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Enhanced Care Clinician

Organisation : Orygen

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 7 Mar, 2021

About the role

The Enhanced Care Clinician will work across all aspects of Parkville Hub to provide episodic support to young people struggling to engage with the mental health system. The key component of this role is the provision of flexible evidence-based support resulting in increased capacity to engage and support young people with complex needs in an enhanced primary care setting. This role will also respond to the needs of young people with a range of mental health and situational issues and will provide therapeutic interventions and care coordination to enable engagement in the appropriate place for their ongoing care needs. These may include but are not limited to assessment, care planning, referral, advice and consultation services to young people, their families/carers and community professionals/agencies. Specifically, this position will support a new initiative for young people with Bipolar Disorders, combining digital and in-person interventions. 

If you have a passion for the field of youth mental health and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and their families and carers and share Orygen’s values of respect, accountability, teamwork, excellence and innovation, then we would love you to apply for the Enhanced Care Clinician role! 

The role & your impact

Orygen has developed a specialised treatment model for young people with Bipolar Disorders, which includes psychiatrist input, psychological care, digital interventions and relapse monitoring. This new model of youth mental health will be demonstrated at Parkville within the Parkville Hub.  

The Enhanced Care Clinician will assist to facilitate entry pathways for young people accessing the various services within Parkville and the community. For young people with Bipolar spectrum disorders, this will involve liaising with the specialist and generalist teams at the Parkville Hub, the Access teams at Orygen, external providers, and the research team. 

The Enhanced Care Clinician will also support and monitor access to digital interventions at the Parkville Hub.  This position will require individual work with young people and families, with a focus on improved access to appropriate care.  The Enhanced Care Clinician will possess strong interpersonal skills, ability to negotiate with multiple stakeholders, and significant experience within youth mental health settings including accessing community supports. 



Depending on your skills and experience, a salary of $67,000 – $75,000 p.a. (pro-rata) is offered plus superannuation, access to generous NFP salary packaging, flexible work/life balance benefits, well regarded supervision and a supportive team, career growth and development opportunities, purposeful work that makes a real difference to lives of young people and their families and carers and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health. 

About you

To be successful in this role, the follow key selection criteria must be met:

  • Approved relevant qualifications in a related discipline and previous experience in a clinical role in the area of youth mental health. 
  • Registration with AHPRA or AASW
  • Passion, motivation and determination to make a difference to health outcomes for young people. 
  • Previous professional experience in the planning and provision of mental health care. 
  • Highly developed service system knowledge, relevant legislation, government policy and strategic directions in relation to mental health and alcohol and other substances particularly as it relates to young people. 
  • Proven skills in decision-making, problem-solving and risk management, and demonstrated capacity to work creatively with young people, particularly within an early intervention framework. 

To view the FULL selection criteria and learn more about this opportunity, please go to to view the Position Description or contact or for a confidential discussion.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen

The why behind what we do is important. We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on this outcome. Orygen is leading and redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care. 

How to apply

Please refer to the position description and submit a cover letter addressing the above key selection criteria and your resume to, using the subject line ‘Enhanced Care Clinician’ followed by your ‘full name’.  

Closing date: Sunday 7 March 2021 

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Orygen may close the advertisement before the closing date. 

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our strategic commitment to partner with First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.


Please quote in application: Enhanced Care Clinician via Pro Bono Australia.


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