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Project Officer (clinical)

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Organisation : Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 1 Sep, 2019

About the role

Part-time (0.5 – 0.8 FTE) fixed term position available until November 2020

  • NFP sector salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible working hours
  • Onsite parking + close to public transport

The Project Officer works within a dynamic team of clinicians and academics who contribute their skills and knowledge to the service innovation, workforce development and research translation initiatives of Orygen. These initiatives are undertaken by Orygen’s Research & Translation staff in order to grow the capacity of the Youth Mental Health (YMH) workforce to improve the lives of young people experiencing mental ill-health.

Reporting to the Project Lead, this role specifically relates to the activities for the Mental Health Practitioners in Schools initiative, a project funded by the Department of Education (DET).

The role

The Project Officer will be responsible for a number of activities and deliverables:

  • Provide advice and consultation to mental health practitioners employed under this initiative through the mental health advice line to support best practice, appropriate assessment and referral for specialist support.
  • Plan, develop and deliver evidence-based resources to the practitioners employed under this initiative, through the online mental health portal delivered by DET.
  • Meet key delivery milestones as negotiated with the Department for the successful execution of the contract.
  • Negotiate and prioritise workload with supervisor and other staff responsible for initiatives and projects to enable the successful delivery of initiatives and projects.
  • Maintain professional certification and accreditation and undertake professional practice, professional development and/or research in order to maintain currency in existing expert skills and knowledge and to acquire new expert skills and knowledge.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health (Orygen) is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. For further information please visit

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Project Officer (clinical) via Pro Bono Australia.


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