Mental Health Clinician

Warrnambool Based (Full Time or Part Time positions avaialable)

The Mental Health Clinician will be an experienced and innovative professional, with knowledge and experience of delivering early intervention youth mental health services for young people experiencing a wide range of mental health presentations.

The role will provide safe, evidence-based best practice in accordance with Brophy’s clinical governance systems and service standards and deliver youth friendly, culturally appropriate and family inclusive services aligned with young people’s mental health and wellbeing needs.

They are required to establish appropriate community contacts, develop and maintain professional working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, and funding partners in the provision of the program through effective integrated care pathways that evidence improved outcomes for young people and continuously improve the development of the headspace service model in response to service demand.

Please contact Julia Winstanley, Clincal Lead – Health Services (headspace) on 5561 8888 or via jwinstanley@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12 JUNE 2022

Clinicial Services Manager 

Warrnambool Based (1.0EFT)

The Clinical Services Manager is a key senior leader that is located in the Health Services Division at Brophy and will work in collaboration with the Divisions Senior Leadership Group to provide oversight to the effective leadership, management and integration of seamless access to youth mental health and drug and alcohol service for young people and their family and friends in the GSC region.

As an experienced and innovative leader, they will provide support, clinical supervision and guidance to teams in the implementation and evaluation of service system improvements to provide integrated triage, assessment and pathways to appropriate mental health and wellbeing services through a centralised headspace intake system across the region.

The Clinical Services Manager is responsible for providing leadership support and supervision to the Access, DARE and Early Intervention teams, co-located services, and student and graduate placements, to ensure that services are delivered effectively and with the involvement of young people and families or significant others central to safe and coordinated transition of care planning.  

The role plays a key role in the implementation and evaluation of service system improvements that support access to integrated high quality service experiences and outcomes for young people and their family and friends when seeking help early to support their mental health and wellbeing needs.

They will be responsible for monitoring effective case allocation and demand management systems that enables young people’s seamless access to the right service at the right time through effective service system navigation and integration with other mental health supports available in the region.

Please contact Julia Winstanley, Clincal Lead – Health Services (headspace) on 5561 8888 or via jwinstanley@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12 JUNE 2022

Senior Youth Mental Health Clinician – LEAP

Warrnambool Based (0.8 EFT)

The Learning Early Assistance Programme (LEAP) is an early intervention and time limited specialised assessment and treatment service for young people 12 – 25 years in Warrnambool who experience emerging or current mental health problems; have a persistent and enduring mental illness, including severe mental illness. The Senior Mental Health Clinician is responsible for the engagement, assessment, coordination and delivery of this program.

The role will assist in the effective coordination of the program model, based on an adapted EPPIC framework, including ensuring assessment criteria are integrated into the existing headspace intake system, and can meet the local needs of young people and their families in Warrnambool.

Central to the role is ensuring the program model and service plan deliver flexible approaches including home-based care, outreach, streamlined access to inpatient and sub-acute services, access to appropriate community supports, continuing care management and psychological interventions.

The Senior Mental Health Practitioner will be responsible for the delivery and evaluation of a range of treatment responses, including group work, family programs and (family) peer support, and incorporate community education and awareness with the aim to increase community literacy and reduce the duration of untreated psychosis.

The role will also be responsible for ensuring all services provided are responsive to issues of diversity and intersectionality and are relevant creating opportunities for young people to participate in youth participation programs and to provide and receive peer support.

The role will develop referral pathways within headspace, Brophy and key partner organisations to support young people’s recovery and enhance ongoing continuing care, including general health; problematic substance use and educational and vocational needs.

The Senior Mental Health Clinician will provide quality support and clinical supervision, including secondary consultations, to a multidisciplinary team to support the provision of safe, evidence-based best practice in accordance with Brophy’s clinical governance systems and service standards to ensure youth friendly, culturally appropriate and family inclusive services are delivered and aligned with young people’s mental health and wellbeing needs.

The role will assist the Clinical Lead in staff development, orientation and training activities and contribute to the development and implementation of pathways for students and graduates, to develop their required skills and competencies, and will provide discipline-specific supervision to students and graduates.

As this position regularly engages with external stakeholders, the incumbent must be able to work collaboratively with others, maintain professionalism and actively promote Brophy Family and Youth Services to the region.

