Lead Clinician (Case Manager)


Bendigo Health has multiple opportunities for suitably skilled individuals to join our community teams as a Lead Clinician. In this community based recovery, Clinicians have the opportunity to build a relationship with their patient as they provide recovery focused treatment and support to persons experiencing mental illness throughout all stages of recovery.

Classification: Registered Nurse (Grade 3), Social Worker (Grade 2) or Occupational Therapist (Grade 2)
Salary: $41 to $51 per hour plus superannuation dependent upon classification and experience
Key Requirements: COVID-19 vaccination

About the organisation

We are a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. We are passionate about delivering quality mental healthcare whilst striving to remain at the forefront of patient care and recovery.

Our Mental Health service offers exciting professional development opportunities to develop your skills including but not limited to eating disorder training, motivational interviewing and post graduate courses with integrated study leave.

We’re a proud charitable organisation that supports our community and encourages our staff to get involved with our various fundraising initiatives including R U OK Day, Move for Mental Health Month and Dry July. 

Closing date

Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Swan Hill (closing 1 Nov 2021)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Echuca/Bendigo (closing 1 Nov 2021)
Adult Community Mental Health – Maryborough (closing 1 Nov 2021)
Adult Community Mental Health – Echuca (closing 29 Oct 2021)

About the role

  • Make a difference to individuals and their families/carer(s) with mental health challenges
  • Provide assessment and clinical treatment, case management and support for patients, their families and carer(s)
  • Identify, engage and include other key community agencies and service providers involved in the provision of rehabilitation, recovery, support, and discharge planning consistent with the patients and family/carer(s) needs
  • Participate in community consultation, awareness and education activities and develop community resources to increase the understanding of psychiatric disorders and service delivery models in the community
  • Provide psycho-education and therapy for patients of Psychiatric Services and their families/carers

The team

Bendigo Health Mental Health Services operate under a philosophy of care to deliver evidence based treatment and patient centred care, underpinned by recovery orientated principles and values. Our Mental Health service is a growing regional centre big enough to offer opportunities to build skills and access career pathways but small enough to allow for social connection and a sense of belonging to the community.

We deliver treatment and care in the most appropriate and least restrictive setting that is sensitive to gender and culture, informed by an understanding of responses to trauma, and responsive to the contexts of patients’ lives and communities. Our multidisciplinary workforce is constantly evolving and our recovery models are now integrating a lived experience workforce to enhance our patient care.

Benefits of working at Bendigo Health

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career advancement opportunities and job security
  • Team building and mentorship within the team
  • Supportive, positive and innovative culture
  • Free parking
  • Salary Packaging
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Social club
  • Smoke free environment

Diversity and inclusion

Bendigo Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and social inclusion and encourage people from a diverse cultural background, people with disabilities and or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

How to apply

For a rewarding career like no other, apply today to be a part of our Community Mental Health Team!

If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the onboarding process.


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