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June

Family Worker - Orygen @ Home, Orygen Specialist Programs

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Family Worker – Orygen Specialist Programs



  • Searching for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4, Occupational Therapist Grade 3, Social Worker Grade 3 or Clinical Psychologist to take on the Family Worker role

  • Ongoing Part Time - 60.8 hours per fortnight (open to 0.6EFT-0.8EFT)

  • Located in Orygen @ Home, Footscray


The Royal Melbourne Hospital


As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.



Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.



Your new team



  • Orygen Specialist Program (OSP) is a program of NorthWestern Mental Health, provides specialist mental health services for young people aged 15 to 24 and focuses on providing early intervention to young people with severe and complex mental illness

  • The Orygen @ HOME is an addition to the acute services provided at Orygen. The Orygen @ HOME program will partner with young people, families and carers to provide inpatient like care within the home environment

  • Access to care is provided 24 hrs a day 7 days per week by a multidisciplinary team of professionals completing shift work rosters ensuring comprehensive, collaborative and coordinated care

  • The program will play a key role in the support and transition of young people and families between Orygen acute services (IPU and YAT), the continuing care teams and other services within Orygen and North Western Mental Health. Care will be in partnership with ongoing care providers and enable opportunities for targeted acute care interventions that can be completed within the home environment


Your success in this role, will be in your ability to



  • Provide high-quality family-focused interventions, including single session family consults, based on clinical experience working with young people with serious mental illness, and congruent with Orygen aims – client-focused, accessible, responsive, and consistent with best practice

  • Provide support, supervision, primary and secondary consultations to members of the multidisciplinary team, regarding family inclusive practice principles and approaches.

  • Document a framework for family engagement and collaboration in the Orygen @ HOME context

  • Promote family participation in service planning and evaluation

  • Undertake or contribute to mental health and risk assessment, formulation, psychological treatment, crisis intervention, systems support for the young person, family/carers and wider system

  • Be a knowledge resource for the Mental Health Family Work specialty, and build the role of mental health Family Work within Orygen @ HOME and the greater Orygen service system


Your Contribution



  • Comply with all legal requirements pertaining to the position including responsibility for maintaining current registration as required by your professional organisation or other applicable Acts

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, including young people experiencing mental health disorders

  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate client-centred individual service plans, risk assessments and diagnostic formulations

  • Capacity to provide, or develop skills in, integrated assessment, treatment and care for dual diagnosis clients

  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with young people and their families

  • Capacity to develop effective working relationships, collaborations and partnerships with a range of services within the broader community service system including primary care, AOD agencies, employment and housing services, PDRSs and so on

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) as well as abilities in problem solving and negotiation


Our Commitment to you



Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.



We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.



This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.



The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.



Interested?



For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.



All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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