Published September 15, 2021
Last Modified September 14, 2021
Turning Point
110 Church Street, Australia
Closing Date
September 26, 2021

Job Description


  • Multiple professions considered: Grade 3 Social Worker, Grade 4 Psychologist, Grade 4 Registered Nurse.
  • Permanent Full Time 
  • Located at Turning Point, Richmond, Victoria
  • Turning Point Specialist Clinical Services is a National leader in Addiction and Industrial Health and Welbeing Support


Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services  to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The role of the Turning Point Specialist Clinical Services, Clinical Lead is to provide team leadership within treatment services provided by Turning Point, Specialist Clinical Services based in Richmond Victoria. This is a position of clinical leadership and operational accountability that aligns with Eastern Health’s clinical governance and operational management structures. The role works in collaboration with the manager, deputy clinical director and other discipline seniors as part of the Specialist Clinical Services leadership group. This role is responsible for ensuring client care is provided in accordance with Eastern Health standards and guidelines.

We are seeking two full time Clinical Leads.

One to lead our Advisory, Assessment & Industrial Health and Wellbeing Services. This position shall provide clinical leadership to the programs of:

  • Specialist Pharmacotherapy Service, Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry Clinic
  • Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic
  • Nurse and Midwife Support, Dental Practitioner Support

One to lead our Assertive Linkage, Early Intervention and Complex Care Services. This position shall provide clinical leadership to the programs of:

  • AOD Pathways, Diverse Pathways and Bed Based Service Intervention Project
  • Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorder using Prolonged Exposure (COPE) program
  • Diversion Counselling
  • Ready2Change, Directline, Ready2Change Gambling  (SA, NSW, Tas)

These roles shall provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team who provide a range of direct and telehealth clinical services.

This role will include the provision of supervision, support and management to staff. This role involves being part of the management of effective clinical service delivery. The role will involve holding a clinical load which corresponds to your respective discipline. The role is professionally responsible and accountable to the respective Eastern Health discipline.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will possess the following:

The successful applicant will have one of the following qualifications:

  • Social Work:
    • Holds a degree qualification in Social Work that has been approved by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) for membership as a Social Worker.
    • Maintains compliance with the AASW Continuing Professional Development Policy in order to meet the Eastern Health Allied Health credentialing standard.
    • A minimum of 7 years’ experience as a qualified/fully registered Social Worker including at least 2 years as a Senior Clinician.
  • Psychology:
    • Full registration or eligibility for full registration as a Psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA).
    • Hold a Masters or Doctoral coursework qualification in Clinical, Health, Counselling or Neuropsychology that has been approved by the Psychology Board of Australia.
    • Registration endorsement or eligibility for endorsement in the Approved Area’s above.
    • Hold approved Supervisor status with AHPRA.
    • A minimum of 10 years’ experience as a qualified/fully registered Psychologist including at least 2 years as a Senior Clinician.
  • Nursing:
    • Registered as a Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority
    • Minimum of 7 years experience as a registered Nurse including at least 2 years as a senior clinician.


It is desired the successful applicant will have:

  • Post-Graduate qualifications in Addiction, Mental Health or related field
  • Previous experience in leadership positions.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in clinical leadership and supervision of clinical practice within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing clinical care and evidence based interventions in the addiction sector
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in partnership within multi-disciplinary service providing leadership and direction for a team.
  • Highly developed skills and commitment to, working within Addiction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and interdependently as a member of a multidisciplinary team, with evidence of excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supervised practice and ongoing professional development.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals


Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

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