Published February 7, 2019
Last Modified February 8, 2019
Odyssey House Victoria
16 Brooklyn Road, Australia
Job Type
Melton South
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
February 25, 2019

Job Description

Love      Trust      Honesty      Respect      Concern

headspace Melton Senior Clinician

  • Make a difference to young people’s lives
  • Join a friendly team with a flexible workplace culture
  • $80,000 plus super (plus generous salary sacrifice package)

headspace Melton

headspace Melton (hsM) endeavours to deliver an innovative family-inclusive and youth-directed model that celebrates young people, culture, community, diversity, access and engagement. hsM’s unique model is supported by a consortium of services led by Odyssey House Victoria. This consortium includes McKillop Family Services, cohealth, Youth Projects, Hope Street, Djerriwarrh Health Services, Melton Youth Services and North West Area Mental Health.  Each consortium member brings a wealth of unique expertise to hsM.

Our vision is for every young person in our community to discover lasting mental, social and physical wellbeing through access to safe, non-judgmental and relevant family-inclusive services.

Odyssey House Victoria

Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At OHV we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health and reconnect people to their family and the community.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled and experienced Senior Clinician who is excited about being part of the hsM leadership team and playing an integral part in the development and delivery of a new headspace centre for Melton. Do you have the skills to lead and support a clinical services team? Are you passionate about improving youth mental health and making a real difference in the lives of young people and their families? Are you able to identify with and celebrate youth culture? Are you looking for a work environment where ideas and innovation are encouraged? Then this may be the role for you!

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.

OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and wellbeing services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position

The position is offered as a fixed term contract to 30 June 2020, with possibility of extension if funding allows.  The role is based in Melton.

The key purpose of the position is to provide general clinical support and clinical supervision to the headspace clinical team, consortium co-contribution staff and private providers, and to contribute to ongoing service development and clinical governance activities. This role also carries a small client caseload.

A day in the life of this position might include: supporting staff and client’s generally and in the event of a centre crisis, attending intake and allocation meetings, supervising clinical staff and students, chairing meetings of the Clinical Advisory Committee, attending conferences and forums, working with the leadership team to develop clinical practices, providing secondary consultation, and working face-to-face to support young people as part of the leadership team’s on-duty role.

Why apply?

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the initial and ongoing development of a new headspace centre, supported by an experienced and innovative consortium and leadership team. You will lead a strong clinical team and ensure that hsM’s clinical processes are high quality, safe, inclusive and responsive to the diverse wellbeing needs of young people and their families across our community.

More information

The full position description and instructions about how to apply can be found at   Please note: applications will only be accepted via the Odyssey House Victoria website. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

Applications close 25 February 2019 at 9am. Please note that this is a re-advertised position, therefore we ask that previous applicants do not re-apply. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Dr Teresa Sedgley, headspace Melton Centre/Clinical Manager, on 0466 945 119 or at

Our commitment to diversity

At OHV we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Checks and Working with Children Checks.  Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us. Please see below for full safety screening details.