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Senior Clinician - Mental Health Phone T

Barwon Health - Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Position Details

Reference Number 167026
Position Title Senior Clinician - Mental Health Phone Triage
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Swanston Centre
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 32
Position Summary

  • Senior clinician opportunity in Geelong at Victoria's largest non-metro mental health drug and alcohol service.
  • Opportunity to engage in a primarily clinical role with additional leadership and senior clinical operational tasks within a supportive team of senior clinicians.
  • Enhance your phone based mental health and drug and alcohol skills while working closely with key external stakeholders.
About the facility

The phone triage team is one of four teams within the community acute intervention service. The team offers intake, advice and referral to consumers aged 26-64yrs during business hours as well as servicing all ages crisis contacts outside of business hours. The Acute Intervention Service is experiencing considerable growth as part of the Barwon Health Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service and therefore creates many opportunities for career progression and varied opportunities.

About the role

You will be expected to be proficient and gathering details of mental health and drug and alcohol histories from consumers, carers and other treating professionals. You will be expected to be proficient and confident in using the Victorian state-wide triage scale. You will be expected to become proficient with referring internal to other Barwon Health Mental Health Drug and Alcohol agencies, as well as the local AOD consortium members and other mental health and psycho-social support agencies in the local area.

The team works on a 7-day per week roster with an expectation of working a mix of weekdays, weekends morning shift (0700hrs) and afternoon shift (1330hrs). The team allows self-rostering to ensure a healthy work lie balance.

About the culture

The team is a highly motivated team that relies heavily on autonomous decision making with day-to-day triage work and strongly encourages collaborative, team-focussed decision making for more complex high-risk presentations.

Barwon Health staff benefits
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Previous experience in public mental heatlh
Desirable: previous leadership experience/education
Essential: Good working knowledge of Victorian mental health act 2014
Contact Person Christina Grant
Contact Person Job Title Manager Community Acute Intervention Service
Contact Number 0439 351 805
Alternate Contact Person Bethany McClelland
Alternate Contact Number
Closing Date 19/03/2021

Barwon Health

Geelong, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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