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Digital Clinical Content Writer

Organisation : Orygen

Location : Melbourne (Parkville)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Education & Training, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 10 Jul, 2020

About the role

  • NFP Salary Packaging options; work/life balance
  • Part-time to full-time (0.4 – 1.0 FTE) fixed term position
  • Leading organisation in youth mental health

Are you a content writer with clinical experience? Are you familiar with literature on digital interventions for mental health conditions and psychological interventions? Here’s your chance to work for the organisation leading the way in digital youth mental health and to help make a difference!

About the role and its impact

Orygen Digital, the digital arm of Orygen, includes the world’s leading and largest research program of digital interventions specifically designed to enhance youth mental health services. Over the next 12 months, Orygen digital will rapidly expand. As part of this, we are seeking a highly motivated and suitably qualified therapeutic content writer to work across two projects. The successful candidate will work along-side a multidisciplinary team to develop therapeutic content for two online, digital interventions for young people with a range of mental health difficulties.

The first project involves the development of written therapeutic content for our unique web platform called Moderated Online Social Therapy (MOST). MOST integrates newsfeed-style social networking, psychoeducational therapy units and a forum to talk about and crowdsource solutions to personal issues, all within a clinical and peer moderated environment. The second project involves working alongside researchers, developers, and young people to design a smartphone app that delivers momentary interventions targeting rumination in young people with depression and/or anxiety.

The ideal candidate will work full time across two projects, however we may consider offering two roles at part time within each project. The initial appointment will be fixed term for four months with a possibility of renewal subject to funding.

We are seeking candidates with AHPRA psychologist registration (clinical registrar or clinical psychologist preferred) or completing training in clinical psychology, ideally with familiarity with literature on digital interventions for mental health conditions and psychological interventions for, or mechanisms underpinning, mental health conditions in youth.

As a guide, remuneration of $70,000 – $90,000 per annum pro rata is offered, dependent on skills and experience; NFP generous salary sacrificing opportunities are also available to the successful candidate.

Please refer to the Position Description below for the selection criteria and other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About you

The Clinical Content Writer will be expected to have:

Previous working knowledge of the common mental health issues faced by young people, and evidence-based treatments for major adolescent health issues.

Previous knowledge of and work within the framework of early intervention, de-stigmatisation, diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination.

Previous knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary mental health environment.

An understanding of and commitment to ethics and confidentiality issues, particularly in relation to the health and allied-health professions.

Proficient computer skills with a demonstrated ability in word processing, PowerPoint and database programs, as required.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Find out more on our website.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals.  With this in mind Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangement, access to NFP salary packaging and an employee assistance program.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit your resume, cover letter and a document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description to careers@orygen.org.au, using the subject line: ‘Digital Clinical Content Writer’, followed by your ‘full name’.

For a private and confidential discussion, please contact Imogen Bell imogen.bell@orygen.org.au or Carla McEnery at carla.mcenery@orygen.org.au.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 10th July 2020 11:55 PM AEST

Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.


Please quote in application: Digital Clinical Content Writer via Pro Bono Australia.


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