Intensive Case Manager, EPPIC

Location Victoria


Clinical, Intensive Case Manager - Early Intervention Psychosis Grade 2 OT, SW, Clin Psychol/ RPN Grade 3 EPPIC Clinical Stream, Continuing Care Team - Region B, Sunshine Orygen Youth Health Full-Time Permanent Orygen Youth Health (OYH) provides specialist mental health services for young people aged between 15 and 24 years of age who reside in the western and northwestern regions of Melbourne. Clinical services are provided to young people with mental health disorders within the community, and within an inpatient setting for episodes of serious mental disorder. OYH is a sub-program of NorthWestern Mental Health, Melbourne Health and is integrated with Orygen, National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, an extensive research program, with a focus on the translation of sound evidence into clinical practice at local, state, national and international levels.

The Clinical Program offers specialist interventions for a range of disorders including psychosis and mood disorders, co-morbid substance use and personality disorders. Services include crisis intervention and assessment, inpatient care, individual case management, group and family therapy interventions, intensive outreach services, community consultation and education. EPPIC (Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention centre) is a major clinical stream within the Continuing Care Teams.

Clients attending the EPPIC Clinical Stream are young people (15 -25 years) who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The Clinical Case Manager works within a specialist multidisciplinary team environment and is responsible for devising, implementing and evaluating an appropriate treatment plan for each young person on his/her caseload and their family. This involves provision of highly skilled clinical assessments and psychological treatments, assertive outreach and case management tasks, such as liaison with other agencies and advocacy on behalf of the young person.

The incumbent is expected to function autonomously, carry a caseload of clients, participate in clinical review meetings and practice according to the philosophy and protocols of the service. EPPIC- Intensive Clinician In addition to the role of Case Manager, the Intensive clinical role is responsible for the delivery of outreach based intensive mental health care to a small caseload of clients with psychotic disorders who have been identified as being at high risk due to poor engagement in treatment, prolonged recovery and risk to self or others. The role also supports other members of the clinical team by engaging in shared care with clients requiring short-term intensive interventions.

Ongoing service developments aim to increase local service delivery with stronger partnerships with local care providers, including headspace , located at a Youth Hub in Sunshine with satellite clinics in Wyndham and Melton. In the new model of care, clinicians will have greater capacity to provide specialised evidence-based interventions for y.

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11 Oct 2018


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