Position Details
Reference Number 22847
Position Title Coordinator - Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness
Employment Type Full time - permanent
Division Psychiatric Services
Location Mental Health - All Sites
EBA Classification
EBA:  Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020
Classification:  NP41

Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

Bendigo Health is a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. Our organisation vision is "Healthy communities and world class healthcare".


The organisation services the Loddon Mallee region, which covers about 26 per cent of Victoria and a population around 307,000. We provide health care across the entire lifespan from pre-natal and newborn babies to the aged, their families and carers.


Bendigo Health’s Psychiatric Services Division provides a broad range of services to people with mental illness. Bendigo Health operates a 24 hour, seven days a week Psychiatric Regional Triage Service and has aligned services to support people who require crisis care. Psychiatric Services work with children and familes, youth, adults and aged patients and provide care and support in community settings through clinical teams that are situated across the Loddon Mallee Region 


Bendigo Health, employs around 3400 people, is the largest employer in the region and boasts many great staff benefits that include:


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging (meals and entertainment and accommodation)
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free immunisations
  • Social club
  • Smoke free environment

The FaPMI coordinator position aims to improve workforce and organsaitonal responses to Families where a parent has a mental ilnness.  


For further information on the role please refer to the position description. Applications are to be submitted online.

Selection Criteria
01.AHPRA Registration or authorised professional registration as either: a Division 1 Nurse with undergraduate specialisation or with a post graduate qualification in Mental Health, Psychologist with postgraduate qualification in Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapist or Social Work with extensive

02.Demonstrated ability to work independently and utilise initiative to develop the role providing services across community based organisations and specialist mental health services

03.Demonstrated high level skills and experience in and knowledge of, the adult, child and adolescent mental health field and associated health and welfare services

04.Knowledge of the epidemiology, aetiology, assessment, diagnosis and management of people with mental disorders

05.Clinical interest and demonstrated experience in working with adults who are parents who have experienced mental illness, and their families

06.Demonstrated understanding of the developmental needs of children 0-18 years

07.Experience and demonstrated skills in the provision of consultation and supervision and design and delivery of professional development and training programs to a range of service providers

08.Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, carers, colleagues, service providers and the community

09.Demonstrated capacity and commitment to work collaboratively in partnership with service providers across a range of sectors and as part of the Bendigo Health area mental health service

10.Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act and amendments, other relevant legislation pertaining to working in mental health and with children, youth and families and the current strategic directions of mental health and primary care services

11.Information technology skills and a familiarity with a range of computer software programs

12.Evidence of a commitment to ongoing professional development
Contact Person Francis McCormick
Contact Number (0438) 522 341
Closing Date 23/01/2018
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.