Exciting new Eating Disorder positions

1. Eating Disorders Specialist, Senior Clinician (RPN4, Allied Health 3) Full Time Position

2. Eating Disorders Clinician (RPN3 and Allied Health 2) Part Time 60 hours per fortnight

The Waratah Community teams are vibrant, multi-disciplinary teams that value working with supportive, friendly colleagues:

  •  “We will welcome you as part of a caring team to work with people with challenging and complex mental health presentations.  You WILL make a difference to the lives of the people with whom you work”.
  •  “We will give you opportunities to develop your career as a mental health professional within your discipline specialty, include you in collaborative decision making, value your ideas and support you for success”.

We are looking for flexible, open minded and caring Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists or Social Workers to join our team.

We have 2 permanent positions available, one senior full time role and one 0.8.

These are dual roles, both of which will have a Community Key Clinician component and a specialised Eating Disorders component and are based at the Waratah Clinic, in the vibrant suburb of Moonee Ponds.

The purpose of these roles is to mainstream eating disorder service provision in youth and adult mental health teams.

The Fifth National Mental Health Plan has identified that eating disorders is the second highest priority for mental health care in the next decade (after suicide prevention).  This prioritisation is in recognition that there is substantial work to be done to ensure that health service systems across Australia provide equitable access to treatment for people with eating disorders.

NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) is establishing new Eating Disorder (ED) Clinician roles in each area mental health service, including Northern, Northwest, Inner West, Mid-West and Orygen. Collectively, these roles will be crucial in the establishment of a clear and accessible system of care that provides evidence based treatment for clients experiencing an eating disorder and their families/carers. There will be a governance and support structure for each of these roles, and clinicians in these roles will work in partnership with the Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED).

The ED clinician will provide well developed level of knowledge and skills in the management and treatment of eating disorder clinical cases.  In addition, they will provide some secondary consultation to other staff and key stakeholders, education and training and participate in service development activities.

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