grampians Community Health offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and is seeking qualified and experienced professionals looking for a rewarding career, who are passionate about their work and committed to improving the lives of members of the community.

About the position

The Grampians Community Health Forensic Mental Health Program is an initiative of the Victorian Government – Department of Health and Human Services (DFFS). Ballarat Community Health is the lead agency of a consortium with Grampians Community Health (GCH) that delivers this program in Central Highlands and the Wimmera. The partners include the Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd (BADAC), Ballarat Health Services - Mental Health Services (BHS). The incumbent of this position is an employee of Grampians Community Health (GCH).

The aim of the program is to proactively engage eligible individuals and deliver a forensic mental health service to address their mental health needs and other health issues and social support needs. The outcomes include improved mental health or symptom stability and reduced recidivism and contact with the criminal justice system. The program is one of 5 implemented across Victoria.

The forensic mental health program includes assessment and treatment of adults (over 18 years) who:

  • Are prisoners on parole or on a community correction order
  • Have a primary diagnosis of a moderate severity mental health illness or disorder
  • Are at risk of re-offending and
  • Have a court mandated condition on their Order to undertake Mental Health Treatment and Rehabilitation

Employee benefits

Salary packaging

Grampians Community Health has generous salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 for personal expenses and meal and entertainment expenses in addition to salary and access to ATO Remote Housing Allowance (for eligible place of residence). Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved means of restructuring your salary to reduce your taxation.

Working from home

Grampians Community Health is progressive with offering the capacity for many of our staff to work remotely from their homes where the service delivery allows for it. Access to information technology is provided to allow you the flexibility of working from home while remaining connected to Grampians Community Health staff, supervision and management.

Professional development

Grampians Community Health values our employees by supporting professional development to develop the knowledge and skills of our staff to better meet the needs of our clients. Clinical supervision is provided for all staff who require it for their professional practice.

Purchased leave

Eligible staff may purchase up to 20 days additional leave in a financial year.

Employee Assistance Program

Grampians Community Health recognises the importance of providing support for staff members experiencing personal or work related issues and concerns to maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Support is provided through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which offers free confidential, professional assistance to staff members.

To download a position description and key selection criteria form see the attachments below.

For more information visit our website Employment (gch.org.au).

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