Project officer (clinical)

  • NFP sector salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible working hours
  • Onsite parking + close to public transport

About us

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

The project officer works within a dynamic team of clinicians and academics who contribute their skills and knowledge to the service innovation, workforce development and research translation initiatives of Orygen. These initiatives are undertaken by Orygen’s Research & Translation staff in order to grow the capacity of the youth mental health (YMH) workforce to improve the lives of young people experiencing mental ill-health.

Reporting to the project lead, this role specifically relates to the activities for the Mental Health Practitioners in Schools initiative, a project funded by the Department of Education (DET).

The role

Part-time (0.5 – 0.8 FTE) fixed term position available until November 2020

The project officer will be responsible for a number of activities and deliverables:

  • Provide advice and consultation to mental health practitioners employed under this initiative through the mental health advice line to support best practice, appropriate assessment and referral for specialist support.
  • Plan, develop and deliver evidence-based resources to the practitioners employed under this initiative, through the online mental health portal delivered by DET.
  • Meet key delivery milestones as negotiated with the Department for the successful execution of the contract.
  • Negotiate and prioritise workload with supervisor and other staff responsible for initiatives and projects to enable the successful delivery of initiatives and projects.
  • Maintain professional certification and accreditation and undertake professional practice, professional development and/or research in order to maintain currency in existing expert skills and knowledge and to acquire new expert skills and knowledge.

To apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and a supporting statement that addresses all the essential selection criteria included in the position description to, using the subject line ‘Project officer – clinical’, followed by your full name.

For further information about this role, please view the attached position description or alternatively please contact Caroline Crlenjak at .

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday, 1 September 2019.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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