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Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse


OzChild is looking for a Registered Mental Health Nurse to join their Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) team based in Campbelltown, NSW. This Part-Time permanent role is ideal for a registered Nurse Practitioner / Psych Nurse looking for extra hours work.

About OzChild

For over 170 years, OzChild has been committed to the protection of Australia's most vulnerable children and families. Our purpose is to support vulnerable children and young people by preventing abuse and neglect, providing healing and strengthening families.

Mental Health/Psychiatric Nurse at OzChild:

MST-CAN provides intensive treatment to families for a period of around 6 to 9 months including specific clinical treatments that target areas such as trauma, mental health and drug and alcohol misuse.

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) is a researched community-based treatment model directed at families with children aged 6-17 years old. The MST-CAN program is particularly effective for children who may have a history of trauma and/or neglect. For more information see https://www.ozchild.org.au/mst-can/

As a member of this team, you will deliver treatment according to the multisystemic therapy principles with the aim of producing positive change for children and families.

Your role:

The role of the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is to assist MST-CAN Therapists in providing positive clinical treatment outcomes for children and their families who have come to the attention of child protection services due to physical abuse and/or neglect.

The role of the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner will assist with family safety planning including diagnostic and medication treatment where appropriate. As the Mental Health Nurse providing Multisystemic Therapy you will work with families who are at imminent risk of having their children removed due to ongoing physical abuse or neglect.


  • Provide mental health/psychiatric evaluations of children and adult family members.
  • On-going interface with the MST-CAN treatment team concerning mental health and medical diagnoses that pertain to child and adult family members.
  • Act as a community liaison with outside physicians/psychiatrists concerning medical or psychiatric care of child and adult family members.
  • Coordinates hospitalisation of child and adult family members as needed.

You will have:

  • Full registration as a Mental Health Practitioner/Psychiatric Nurse.
  • Two year accredited Masters Degree (Nurse Practitioner) which includes pharmacological and prescribing qualifications.
  • Registrations with nursing and midwifery board of Australia (NSW).
  • Experience working with child and adult mental health.
  • Experience could be in child and family welfare field (Child Protection, Out of Home Care, Family Services and/or other services working with vulnerable families and children).

What we offer:

Our promise to you is to provide you with opportunity; opportunity to be part of a team that sets one another up for success; opportunity to thrive in your career; opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives; and opportunity to be part of positive change to the sector.

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Training and skills development.
  • Above Award Salary - $64.13ph (depending on qualifications and experience) ($126,720 per annum - pro-rata) + 10% Super.
  • Friendly and supportive work environment.
  • Be part of an innovative care service to children, young people, and families.
  • Internationally acclaimed program (MST-CAN).
  • Permanent Part time.
  • Flexible working hours -8 to 15 hours per week that can be split across multiple day.


You can apply for the role today by clicking the APPLY NOW button above. Please include in your application a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

Enquiries are welcome, please call or email Richard Bishop on 02 8664 9114 or rbishop@ozchild.org.au using the subject line: Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We are interviewing immediately for this role. Suitable applicants will be contacted soon after they apply. Please do not delay your application!

To be successful, you will be required to meet our Safety Screening requirements, and this will include relevant police checks and hold a valid and current WWCC for NSW.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status.

A position description is attached.

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