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Mental Health Clinician - Ararat

Victoria Police
  • Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

About the role:

An opportunity for one (1) x Mental Health Clinician to be part of our Health and Wellbeing Hub for the Western Region Hub located in Ararat.

The Health and Wellbeing Hub is the single most significant investment in the health, safety, and wellbeing of Victoria Police employees to prevent and respond to work related injuries. Six multi-disciplinary teams, based in hubs across the state are being established, enhancing employee's mental health, injury prevention, early intervention, and recovery support. This newly created position offers an exciting opportunity to support Victoria Police employees.

The Mental Health Clinician will provide preventative and proactive mental health services to Victoria Police employees. The position will work closely and collaboratively with local managers and employees to improve help seeking and early engagement with appropriate mental health services. Through a relational and integrated approach, this position will engage with employees through wellbeing conversations, brief interventions, care co-ordination and reflective practice to create pathways for employees to seek the most appropriate support they need.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Deliver high quality mental health and wellbeing support to employees in an integrated and relational model which involves being present and visible around police stations.
  • Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team of health, safety and wellbeing professionals and providing clinical expertise to the team.
  • Deliver clinical interventions such as wellbeing conversations, brief interventions and case co-ordination in accordance with the Victoria Police clinical governance framework.
  • Facilitate preventative and proactive interventions such as group based reflective practice.
  • Provide advice and guidance to managers to uplift capability in the management of employees experiencing mental health issues.
  • Overnight travel may be required for this role.

 As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with other members in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of prevalent mental health and wellbeing issues and best practice approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of short-term mental health interventions and group based reflective supervision.
  • Proven ability to engage, build rapport and have difficult conversations with a range of stakeholders including clients and managers.
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA; or registration as a Social Worker with AASW; or registered Mental Health Nurse with AHPRA; or Occupational Therapist with AHPRA and endorsed for mental health practice by OTA.

What we can offer you:

As an employee of Victoria Police, you will have access to a range of benefits. Some of the benefits available include:

  • Competitive salary including annual leave loading under the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave
  • Opportunity to purchase leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program and a range of internal services to support you
  • Salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease

 Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Ararat Police Station, 77 Barkly St, Ararat.
  • This position requires regular travel, applicants must hold a current Driver's Licence.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.

 Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

Please click 'Apply Now' to submit your application.

For further information, please contact: Nathan Sherlock, Hub Manager on 03 8533 1826 [email protected] using the subject line: Mental Health Clinician - Ararat enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email [email protected] or on (03) 8533 1440.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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