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Senior Mental Health Clinician - Eastern Suburbs

Mind Australia
  • Lead high quality Allied Health services and deliver meaningful recovery supports to young people with mental health challenges
  • Fixed term 18 month role | Full time
  • Eastern Suburbs Location

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

About the role

Mind Australia, in partnership with MacKillop Family Services, VACCA and Eastern Health’s Child and Youth Mental Health Services deliver the Keep Embracing Your Success (KEYS) model in Eastern metropolitan Melbourne. This is a holistic, therapeutic program working with young people aged 13-16 years who experience complex emotional and behavioural difficulties and currently in, or are likely to be placed in, residential care. The KEYS service is a new approach to supporting highly vulnerable young people in the out-of-home care system, who exhibit very complex, risky and challenging behaviours.

We are seeking a compassionate, experienced Senior Mental Health Clinician for full time, 18 month fixed term opportunity (possibility of an extension) to work within an innovative new program in the Eastern suburbs. You will demonstrate clinical leadership and utilise expertise in delivering meaningful evidence based, time limited psychological therapies adjusted to be responsive to the individual needs of young people.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide therapeutic support services including assessments, diagnosis, brief intervention, treatment planning and evaluation, and education and research in line with professional and National Standards.
  • Complete mental health assessments, both functional and sensory, and provide therapies that are adapted to meet the unique, individual needs young people.
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership by providing clients with care coordination and advocacy to meet their specific needs in a stepped care framework.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary degree qualifications in Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or other health related field and hold current registration with AHPRA.
  • Expertise working with young people with mental health issues who experience complex emotional/ behavioural difficulties and their families and carers.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise to meet customer service delivery requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers and key stakeholders.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14796.

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

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