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Youth Justice Mental Health Clinician - Shepparton

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
  • Social Worker, RN, OT or Psychologist
  • Shepparton, VIC 3630 VACID17554
  • Permanent, full-time
  • Monthly ADO, no weekends
  • Wide range of training and resources provided
  • Comprehensive orientation and learning package
  • Financial relocation assistance/shared hospital accommodation for the first 2 months

This is an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and young adults under 25 years who are engaged with the Youth Justice service as well as having mental health difficulties.

As an experienced Psychologist , Social Worker, Registered Mental Health nurse or OT your role will be working with Youth Justice service and Primary Healthcare providers across the whole Hume region, you will enhance access to appropriate mental health treatment and support for those young people in the youth justice system.

The priority of the role will be developing and refining clear clinical pathways for young people to access the mental health care they require in a timely and seamless manner. Tasks may include supporting and upskilling of Youth Justice staff  and to work with young people with mental health issues, supporting and upskilling mental health staff to work with young people in the youth justice system, primary and secondary consultation, developing and maintaining referral pathways and access to clinical mental health services.

The position is a senior clinician level, with the opportunity to work autonomously with stakeholders with the support of a skilled and experienced team.

Key Selection Criteria: (please address this in your application)

  • Commitment to the GV Health Values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Ethical Behaviour.
  • Registered and endorsed in clinical psychology/ forensic psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia OR
  • Registered Nurse with endorsed postgraduate studies in mental health; OR
  • Approved degree in Social Work or equivalent and membership of AAS OR
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Occupational Therapy and AHPRA registration
  • At least 5 years post registration experience in Child and Adolescent, Youth or Forensic Mental Health Services.
  • Experience in the development of organisational relationships and the development of clinical pathways.
  • Experience and expertise in the provision of quality mental health primary and secondary consultation services, and the ability to provide quality verbal and written feedback.
  • Experience and expertise in the provision of formal and informal education and training.
  • An understanding of the Youth Justice system.
  • An understanding of the challenges faced by young people in the Youth Justice system who also experience mental health problems.
  • Satisfactory National History Criminal Check, Victorian ‘Employee’ Working with Children Check
  • Completion of a Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration prior to commencement of employment.


  • Experience in undertaking a leadership role in a mental health service
  • Qualifications in education and training
  • Experience in forensic related mental health services

Greater Shepparton boasts a diversity of cultural, outdoor and sporting activities seldom found anywhere else. Located only two hours north of Melbourne and 1 hour from the Murray River, the area features magnificent food and wine, glorious weather and all the attractions and activities you could imagine in a regional city. Along with no traffic, affordable housing and good education opportunities this is a great place to live.

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV) is a government funded NFP and our allied health and nursing program provides a no fee, end-to-end recruitment and support service within rural and regional Victoria. Rural health professionals will be supported by a RWAV Regional Support Officer and can apply for CPD grants bursaries, workforce scholarships and relocation grants. Visit www.rwav.com.au.

How to apply

To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to screeningahn@rwav.com.au, using the subject line: Youth Justice Mental Health Clinician - Shepparton application via EthicalJobs, or call the recruitment team on 03 9349 7800 for a confidential chat. 

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