Please contact Julia Winstanley, Clincal Lead – Health Services (headspace) on 5561 8888 or via jwinstanley@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12 JUNE 2022

headspace Peer Worker (Family & Friends)

Warrnambool Based (0.4 EFT)

The Peer Worker: Family and Friends will be an integral member of the Youth Early Intervention Team that provides short-term services to meet the needs of young people, 12 to 25, experiencing mild to moderate mental health needs who would benefit from a range of short-term early-intervention supports to build the knowledge and skills to improve and maintain their mental wellbeing and resilience, and encourage early help-seeking.

They will give a voice to issues related to families of young people accessing headspace Warrnambool services and will act as a positive and empathetic role model for families and friends seeking support at headspace.

They will use their own lived experience in supporting young people to access mental health care and wellbeing services by providing information, education, skills and strategies that support and promote wellbeing through family inclusive practice.

The Peer Worker (Family and Friends) will maintain a caseload, and will deliver high quality family and friend’s support, within their scope of practice, including individual and group supports, and navigation to family and friend’s digital information and referral to other family and friends supports.

They will assist the Leadership Team in championing family inclusive practice, and work collaboratively with the headspace Warrnambool multidisciplinary team to foster family inclusive practice and collaboration in the planning, delivery and evaluation of headspace services.

Please contact Courtney Mattner, Team Leader – Youth Early Intervention Team on 5561 8888 or via cmattner@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12 JUNE  2022

Team Leader – Integrated Family Services

Warrnambool Based (1.0 EFT)

The Team Leader – Integrated Family Services (IFS) helps to coordinate and deliver four programs funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) across the South West region.

This team focuses on the health, safety, stability, development, learning and wellbeing of children, young people and families in Victoria.

The Program areas are:

  • Adolescent Support Program (ASP)
  • Finding Solutions
  • Integrated Family Services
  • Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR)

The Services utilise assertive outreach, active engagement, case management, family work, in home support and practical and social assistance.

They are expected to have a sound knowledge of the principles and processes of relevant legislation pertaining to children, young people and their families.

Please contact Sharon Kenny, Manager – Family Support Services on 5561 8888 or via skenny@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 MAY  2022

Team Leader – Family Violence Programs

Warrnambool Based (1.0 EFT)

The Family Violence Programs offer family violence services and support to men, women and children.

The Team Leader – Family Violence Programs will be responsible for the overall management, coordination and delivery of programs for the Family Violence Counselling and Support – Women and Children Program, Men’s Behaviour Change, Family Safety Contact, Perpetrator Case Management, Men’s Family Relationships program and Brophy’s participation in the South West Family Violence Partnership Program (SWFVPP).

They will lead, and supervise the team and provide support, advice and clinical guidance on a range of responsibilities including case management and supervision of the staff.

This position requires an understanding of the MARAM framework, Information Sharing legislation, Safe and Together Principles and the Duluth curriculum.

Please contact Sharon Kenny, Manager – Family Support Services on 5561 8888 or via skenny@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 MAY  2022

Integrated Family Services Practitioner

Warrnambool Based (0.8 EFT)

Integrated Family Services engage families by using a range of skills and approaches that build on family strengths, and seek to build a partnerships approach between families and professionals.

The Integrated Family Services Practitioner works to promote the safety, stability and development of vulnerable children, young people and their families and building capacity and resilience for children, families and communities.

The primary target group for Integrated Family Services is families with vulnerable children and young people from birth to 18 years of age, and parents expecting a child who are:

  • Likely to experience greater challenges because the child or young person’s development has been affected by the experience of risk factors and/or cumulative harm and/or;
  • At risk of concerns escalating and becoming involved with Child Protection if problems are not addressed.

The service approach employed by Integrated Family Services includes:

  • Adolescent Support Program (ASP) which provides outreach youth support to 12-17 year olds and their
    families via early intervention, mediation and specific counselling aimed at family preservation and
    reunification.
  • Finding Solutions program which is an early intervention and diversionary program for young people
    12 to 17 years of age at risk of being placed in out of home care and their families.
  • Family Services aims to provide an enhanced family support service to vulnerable families. It aims to
    divert families from the child protection system as well as reduce re notifications.

This position is required to establish appropriate community contacts, develop and maintain professional working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and funding partners in the provision of the program’s services to achieve improved outcomes for clients

Please contact Sharon Kenny, Manager – Family Support Services on 5561 8888 or via skenny@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 MAY  2022

Residential Care Worker

Warrnambool Based (Casual)

Our Residential Care Workers are required to participate in the day to day operations of the houses, including responding to the child or young person’s emotional and functional needs, development of their personal skills, administrative requirements and household duties.

