Senior Therapy Lead

November 5, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne Northern Suburbs
Employer: Royal Melbourne Hospital
Part time

North West Area Mental Health Service,  Coburg
Part Time

Senior Therapy Lead

  • Provide leadership and supervision in psychotherapy practice at a major Melbourne public mental health service
  • We value the development of ongoing relationships as a means of assisting healing for our consumers
  • Flexible hours are working arrangements available

North-West Area Mental Health Service (NWAMHS, a Service of Melbourne Health) is re-orienting its service model towards the enhancement of psychotherapy for consumers who require it and we are seeking experienced psychotherapy staff (P4) to be part of this exciting opportunity. 


The Senior Therapy Lead is a newly developed role focused on leading the development and implementation of innovative psychotherapeutic approaches to consumers of NWAMHS with mental health difficulties. The Senior Therapy Lead will also have the opportunity to conduct their own psychotherapeutic practice for a small number of consumers. Your role will initially be based at Moreland Community team, but will develop to have a focus that incorporates Hume, the other Community Mental Health Team of NWAMHS.


Your new team

The Moreland Community team is a large, supportive and dynamic team made up of staff that are truly passionate and motivated in supporting consumers and their families/carers. We provide a comprehensive range of specialist mental health services to people who reside in the local government areas of Moreland and Hume.  Our team has a long standing reputation for being collegial, supportive and placing value in the individual skills, experience and personal attributes that each member of our team brings.  As part of a large multi-site service including multiple Area Mental Health Services we are able to provide our staff with unique opportunities to develop professionally


Your new role:

  • Conduct your own psychotherapeutic practice for consumers of NWAMHS;
  • Lead the development of innovative psychotherapeutic approaches to consumers of NWAMHS with mental health difficulties.
  • Support and enhance the psychotherapeutic approaches currently in use within NWAMHS.
  • Lead the evaluation of psychotherapeutic practice within NWAMHS

About you:

  • Comprehensive experience working within the public mental health system (or similar)
  • You have a well-developed psychotherapeutic practice
  • You have experience and training in at least two different models of psychotherapy
  • You are able to provide supervision

Benefits of working with North West Area Mental Health Service:

  • We are building a service that provides the time for a tailored response to the individual suffering of our consumers.
  • If you have a well-developed psychotherapy practice, this role will allow you to have a significant impact on the lives of consumers and other clinicians within our service.
  • If you wish to use your experience and skills to assist with the suffering of people with a severe mental illness please apply for this position.

The Melbourne Health 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: Michael Currie – Area Senior Psychologist
Ph: 0409275656
Applications Close: 19/11/2021

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