Mental Health Clinician - Butterfly Day Program

Monash Health

Melbourne, VIC

Posted 3/27/2020

About Monash Health

Monash Health is an impressive organisation of seven public hospitals, 21 community health sites, five aged care facilities, university affiliated international research and tertiary education. We provide healthcare for the entire lifespan from pre-birth to palliative care and all stages in between that supports the delivery of clinical are.

Mental Health Program

Monash Health Mental Health Services provides a range of community, bed-based and specialist services covering the Casey, Cardinia, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash LGAs – a population of nearly one million. It has an operational budget of $130 million and employs approximately 820 EFT, representing over 1000 staff.

Psychology and Specialist Services (PsySS) in the Mental Health Program runs a number of programs across Monash Health including the Wellness and Recovery Centre. The Monash Health Wellness and Recovery Centre (WRC) Eating Disorder Service is a specialist service operating across Monash Health Campuses. The service offers comprehensive Eating Disorder assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment to individuals affected by Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge eating Disorder, and Other Specified Feeding & Eating Disorder (OSFED).

Services include:

  • Adults (18-65yo) Inpatient Treatment

  • Adults (18-65yo) Outpatient Treatment

  • Butterfly Day Program (12-24yo)

About the Monash Health Butterfly Day Program

The Butterfly Day Program commenced operations in 2007, and has a proud history of engaging adolescents and their families in the treatment of an Eating Disorder. Following a review and redesign of the model of care in 2016, a new treatment paradigm has been established that reflects best practice and innovation.

The Monash Health Butterfly Day Program is a community-based specialised service providing client-centred, holistic support and intervention to individuals (aged12-24 years) suffering from severe and complex eating disorders. The program offers a high level of care to individuals who require more intensive support than can be achieved through usual outpatient treatment. Through a combination of group therapy and meal support, our multidisciplinary team works with participants and their families and significant others to achieve nutritional rehabilitation and normalisation of eating behaviour

About the Role

  • The Mental Health Clinician position is a1.0EFT temporary (12 month) position with the Butterfly Day Program until March 2021.

  • The Mental Health Clinician operates as part of a multidisciplinary team providing treatment to individuals with eating disorders (12-24years) and their families in a day program context. 

  • This role would suit an experienced mental health clinician who is passionate about supporting the recovery of individuals with an eating disorder.

  • The ability to engage and work with adolescents on a group and individual level will be highly regarded, as will the ability to work with the individuals system. This role will suit someone who wants to be part of the ongoing development of a service to improve the health and wellbeing of people with an eating disorder in a service known for innovation.

What you need:

  • Current registration with AHPRA

  • Working with Children’s Check

  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications in mental health

  • Proven significant clinical experience

What’s in it for you?:

  • A rare opportunity to join a leading Eating Disorder program at Monash Health

  • Support, mentoring and development from a highly experienced and well regarded leadership team

  • An opportunity to specilaise in the field of Eating Disorders

As an employee of the largest public health service in Victoria, you will have access to salary packaging, onsite staff car parking and gym and a generous Employee Assistance Program.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

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