About the Role

The position will be critical to providing a health-focused outreach response which engages service users in order to create linkages with The Living Room Primary Health Service and a range of external health, outreach and housing services. The Mental Health Nurse will form part of our multi-disciplinary outreach team to provide high quality, compassionate, person-centred care and collaborate with clients and the team to achieve identified goals and outcomes.

This is a part time role that requires 30.5 hours per week.

What you'll do

  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessments and short-term case management to assist clients who either experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • To provide clinical support and expertise to members of the AHOS team, including the Secondary consultations, joint care planning and discharge planning as required.
  • Conduct assertive clinical outreach to engage and assess people sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD utilising appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Ensure high-quality care coordination processes for people engaged through the program interventions with a focus on linkages with Living Room services and programs.
  • Triage and assess new clients, conduct clinical assessment and screening.
  • Liaise with Area Mental Health Services, community and allied health services to ensure care planning and appropriate referrals and support to individuals with multiple and complex healthcare needs.
  • Actively participate in relevant networks and external meetings.

What you'll bring:

  • Current AHPRA registration as Enrolled Nurse with further qualifications in Mental Health, or other relevant qualification.
  • 3+ years experience in Mental Health as an Enrolled Nurse
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Experience and/or demonstrated commitment to working with homeless and marginalised populations experiencing psychiatric, medical and substance use conditions within a harm reduction model of care
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working both autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of the issues and implications of homelessness on clients with complex health and social needs
  • Knowledge of current health promotion and harm reduction strategies to reduce the health risks associated with multiple and complex care needs.

Must Have’s

  • Current AHPRA registration 
  • Qualifications in Mental Health or other relevant qualifications
  • Valid Passport/Australian Working Rights
  • Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

What's in it for YOU!

  • Flexible work environment
  • Access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuous growth in owning your own space
  • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

About Youth Projects

Youth Projects is an Australian-based independent, registered charity who recognise the complex and varying needs of our clients and offer a holistic model of care and provide pathways into our award winning employment, education and social enterprise programs. Located at two sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant, northern region of Melbourne) Youth Projects provides front line support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues and young people looking to re-engage with learning and employment. Our mission is to provide high impact support, no judgement, full stop.

Our commitment to diversity

Youth Projects values diversity and we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates.

Safety screening

Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

How to apply

Please apply through the Seek website. 

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

For any questions or enquiries, please email us.