Working within the principles of the client care plans developed by the Foster Care Placement Teams, the primary objectives & responsibilities of the Residential Care Worker are to:

  • Use all interactions as opportunities for therapeutic gain and positive engagement of the clients through goal directed, planned and integrated therapeutic interventions.
  • Support children & young people to maintain important links with their family of origin, friendship network and where appropriate the local community.
  • Ensure an environment that provides a sense of safety, structure, acceptance and security at all times for children & young people through effective and supportive role modelling.
  • Ensure that at all times, the children & young people’s rights and interests are protected.
  • Address the needs of each child or young person using trauma informed practice.

This role may include shiftwork across a 24/7 roster and may include sleepover shifts.

Please contact Jezamin Oelfke, Manager – Residential Care Services on 5561 8888 or via joelfke@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

ORANGE DOOR POSITIONS

The Orange Door provides a new way for women, children and young people experiencing family violence, and families who need assistance with the care and wellbeing of children to access the services they need to be safe and supported.

New social work graduates are encouraged to apply as you may be eligible to participate in the Rural & Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program. This program will provide you with additional support and professional development opportunities within the first 12 months of your employment.

The Rural and Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program is a 12 month intensive support program that will support graduates as they transition into the family violence sector through:

  • Monthly half-day Communities of Practice sessions, focusing on contemporary family violence issues and practice
  • Additional support including training and professional development opportunities and health, safety and wellbeing supports
  • A reduced caseload to allow time to attend training, professional development, supervision, and mentoring.

For further information on ORANGE DOOR positions please contact Jenny Hand, Manager Brophy Programs (Orange Door) on 5561 8888 or via jhand@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please respond to the Key Selection Criteria on the relevant Position Description and send along with your resume to hr@brophy.org.au. 

OR if where advised complete the Application Form.

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING TAKEN ONGOING UNTIL ROLES FILLED

Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (Mens) (Orange Door)

Warrnambool – 1.0 EFT

The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (Men’s) is responsible for providing practice leadership on risk assessment, risk management and planning for family violence and providing expert advice to the Orange Door workforce in relation to complex family violence cases and perpetrator interventions.  

The Advanced Family Violence Practice Leader (Men’s) will proactively build specialist evidence-based family violence knowledge and capability across the Orange Door workforce in line with the Orange Door Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework. 

The Practice Leader roles within the Orange Door (Support and Safety Hubs) play a pivotal role in contributing to The Orange Door leadership and providing expert practice advice utilising relevant theoretical frameworks. The Orange Door operates within an Integrated Practice Framework reinforced by Practice Leaders working collaboratively across the various specialist roles within the practice stream.  

All Practice Leaders are expected to consult and collaborate with the broader leadership team within The Orange Door, and to work to build capability across all staff to work effectively with all clients. 

Children and Young Person’s Practice Leader (Orange Door)

Warrnambool – 1.0EFT

The Children and Young Person’s Practice Leader will proactively build the capability across The Orange Door workforce working collaboratively to engage with children and young people to ensure that the experiences and voices of children and young people inform the service response in line with The Orange Door Service Model and Best Interests Case Practice Model.   

The Practice Leader roles within the Orange Door (Support and Safety hubs) play a pivotal role in contributing to The Orange Door leadership and providing expert practice advice utilising relevant theoretical frameworks. The Orange Door operates within an Integrated Practice Framework reinforced by Practice Leaders working collaboratively across the various specialist roles within the practice stream.  

All Practice Leaders are expected to consult and collaborate with the broader leadership team within The Orange Door, and to work to build capability across all staff to work effectively with all clients. 

Family Violence (Men’s) Practitioner (Orange Door)

Heywood – 1.0EFT 

Warrnambool – 1.0EFT

 

Working with perpetrators of family violence by providing an entry point for men who use/require family violence services as well as intake and assessment and casework:

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing an entry point for Men who use/require family violence services.
  • Providing timely and responsive intake and assessment, casework to men who use violence against women and children.
  • Assisting with the prevention of further male violence through the provision of information, education
    and referrals.

As well as a focus on child wellbeing & family violence, primarily in relation to risk assessment & risk management.

Child Wellbeing Practitioner (Orange Door)

Heywood and Warrnambool Based – Part Time and Full Time positions available.

 

Working within the Orange Door, the Child Wellbeing Practitioners will provide a specialist focus on the wellbeing and development of children, young people and their families including:

  • Interventions that consider children and young people as individuals in their own right, and take into consideration their opinions and wishes.
  • Early help for children, parents and families to support wellbeing, stability, development and safety.
  • Providing a point of contact for secondary consultation & advice.

Knowledge and experience working in a clinical setting, as well as the capability to embed integrated
practice and quality clinical practice is also required.