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35 Poplar Road Parkville VIC 3052
Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Phone: 0439335272
Web Site: https://www.orygen.org.au/About/Work-with-Us

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Access Team Clinician


Job Description:

  • Join a leader in youth mental health, revolutionising services to our young people
  • Make a real difference in access to care for young people
  • Well regarded supervision and career development opportunities in clinical care and research
  • Access to generous NFP salary packaging and flexible work/life balance arrangements

​About Orygen
The why behind what we do is important. We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on this outcome. Orygen is leading and redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care. Find out more on our website.
The Opportunity
Be part of a supportive and inclusive multidisciplinary team that is passionate about delivering quality and safe primary clinical services to young people experiencing mental ill-health in the Melton community. Pursue a career that is fulfilling and rewarding making a real difference to the lives of young people and their families.

If you have a passion for the field of youth mental health and share Orygen’s values of respect, accountability, teamwork, excellence and innovation, then please apply to be part of headspace Melton and join the Orygen team to revolutionise youth mental health.
The role and your impact
Part-time (0.6 FTE) fixed term position until 30 June 2022, with potential for further employment. 

Working within a multidisciplinary team, the Access Team Clinician will be well supported operationally and clinically to provide high quality, early intervention intake and assessment services to young people, their families/carers and community professional/agencies. The Access Team Clinician will:
  • Have a direct role in the engagement, assessment and coordination of care for young people accessing services at headspace Werribee;
  • Assist in the referral of young people to appropriate programs (including research interventions) either within the headspace Werribee or other community agencies; and
  • Participate in community awareness raising activities that promote early help-seeking for mental health and substance use problems in young people.
 Your role as the Access Team Clinician aims to improve access to services and continuity of care for young people across four core streams of service: mental health; alcohol and other drugs; primary care; and social recovery/vocational services.

Job Requirements:

About you
Essential to this role is that you will have approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing). You will have full general registration with AHPRA or eligibility for full registration with AASW. In addition, you will bring:
  • Experience in the provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments; risk assessment and crisis intervention/safety planning; psychoeducation and short-term/brief interventions to young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to determine and plan for a young person’s recovery and support needs, employing a shared-decision making approach.
  • Demonstrated sound ability to make decisions, problem solve, and risk manage, in relation to conducting intake and assessments and determining a young people’s suitability for ongoing treatment/support services at the centre.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to liaise and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Commitment to supporting clinical research within the service.
To view the FULL selection criteria and learn more about this opportunity, please go to www.orygen.org.au/About/Work-with-Us to view the Position Description or contact Amali Abayawardana at amali.abayawardana@orygen.org.au for a confidential discussion.
Salary and benefits
Depending on your skills and experience, a salary of $58,707 – $76,867 p.a. pro rata is offered plus superannuation and access to generous NFP salary packaging.
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, an employee assistance program, well regarded supervision and a supportive team, career growth and development opportunities, purposeful work that makes a real difference to lives of young people and their families and carers and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health.
How to apply
Please refer to the position description and submit a cover letter addressing the above key selection criteria and your resume to careers@orygen.org.au, using the subject line ‘Access Team Clinician – Melton’ followed by your ‘full name’. 
Closing date: Tuesday 17 August 2021, 11:55PM AEST
You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Orygen may close the advertisement before the closing date.
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 strategic commitment to partner with First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.
Recruitment Agencies - thank you for thinking of us, however we do endeavour to fill our opportunities through direct channels wherever possible. If we find that we do need agency assistance, we’ll be in touch.


Medical-Health: General-Other: Medical-Health, Medical Practitioner, Medical Therapy-Rehab Services, Mental Health, Nursing, Social Service

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Part time


Melbourne, Vic, Australia


Access Team Clinician


Consultant, Health Care, Nonprofit-Social Services, Nurse




$58,707 – $76,867 p.a. + super + NFP salary packaging per year