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Mental Health Nurse - Parkville Youth Justice

Parkville, Australia

Reference: 6611288

  • Full-time, Part-Time, and Casual positions available
  • Generous salary packaging options to reduce your cohealth taxable income
  • 24/7 rotating roster across day, afternoon and night shifts

cohealth and Parkville Youth Justice Precinct

Parkville Youth Justice Precinct is a youth custodial facility that accommodates children and young people aged 10 to 21 years (up to 24 years depending on age of sentencing). Parkville is the reception point for the Youth Justice custodial system and as such, all reception health assessments are undertaken at Parkville before some young men will be transferred to Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct. The primary health service at Parkville is a nurse-led model, with 24/7 on-site nursing coverage.

At Parkville, cohealth aims to deliver a quality, flexible, integrated, efficient service within the custodial environment to young people based on their health needs. This includes delivering primary health, allied health, dental and mental health services, and includes screening, assessing, triaging, and referring to secondary and tertiary health services based on clinical need. cohealth shares a vision for healthy children and young people in custody, supported by a health service responsive to their needs.

cohealth's inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role.

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About the role

​​​​​​​cohealth is experienced in delivering services and support to people and their families involved with the justice and child protection systems.

The primary focus of the role for the Mental Health Nurse is to assist in the implementation of a coordinated responsible service that provides support to the General Practitioners in managing clients with severe and complex mental illness within Parkville. The Mental Health Nurse is expected to perform duties within the scope of practice of the role. Mental Health Nurses are required onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and successful candidates will need to be willing to work a rotating roster and be comfortable working across day, afternoon, and night shifts.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Your duties include:

  • Undertake practice in accordance with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency
  • Conduct thorough mental health assessments and risk assessments in an outpatient setting
  • Maintain professional, accurate and contemporaneous client file notes, assessments, care plans and all other documentation pertaining to client's management

What cohealth offers:

  • Generous salary packaging options to suit you - tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation). Salary packaging reduces your cohealth taxable income, meaning you pay less tax on your cohealth income
  • A generous rewards program from our salary packaging provider
  • Exciting Parental leave benefits
    • cohealth offers primary carers 14 weeks paid parental leave upon completion of only 6 months of continuous service
    • Eligible co-workers will continue to receive superannuation on unpaid parental leave as well
  • Novated Leasing available
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values)

Our ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor of Nursing and current registration with AHPRA
  • A thorough understanding of recovery-focused, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate primary health and primary mental health service delivery models
  • Current Victorian Driver's License

The roles in this program are required to undergo mandatory additional security screening. Details will be provided to successful candidates.

Application Process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and answer the Key Selection Criteria. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact hiring manager Sally Wilcox

Applications Close: 01 Jun 2025