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Clinical Lead - Towards Change - Frankston Local

Mentis Assist
  • Melbourne – Bayside and South Eastern suburbs
  • Community Services and Development - Management
  • Salary circa $135,000 excluding superannuation and generous salary packaging.
  • Senior role leading a multidisciplinary team
  • Engage with community members to co-design innovative mental health services.

Play a key role in major mental health reform in Victoria to ensure everyone is supported to access the services they need, close to their home.

You will be part of the launch of one of the first of 60 Mental Health Locals in Victoria.

This is an amazing opportunity to shape the future of peer and community led mental health services for adults and older adults.

This local support is a key recommendation of the recent Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system and promises to make our community a better place to be.

The Frankston Adult and older Adult Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Service: Wellways, Mentis Assist, and Peninsula Health are working together to provide mental health and wellbeing supports in Frankston to ensure that everyone can access treatment and care close to home.

We are working with the local community and people who have personal experience of mental health issues and recovery to build these services so that they are the best they can be. Our service delivery will be informed by lived experience and co-produced by the local community.

About the role

Reporting to the Frankston Local Operations Manager and the Clinical Director, the Clinical Lead – Towards Change will develop, coach, supervise and lead a team of specialist clinical mental health practitioner in the delivery of holistic mental health care. The team will include a Creative Arts Therapist, AOD Clinician, Addiction Specialist, Dietitian, Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Nurses, and Occupational Therapists (EFT approximately 8) . The Clinical Lead- Towards Change will be employed by Mentis Assist and will play an integral role in changing and shaping the way mental health and wellbeing services and supports are delivered the Frankston area.

As this is a newly created service, your ability to work flexibly and agilely within an evolving service delivery partnership is essential. Your ability to motivate, support, guide and direct a team will also be important.

If this sounds like an ideal match for your approach to leadership and mental health and wellbeing service delivery, please contact us to discuss, or lodge your application now.


  • Bachelor level degree in Allied Heath, Nursing (Credentialed Mental Health Nurse highly regarded), or Master of Psychology with clinical accreditation.
  • Minimum 5 years mental health experience
  • Eligible for relevant professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority
  • Demonstrated relevant clinical mental health experience, particularly in a community setting and with an innovative approach
  • Demonstrated experience developing, coaching, supervising and leading a team of multidisciplinary practitioners
  • Experience working with consumers in the co-design of mental health services
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License
  • Right to Work in Australia
  • National Police Check and Working with Children Check
  • Evidence of complete COVID 19 vaccination or valid medical exemption
  • We are committed to reconciliation, lived experience, and inclusiveness. We strongly encourage and warmly welcome people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, people with lived experience of mental health issues and disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ+ to apply. Even if you meet only some of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

To view the position description, visit our website under “work with us/current vacancies www.mentisassist.org.au.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting new way of delivering mental health services, contact Mark Smith, Director of Services, Mentis Assist on 0421 034 013 or Cathy Campbell, Human Resource Manager on 03 5970 5000. We will start interviewing as applications are received.

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