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Clinical Specialist - Putting Families First


Your new team

Orygen Specialist Program provides mental health services to young people aged 15-25 and their families/carers in Melbourne's northwest and western suburbs.

Our Community Development team aims to build community capacity to identify and respond to mental ill-health and improve collaboration and inter-agency care.

The Putting Families First (PFF) program is a joint initiative between the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, and the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Your new role:

You will be part of an innovative, interagency and interdisciplinary team who work together to improve outcomes for families/carers in contact with the child welfare and justice systems. You will:

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary and interagency team to plan and assess families' needs
  • Provide mental health consultation to family practitioners
  • Provide primary consultation and assessment to young people aged 12-25 years
  • Support engagement with further mental healthcare for young people and their families/carers
  • Develop processes and supports to ensure mental health needs are addressed through the Putting Families First team

About you:

  • Relevant qualification in Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Clinical Psychology or Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Comprehensive experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, working directly with young people and families, in multidisciplinary teams
  • Previous experience in provision of supervision and leadership
  • You have an interest and commitment to work with marginalised communities and developing partnerships with other services and agencies

Benefit of working with us:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals + internal and external training programs
  • Reimbursements for the cost of obtaining required pre-employment checks (Police Check and Serology test)
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport


For a confidential conversation, please contact Katherine Monson on 0401449660.

Please note: recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applications are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check (WWCC). All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19.

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