Clinical Supervisor – Mental Health and AOD – part time
We are seeking an experienced Clinical Supervisor to work on a permanent part time basis (one day per week, preferably Tuesdays) from our Lilydale or Belgrave site.
If you are passionate about working in a values-based community organisation and supporting and developing our Mental Health and AOD teams, we would love to hear from you!
Our teams deliver mental health care and support in the Yarra Ranges, as part of a community-based mental health service.
Our values of being Friendly, Client Centred and Local are who we are and what we’re about.
About the role:
This position is responsible for the provision of clinical supervision to the Mental Health (MH) and AOD teams who are a highly skilled and experienced multidisciplinary workforce including counsellors, psychologists, social workers, peer workers, care coordinators and MH nurses.
Reporting to the General Manager – Mental Health and AOD, the role will be key in developing and maintaining a highly skilled, thriving, professional, and engaged workforce, including reviewing the current clinical practices and professional development needs within the MH and AOD teams.
You will assist in supporting the team to develop their skills and knowledge, embed reflective practice and be evidence informed, as well as contribute to innovation, quality and continuous improvement initiatives/activities. A key focus will be to drive integrative practices within the program area and across Inspiro’s diverse services.
- Provide high quality clinical supervision according to the professional development needs and goals of each worker*
- Develop, implement and maintain a clinical supervision structure including maintenance of accurate and timely records, logging of supervision attendance and risk escalation processes
- Informed by the MH Royal Commission findings, support staff to embed practices that are client centred, recovery oriented and align with new and emerging learning stemming from lived experience workforce investment
- Collaborate with the Lead – Mental Health, Lead – AOD and Lead – Lived Experience to promote integration and collaboration between these streams
- Provide clinical consultation and advice to the team and promote the delivery of high-quality services, ensuring that any frameworks or recommendations related to reforms or legislation (e.g., aged care, mental health, child safety, MARAM etc.) are embedded
- Develop and promote the team’s professional development strategy in partnership with the MH and AOD leadership team, based on best practice standards and maximise opportunities for innovation
- Provide clinical support, guidance and training to students, if required.
- Contribute to a positive and productive MH and AOD program culture and operational objectives, through participation at meetings, contributing to policy development, training and project activities.
*Note that peer workers are provided with discipline specific lived experience supervision.
You will have:
- Experience in delivering clinical supervision in an AOD/MH setting
- Experienced in clinical decision making and risk management
- Excellent communication, collaboration, and negotiation skills
- Well developed knowledge and skills in a variety of counselling approaches including but not limited to ACT, DBT, CBT and Motivational Interviewing.
- Strong emotional and cultural intelligence, with the ability to self-reflect
- Capacity to actively learn through curiosity, experimentation, action and review
- Ability to engage team members, lead change, influence outcomes and problem solve
- Ability to effectively manage self, others and objectives within an environment of ambiguity and uncertainty
- Ability to demonstrate systems thinking as well as being an innovative thinker who can work at both the macro and micro level
- A collaborative approach and be genuinely committed to working with others to achieve outcomes
- Demonstrated ability to build strong and professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders including community members.
You will also have:
- A tertiary qualification in Psychology or Social Work with at least 5 years of clinical experience
- Experience in providing clinical supervision to individuals and teams
- Previous experience establishing clinical frameworks, systems of work and services
- Professional registration with relevant industry body
- Lived or living experience of mental illness or psychological distress, substance use or addiction, or of being a family member or carer (desirable)
- Work experience within the Community Health or Health services sector (desirable)
- Experience in management / leadership role within a mental health and / or AOD setting (desirable)
- Current Victorian Driver’s Licence and ability to drive a range of vehicles as required (desirable).
To be the successful candidate you must:
- meet the position requirements,
- undertake a Police Record & NDIS Clearance Check,
- hold an Employee Working with Children Check, and
- meet the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Inspiro may request additional background checks subject to current legislation.
How to Apply:
Tell us why you’d like to work at Inspiro and what you can bring to this role.
Please attach a cover letter and an updated resume and send your application to our HR team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
We’re keen to recruit for this role ASAP – so we’ll shortlist as applications are received. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Why work with us?
- Wellbeing is our priority – we’re committed to a culture that values and supports staff wellbeing. All our leaders are trained in mental health first aid and our wellbeing initiatives are ever evolving and promoted across our organisation. We have trained Wellbeing Connectors, supported Personal Resilience Plans, a Wellness Well for staff wellbeing driven activities, an active Health & Wellbeing Committee (just to name a few) and of course our Employee Assistance Program.
- Attractive remuneration – receive a generous salary and benefits, including NFP salary packaging, meal and entertainment and novated lease.
- Great team culture – we promote a collaborative approach across Inspiro and understand that by embracing hybrid models of work where possible, our staff can benefit from a flexible, family-friendly, and outcome-focused culture and bring their whole selves to work.
- Ongoing professional development – we invest in workforce development and provide opportunities for our staff to grow and enhance the way we work and provide services. Annual staff scholarships applications also available.
- Everyone is welcome – Inspiro encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where individual differences and intersecting identities are respected and celebrated.
- Free onsite car parking & accessible public transport – we have free onsite car parking and are also close to Lilydale and Belgrave train stations.
We welcome Everyone. Inspiro is committed to an inclusive workforce and celebrates the value of difference and diversity. We encourage applications from people of all abilities and ages, First Nations people and people of all cultures. We also encourage people to apply who have a lived experience of mental health challenges so that our workforce can better connect with our community and drive collaborative and innovative healthcare improvements.