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Senior Clinician - Prevention and Recovery Care Service

St Vincent's Health Australia
  • Permanent, part-time - 4 days per week
  • Mental Health - PARC - North Fitzroy
  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging

About the Company

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About the Department

The Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) provides short term sub-acute intensive residential services with a recovery focus to consumers who require additional support early in relapse or following an acute in patient admission. The service is run in partnership with Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria (MIFV).

About the Role

Under the guidance of the Manager and Consultant Psychiatrist, and in conjunction with the Wellways Program Manager the senior clinician will liaise with all referring services to highlight awareness of criteria for referral and ensure referral pathways are clear and accessible as well as ensure timely assessments and entry into the program. Provide a high standard of clinical treatment, recovery planning and support for consumers in the PARC program. Participation in service improvements will also be a core component of the role; including program promotion, engaging external stake holders, improving pathways, education and clinical supervision.

Classification Range

  • OT/SW Grade 3 YB24 - YB27 or YC46 - YC49 ($93,860 - $107,234 per annum pro rata)
  • Psychologist Grade 3 PL1 - PL4 ($96,886 - $110,323 per annum pro rata)
  • RPN Grade 4 NP75 - NP77 ($98,800 - $109,200 per annum pro rata)


  • Actively uphold a culture of hope by using optimistic language supporting people and celebrating consumer's recovery efforts.
  • Work within the Strengths Model of Recovery Orientated Practise to support consumers in becoming experts and leaders of their own care.
  • Support people to sustain existing resources, assets, networks and relationships and access new opportunities, resources and services to achieve their recovery goals.
  • Attend Clinical review meetings at community and inpatient settings to guide referrals and entry to program.
  • Take a leadership role in providing a range of direct clinical mental health assessments and interventions for consumers and carers ensuring risk assessments are completed and plans implemented.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engage the peer workforce in co-design activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree (minimum) in Nursing which meets the registration requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Division 1 or 3.
  • Masters Degree or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology recognised by the Australian Psychological Society and registered as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.SW). Eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work and registered as a Social Worker with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Eligible for membership of Australian Association of Occupational Therapy and registered as an Occupational Therapist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • A minimum of 4 years post qualification experience in a mental health setting.
  • A current Victorian driver's licence.


  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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