First listed on: 24 October 2019

Senior Mental Health Nurse

  • $50 per hour
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Collingwood, with capacity to travel across the North-West Metro region

No matter what someone's starting place, this is your chance to help them to achieve their hopes and aspirations.

You are empathetic, practical and open minded. You understand that health and psychological wellbeing are determined by a combination of medical, behavioural, social and environmental factors, and you believe in equitable outcomes for all, regardless of their background. You enjoy building deep empathy with people and sharing your ideas with the people you are designing programs for. You get a thrill from putting new ideas into reality and genuinely making a difference in a person's life.

If you have a relevant qualification and are looking for a career move that delivers family friendly hours, flexibility and satisfaction, you're in luck. We have the perfect opportunity for you to do just that - with us.

The Program

The Forensic Mental Health in Community Health Program (FMHiCH) is an exciting new initiative funded by the Victorian State Government. The program is designed to provide high quality mental health services to adults in Melbourne's North West Metro Region, who are currently completing Corrections Orders with a Mental Health and Treatment Rehabilitation (MHTR) condition.

About the role:

This newly created position will play a significant role in the implementation of this great program, contributing to the development of key program documents as well as developing strong working relationships with key partners across the region. You will providing front line intake and assessment for the service for people on Community Corrections Orders with moderate mental ill-health. You'll work closely with a team of clinicians and staff to ensure evidence based, brief interventions to support people to successfully complete their Corrections Order.

What you will need to excel:

  • Recent, demonstrated experience in a mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and / or forensic health setting;
  • Extensive clinical capabilities, including mental health triage and assessment experience for people with complex needs;
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and regulations related to the delivery of forensic mental health services;
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and a proven history of being able to demonstrate strong Emotional Iintelligence; and
  • Experience working with people from culturally and socio economically diverse backgrounds. The ability to speak a relevant community language would be an advantage.

If this sounds like a great opportunity for your next career move, then come join one of Australia's largest and most recognised Community Health Organisations, cohealth.

What We Offer

In exchange for your hard work, you'll be well rewarded with competitive take-home pay, you'll have our full support at every turn. You'll enjoy the flexibility of part-time hours as we understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance! And most of all, you'll appreciate the fact that you're now making a positive difference.

How to apply

To be considered for the role, your required to provide a CV demonstrating your skills and experience relevant to the position description, along with a cover letter that answers these questions:

  • Why are you applying for this job? (Suggested word limit: 200 words)
  • What skills and experience do you bring to this role? (Suggested word limit: 300 words)
  • What is your experience in clinical mental health risk assessment, including mandated settings? (Suggested word limit: 150 words)
  • What's your experience in working with partner agencies to provide quality care for people with complex needs? (Suggested word limit: 150 words)

Applications close on Sunday, 24th November 2019

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4915679.


People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)


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