Mercy Health is one of Australia’s largest providers of healthcare, including mental health and wellbeing services. We deliver extensive and comprehensive public mental health and wellbeing services across Wyndham and the greater south-west region of Melbourne.
Our services include acute adult inpatient, community mental health teams, consultation and liaison psychiatry, emergency mental health services, sub-acute residential and recovery programs, and perinatal mental health care including inpatient, hospital-based consultation liaison, and community care.
From 1 July 2023, we will be a 65 plus and older adult mental health service provider.
People we are looking for
As a large provider of adult mental health services, we offer employment opportunities in many different practice areas. We are always looking to grow our skilled, enthusiastic and compassionate workforce, and have roles in the following areas:
- administration and support services
- allied health — dietetics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy and social work
- clinical neuropsychology
- clinical psychology
- lived experience — including peer workers
- mental health nursing — RNs and ENs
- psychiatry — junior medical officers, registrars and consultants.
You’ll fit right in with us
Working alongside people experiencing mental ill-health, and their supporters, is an incredibly rewarding vocation. Each day, team members can contribute meaningful and positive change to the lives of others.
Mercy mental health and wellbeing services fosters a supportive and nurturing team environment. We regularly acknowledge our friendly, compassionate, and diverse workforce, who are well known for having their colleagues’ back and welcoming new recruits into the team.
Our team members are compassionate, respectful, and driven by a strong desire to help others throughout their recovery. The clinical workforce comprises a diverse mix of specialist mental health clinicians who have multiple qualifications, extensive practical skills and vast theoretical knowledge. They regularly undertake mental health assessments, manage crisis situations, develop treatment plans, work in trauma-informed approaches and collaborate with other services while advocating for the consumer and putting them at the centre of decisions about their care. No two days are ever the same.
Clinicians work alongside the lived experience workforce and draw on their experiences to establish mutual support relationships that foster hope, optimism and connection.
Working in mental health and wellbeing is an investment in yourself as much as the people you are supporting.
Supporting professional development and ongoing learning
Mercy mental health and wellbeing services is committed to supporting the development and growth of all our mental health workforce. Our goal is for them to become highly skilled, evidence-based mental health practitioners who make a real difference to people’s lives and get satisfaction from their work.
We have a large, dedicated mental health learning and development (L and D) team who are based across all of our campuses. Our L and D team are passionate about supporting team members and do this by:
- helping them to access information about research, up-to-date practice and innovation across the sector
- providing individual and group clinical supervision sessions
- overseeing the mental health entry level programs. (These programs ensure our future workforce are well-supported to develop and hone their therapeutic skills, challenge themselves, and establish ways of working that maintain a healthy work-life balance.)
- teaching them new approaches and refreshing their competencies.
Our mental health entry level programs
We believe that early and intensive investments in people is the best way to build and grow a successful and rewarding career in mental health. We provide early-career mental health clinicians with significant support, education, and clinical supervision during the first two years of their program.
Our highly successful programs involve a range of intensive learning and development activities. This includes study days and workplace skill assessments for new graduates and emerging clinicians that focus on nurturing them so they can build competence and confidence in the specialised area of mental health.
We have two-year and one-year programs on offer. These include:
- a clinical psychology and neuropsychology registrar program (two-years)
- a mental health nurse early career program (a two-year program for graduates and postgraduates)
- an occupational therapy graduate program (two-years)
- a transition to mental health practice program (for experienced registered nurses, enrolled nurses, social workers and occupational therapists who are interested in a career in mental health)
- a social work graduate program (two-years).
Last reviewed November 1, 2022.