Join Us

Are you passionate about the mental health of young people and families?
Are you looking for a flexible, well paid and well supported environment that values you and your professional development?

Welcome to Relational Minds, a private Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for families. Our mission is to build a more hopeful world for children through connection with their carers and building trusting relationships. We help families assess and treat mental health concerns of young people from infancy to 25yo. Our team is comprised of clinicians from multiple disciplines (medical, nursing, and allied health). Our work is built on the principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and we live the principles of Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy.

We are based in the Macedon Ranges (Woodend and Sunbury) and Mildura. We are a team that is committed to diversity and inclusivity, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disabilities.

Current Positions

Role Purpose and Philosophy:

The role is suited to a mental health practitioner who has a passion for working with children and families. We welcome applicants with backgrounds in social work, mental health nursing or other relevant disciplines (including clinicians with experience in working with Out-of-home-care children).

The role involves the delivery of family education and provision of supportive counselling to parents of young people with mental illness, utilising a relational approach that is supported by other members of the Relational Minds team.

A willingness to work with families is an essential part of this role. You will be required to assess families and their young person, provide recommendations and follow through with a proactive and responsive level of support. Previous experience working with families is desired and we will provide training and support to develop your skills.

The role:

  • You will engage families in assessment of their young person’s presenting issues, co-develop a mental health formulation and co-develop a management plan. Your goal is to empower families to support their young person with your guidance and scaffolding.
  • You will learn and can utilise our Parenting for Mental Health Program that aims to empower parents to understand the challenges of parenting their young person, learn therapeutic parenting skills and improve their self care.

Our offering:

You will be trained in:

  • Developing a holistic and integrated formulation of a young person’s presentation and management plan, based on neurobiology and attachment theory principles.
  • The basic skills required to relate to and support families using the basic principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • The necessary skills to deliver the Foundations for Attachment Program individually and in groups.
  • You can obtain support via regular team intake and clinical review meetings, training, clinical supervision and reflective practice supervision.
  • Our admin staff will look after your day to day needs.
  • We will provide opportunities for education and professional development in the relational and holistic treatment of mental health disorders in children, adolescents and youth.
  • We will allow flexible working hours to accommodate you and your family’s needs.

Key Selection Criteria/ Performance Standards

  • An interest in working with parents and families is essential. No formal family therapy training is necessary but a willingness to learn and openness to relating to families is required.
  • Experience and practice in the assessment and treatment of young people and their families with mental illness is desired.
  • Experience in the practise of trauma informed therapy approaches is desirable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a clinical team, match our organisational values and adhere by the team’s communication and conflict resolution standards.

Essential Requirements:

  • Registration with any relevant regulatory bodies (eg. AHPRA, AASW etc) if applicable
  • Undertake a National Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment. Employees are required to maintain a valid Working with Children’s Check throughout their employment.
    Show evidence of current professional indemnity membership.
  • Compliance with discipline specific Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrate compliance with discipline specific Continuous Professional Development requirements.
  • A current, full drivers licence for the State of Victoria which is appropriate for the type of vehicle being driven, and comply with any restrictions on their licence (e.g. wearing glasses) while undertaking duties (If applicable).
  • Relevant referees

There are two positions available in our Sunbury team that can be part time or full time depending on your availability. Working from home some days can be negotiated as appropriate.

If you would like to apply, please email your CV to careers@relationalminds.com.au and tell us about your passion for working with families and young people. We will advise you of further steps in the application process.

Thank you for your interest.

Role Purpose and Philosophy:

We are in search for a therapist who is able to utilise non verbal methods to provide a safe therapeutic environment for the young people in our care. Our clients often find it hard to speak to counsellors or other therapists as the nature of their illness makes it hard to speak about their emotions.

We believe that utilising a non-verbal approach to therapy is often a more powerful mode of treatment.

Goals of treatment can include:

  • Improving emotional literacy
  • Safe exploration of experiences
  • Development of safety plan measures
  • Work on ways to soothe difficult emotions

Your clients will be supported by another clinician who will provide support to the parents or carers of the young person. Families may at times be involved in your work. Your work will be supported by our multidisciplinary team in the form of a community of practice, clinical supervision and reflective practice supervision.

Our offering:

You will be trained in:

  • Developing a holistic and integrated formulation of a young person’s presentation and management plan, based on neurobiology and attachment theory principles.
  • The basic skills required to relate to and support families using the basic principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • The necessary skills to deliver the Foundations for Attachment Program individually and in groups.
  • You can obtain support via regular team intake and clinical review meetings, training, clinical supervision and reflective practice supervision.
  • Our admin staff will look after your day to day needs.
  • We will provide opportunities for education and professional development in the relational and holistic treatment of mental health disorders in children, adolescents and youth.
  • We will allow flexible working hours to accommodate you and your family’s needs.

Key Selection Criteria/ Performance Standards

  • An interest in working with young people is essential.
  • Experience and practice in the assessment and treatment of young people and their families with mental illness is desired.
  • Experience in the practise of trauma informed therapy approaches is desirable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a clinical team, match our organisational values and adhere by the team’s communication and conflict resolution standards.

Essential Requirements:

  • Registration with any relevant regulatory bodies (eg. ANZACATA etc) if applicable
  • Undertake a National Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment. Employees are required to maintain a valid Working with Children’s Check throughout their employment.
  • Show evidence of current professional indemnity membership.
  • Compliance with discipline specific Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrate compliance with discipline specific Continuous Professional Development requirements.
  • A current, full drivers licence for the State of Victoria which is appropriate for the type of vehicle being driven, and comply with any restrictions on their licence (e.g. wearing glasses) while undertaking duties (If applicable)
  • Relevant referees

If you would like to apply, please email your CV to careers@relationalminds.com.au and tell us about your passion for working with families and young people. We will advise you of further steps in the application process.

Thank you for your interest.

We are always looking for experienced Psychologists and Family Clinicians for our clinics in Sunbury, Woodend and Mildura. If you would like to express your interest in working with us, please contact us or send your CV and a cover letter to info@relationalminds.com.au

Thank you for your patience at Relational Minds clinics as we cope with increased demand. We are able to see you sooner now. Our admin are the busiest of all. Sending us an email is the most efficient way to get a response.