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Online Youth Mental Health Clinician

  • NFP Salary Packaging options; work/life balance
  • Part-time (0.4 - 0.8 FTE) fixed term position for 12months
  • Leading organisation in youth mental health 

Are you determined to make a difference to the lives of young people? Do you thrive working in a team? Will you never settle for anything less than what young people and their families need and deserve? Orygen Digital is looking for you.

About the role and its impact

An exciting opportunity is now available for a part-time (0.4 – 0.8 FTE) MOST Online Youth Mental Health Clinician/s to support young people using the Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST) platform. These positions are fixed term and available for 12 months with possibility of renewal subject to funding. 

Based at Parkville, you will initially commence work remotely from home. All applications will be accepted within the state. You must have confidential home office space and reliable internet connection.

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on that outcome, pioneering new, positive approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

As the Online Youth Mental Health Clinician, your contribution will be to directly support young people using MOST as part of the roll out of MOST within Victorian youth mental health services. Young people will be able to engage with clinical content and other appropriate features within MOST, such as social networking, and peer and vocational support. You will also assist MOST users with other appropriate features within MOST, such as social networking, and peer and vocational support. This role is responsible for maintaining weekly contact with MOST users, via messaging, discussions on the online forums, text message or telephone contact. You will also be required to work collaboratively with other internal and external staff in support of young people, such as peer and vocational workers, and other clinicians.

About you

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline including psychology, social work, occupational therapy or other mental health profession with eligibility for appropriate membership with accredited registering body;
  • An understanding of youth mental health systems and an ability to apply this knowledge to the Orygen Digital context;
  • Experience working in clinical settings within the Victoria youth mental health system;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to facilitate a therapeutic alliance via digital means;
  • Demonstrated awareness of mental health and social issues, experience working with individuals experiencing crises, and experience working with individuals working with high risk clients;
  • Passion for empowering young people to achieve their mental health goals.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the selection criteria and other duties, skills and experience required for this position. As a guide, remuneration of $57,264 - $75,147 per annum pro rata is offered, dependent on skills and experience; NFP generous salary sacrificing opportunities are also available to the successful candidate. 

About us

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Find out more on our website.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals. With this in mind Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangement, access to NFP salary packaging and an employee assistance program.

For a private and confidential discussion, please contact Dan Code at dan.code@orygen.org.au, using the subject line: Online Youth Mental Health Clinician enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Alternatively, if you have anyone in your network that is in search of a new opportunity, please feel free to pass this on.

Orygen reserves the right to close this EOI before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

A position description is attached.

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