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Date: 11-Jun-2021

Location: Other, AU

Company: theroyalch

Mental Health Clinician 

  • Part time (0.8 EFT), Ongoing
  • St Albans location
  • Hub of medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital


The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.


With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.


The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au


The Role

RCH Mental Health comprises community- and hospital-based services.  This includes three multidisciplinary outpatient teams which are based in Travancore, Sunshine and Hoppers Crossing.  The Community teams are led by a partnership between Team Coordinator and Consultant Psychiatrist, with the Team Coordinator responsible for the operational functioning of the team, and the Consultant Psychiatrist accountable for driving high quality clinical care across the Team. This position will be primarily based in the location listed above, however you may be required to work across sites should the needs of the service require this.


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


As part of its Strategic Plan, The RCH is striving to become a national Centre of Excellence in infant, child and adolescent mental health. The RCH Mental Health team, in close collaboration with campus partners, is committed to supporting the development of such a centre and delivering GREAT care.


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 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


To view the Position Description, please click here


Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.


Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.


To learn more about our staff benefits please go to: https://www.rch.org.au/hr/recruitment_employment/Staff_benefits/ The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close on 21 June 2021