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

Location : Melbourne (Parkville)

Work type : Various

Sector : Education & Training, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $95,00 - $110,000 per annum (pro rata) (commensurate with skills and experience).

Application closing date : 13 Oct, 2019

About the role

  • NFP Salary Packaging options available
  • Leading mental health organisation
  • Parkville location with onsite parking + close to public transport 

Two Part-time / Full-time (0.5 – 1.0 FTE) fixed term positions available for 12 months.


A Clinical Educator 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.

In collaboration with the research and translation team, the clinical educator will plan, develop and deliver evidence-based workforce education programs to the YMH workforce, including: face-to-face training, lectures, seminars, mentoring and supervision; YMH products and services, such as factsheets, manuals, text books, scholarly articles, research projects, online modules; online training, lectures, seminars mentoring and supervision; and, related administration assessment, marking, evaluations and reports.

You will report to, and work under the direction of the National Projects Manager, Research & Translation.


About you


  • Tertiary qualifications in clinical psychology, occupational therapy, mental health nursing or social work.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or equivalent registering authority.
  • A youth-friendly, optimistic and professional approach to work and a passion and commitment to achieving positive change in Youth Mental Health.
  • An advanced level of skill in youth mental health clinical practice, including assessment, case formulation and intervention across a range of diagnostic categories, demonstrated experience at a senior clinician/clinical coordinator or extensive clinical experience within an autonomous role.
  • A robust knowledge of the rationale, current evidence base and treatments for early intervention in youth mental health.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate knowledge transfer and training activities for the youth mental health workforce.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of consultation processes and issues related to provision of consultation to external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with clinicians, community workers and managers across a range of organisations and foster effective working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively lead, develop, implement and evaluate projects.
  • Experience, interest and knowledge of research and its role in knowledge development and service improvement.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).


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

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Clinical Educator via Pro Bono Australia.



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