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Mental Health Clinician - Psychologist

Date: 23-May-2023

Location: Other, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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 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.

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.

For further Information on RCH is available here.

RCH Mental Health Department is looking for a Psychologist to join our CASEA (CAMHS in Schools Early Action) team. 


We are looking for a:

- Mental Health Clinician, Psychologist (Clinical or Educational/Developmental Psychologist) 

- Part time (0.6) 

- Fixed term unil 18 May 2024 (maternity leave replacement)

- Grade 2


The Role:

RCH Mental Health comprises community and hospital based services.  CASEA (CAMHS in Schools Early Action) sits under the community arm of the program.  The aim of CASEA is to reduce the prevalence of conduct disorder in children by delivering sustainable evidence-based interventions in the early years of school within the school setting.

You will be responsible for providing individual and group tertiary mental health care for children up to 15 years and their families through assessment, treatment, case management and consultation to internal and external stakeholders.

As a mental health clinician you will demonstrate expert clinical capabilities with this population with a recovery-focus, and contribute to service initiatives, education, review/evaluation and quality improvement projects.  Your research knowledge and skills will enhance team functions and improve outcomes for consumers.

Clinicians are required to work in schools in the Western Metropolitan RCH Mental Health catchment area, from the team base (located at Travancore) and other locations within the service as required. Schools involved will be from Western or Northern Education regions.

As part of recommendations from the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health we are currently undergoing an exciting service transformation, building our workforce and enhancing our therapeutic programs. 



To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Demonstrated clinical skills and experience in the provision of effective and efficient child and adolescent mental health care.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, to maximise service coordination and cooperation as well as capacity building with community agencies.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in research, quality improvement and program evaluation.
  • A commitment and evidence of evidence-based practice and continuing professional development including and ability to find and apply evidence in decision-making.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and inter-personal skills.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of legal obligations when working in a CAMHS context in Victoria.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to functioning in a team environment that enhances the team’s high performance.


For further information about this role please contact Dr Hana Guo via or 0488218822

To view the position description please click here.


To learn more about working for the Mental Health Department at The Royal Children’s Hospital please click here:

For further information about Mental Health Careers click here:

Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and 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.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  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.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 13 June 2023