- Job posted on: 28th Jun 2022
- Applications close:
Orygen Specialist Programs (OSP), a program of Melbourne Health, provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 to 25 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness.
Addiction / Dual Diagnosis is an emerging stream within the evolving Orygen service system. This program will partner with young people, families / carers and the Orygen workforce to provide evidence-based best practice AOD assessments and interventions integrated into routine mental health care.
The AOD stream will have clinicians embedded within Orygen services providing secondary and primary consultation and assist in the management of AOD interventions including harm-minimisation, reduction in use withdrawal and detox. Care will be in partnership with ongoing care providers and enable opportunities for targeted interventions that can be completed within the home, sub-acute and acute environments.
The AOD stream will also establish and maintain key partnerships with external stakeholders representing Orygen within AOD networks and utilising these relationships to support collaborative care and to young people to engage with those agencies should they require their supports.
This is a multidisciplinary role and is open to Grade 6 Registered Mental Health Nurses and Grade 5 Occupation Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists.
Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.
Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.
If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.
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Unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.
Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.