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Crisis, Assessment And Treatment Service (Cats) Clinician

St Vincent's Health Australia - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Permanent, full time position
Psychiatric Nurse (RPN3), Social Worker (SW2), Occupational Therapist (OT2), Psychologist (Gr 2)
Excellent benefits including salary packaging

About the Company

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Mental Health at St Vincent's

St. Vincent’s Mental Health (SVMH) includes an adult area mental health service for the inner city areas of Yarra and Boroondara. Multidisciplinary teams provide a range of clinical and therapeutic interventions using the recovery-focused Strengths Model of Recovery-Orientated Practice.

About the Role

Under the guidance of the Manager, CATS and the Clinical Director, CATS and in conjunction with team members, you will provide a high standard of clinical assessment, treatment and support to clients (and their families) who are experiencing significant mental health difficulties. Duties could be performed across all parts of CATS which includes Crisis/Triage/EDMH and MHaP(PACER) Teams. CATS is a 24/7, seven days a week service across multiple sites, settings and functions.

Classification Range

OT/SW Grade 2 YB20 - YB23 or YC42 - YC45 ($81,328 - $93,490 per annum)
Psychologist Grade 2 PK1 - PK4 ($87,287 - $98,285 per annum)
RPN Grade 3 NP81 - NP74 ($91,000 - $101,056 per annum)


Provide comprehensive face to face and telephone assessments including mental state assessment and risk assessment
Plan appropriate crisis interventions in the least restrictive environment
Triage/screen referrals and determine eligibility for adult mental health program service, including prioritising responses
Conduct complex assessments in the community whilst being partnered with a police officer as part of MHaP (PACER) response initiative
Ensure the provision of ongoing expert advice, education and liaison to the Police, General Practitioners, staff within the Emergency Department
Provide knowledge and skills as part of a multidisciplinary team and consult with other staff on specialist matters.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Certificate, Diploma or Degree (minimum) in Nursing which meets the registration requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Division 1 or 3.
Masters Degree or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology recognised by the Australian Psychological Society
Bachelor of Social Work. Eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Eligible for membership of Australian Association of Occupational Therapy
Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
A current Victorian driver’s licence.


Salary Packaging - Increase your take home pay!
Employee Assistance Program
Staff Health Centre
Excellent location - close to Public Transport and close to lots of car parks


Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:Review the following documents:
JR117788_CATS Clinician PD.pdf

Contact Details:
John McLaren, Manager CAT/EDMH/Triage/PACER, Suicide Prevention, Extended Triage, St Vincent’s Area Mental Health, 0458 726 402, john.mclaren@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact:
Closing Date:
6 July 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:
At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For further information, visit https ://www.svha.org.au/about-us/reconciliation or get in contact at indigenouscareers@svha.org.au

View Reconciliation Action Plan

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Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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