Clinical Specialist – Early Psychosis Stream

November 24, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs
Employer: Royal Melbourne Hospital
Part time

Orygen Youth Health Sunshine – Visy Cares Hub
Part Time

Clinical Specialist – Early Psychosis Stream (EPPIC and PACE)

Orygen Youth Health


  • Allied Health Grade 4 Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 5
  • Based primarily at Sunshine, Visy Cares Hub and servicing Satellite Service at Melton and Wyndham
  • The position is a Part-Time 0.8 EFT / Ongoing

The Early Psychosis Stream is searching for an experienced clinician who can provide specialist interventions and leadership to a clinical team and influence service development at local, national and international levels. This is a new senior role, developed in response to service growth and innovation.


The Early Psychosis clinical stream consists of the EPPIC and PACE programs.  The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) provides an early intervention service for young people presenting with symptoms of first episode psychosis.  The Personal Assessment and Crisis Evaluation (PACE) program focuses on young people with an at risk mental state, this may extend beyond attenuated or brief psychotic symptoms to include anxiety, depressive, personality disorder or substance misuse.


    Your new role:

    •  A key leadership position responsible for the provision of clinical leadership, management, training and supervision of a multidisciplinary team
    • Specialises in the provision of comprehensive case management and psychological interventions to clients attending EPS, including, EPPIC and PACE Clinical Streams.
    • Responsible for the provision of clinical leadership, management, training and supervision of a multidisciplinary team specialising in the provision of comprehensive case management and psychological interventions to clients
    • These clients are young people who are at ultra-high risk (UHR) of developing a psychotic illness or experiencing a first episode of psychosis


    About you:

    • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders
    • A proven ability to manage and lead a multidisciplinary team: manage staff resources and ensure high standards of practice
    • Specialist knowledge is required in one or more clinical interventions such as psychological, family, domestic violence, Alcohol and Drug, Physical Health, Ultra-High Risk for psychosis, Neurodevelopmental and Eating Disorders interventions, etc.
    • Experience and expertise in providing case management

     Benefits of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:

    • Values based organisation offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement
    • Sophisticated learning structure and we pride ourselves on supporting continuing professional development.
    • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program – run by our dedicated employees.
    • Salary packaging options, monthly ADOs for full time staff (That’s an additional day off every month!), discounted onsite car parking, close to public transport.

    The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.



            If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.


            For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

            All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

            Enquiries: Richard Bell
            Ph: 0449508803
            Applications Close: 03/12/2021

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