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Senior Mental Health Clinician - Brimbank Melton Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing Hub

Date: 02-Aug-2022

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:


The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.

RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.  

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards:

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

Further information about RCH is available at


The Role:


This is a new ongoing, full-time position for a Senior Mental Health Clinician to work alongside a Team Coordinator and Grade 2 clinicians in the Brimbank Melton hub that is proposed to open in October 2022 with activity to gradually build over time.

As well as immediately working directly with families, the Senior Mental Health Clinician will initially assist the Team Coordinator to develop a model of care for the hub, including through codesign with people with a lived experience.  The full team of clinicians to operate the hub will be recruited within the first six months, building a leading multi-disciplinary team to provide excellence care to infants and children aged 0-11 years.


The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System’s final report was released in March 2021. It set out a blueprint for a future mental health and wellbeing system in Victoria to be achieved through a series of structural, cultural and clinical reforms to be implemented over ten years.


One of these major reforms was to create Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Services – a fourth tier in a new six tier system. Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Services provide treatment, care and support for Victorians with mild to moderate mental health challenges – delivering secondary care services across Victoria. Recommendation 19.3 of the Final Report is to establish three Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing Hubs, as the first Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Services for infants and children aged 0-11 and their families.


One of these first three hubs will be located in Brimbank Melton and the RCH Mental Health Service has been chosen to provide the mental health component of the hub.  These hubs will help infants and children aged 0-11 who are experiencing emotional, social and/or behavioural issues. The hubs have a low barrier to entry and are designed to be non-stigmatising, accepting referrals directly from families, as well as health, educational and social services professionals.  With RCH Mental Health Service delivering the mental health services in the Brimbank Melton hub, this will mean that there is full integration between secondary care and tertiary services in Brimbank Melton, allowing families to seamlessly move up and down the tiers of the system as their mental health challenges change. 


The RCH Mental Health Service has a significant learning and development program and invests in supporting our staff to pursue their professional practice, carers and passions.  


To view the Position Description please click here


Please contact Stewart Imrie, Team Coordinator - Brimbank Melton Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing Hub on 0402 422 886 with any questions. 


Why work at the RCH?


RCH is committed to a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities, surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city. We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

All applicants please be aware that it is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, employment. Further, some RCH positions require the Ann ual Influenza Vaccination under Direction from the Secretary, Department of Health (Directions).  If your position is identified as Risk Category A or B you are required to have the annual Influenza Vaccination unless you have a medical exception in line with the Directions.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 30 August 2022