Mental Health Recovery Clinician

Mercy HealthMelbourne

Job Type:Contract/Temp
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This is a fantastic opportunity to work full time in a multidisciplinary community mental health team with a recovery focus. The successful applicant will join the welcoming and friendly team at Saltwater Clinic, based in Footscray. We are passionate about providing an accessible high quality service to the diverse community we serve.

  • Full time, fixed term contract until 30.08.2019 (including an ADO)
  • Provide quality mental health and discipline specific, client centred assessment and treatment
  • Holistic framework within a recovery model
  • Facilitate appropriate care co-ordination and develop strong relationships with community stakeholders
  • Opportunity to work autonomously as part of a supportive team


  • An AHPRA Registration Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist, or if you are a Social Worker you will have a recognised degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership for the Association of Australian Social Workers. Registered Nurses would also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Mental Health).
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly assess and document a mental state examination and comprehensive risk assessment
  • Ability to work autonomously with the support of the team and prioritise varying workloads.
  • A good working knowledge of the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014 and relevant legislation


Mercy Mental Health supports people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also offer inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 8500 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


  • Values driven culture
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Thrive @ Mercy – our health & wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best you can be
  • Stepping Stones – our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work life balance
  • Fully funded childcare referral service

To find out more about these exciting initiatives, please visit Mercy Health Careers homepage (

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

To apply and/or to view the position description, please click “Apply”


Enquiries to: Philippa Harrison, Saltwater Clinical Team Manager, (03) 9928 7444

Quote Ref No: MMH 106

Applications Close: Thursday, 18 October 2018