Mental health careers

  • Internationally recognised as a world-class paediatric hospital, look no further for a rewarding career working with young people, families, and a multi-disciplinary team to achieve remarkable outcomes at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

    Our collaborative teams are led by renowned clinicians with extensive child, youth and family expertise. Having the chance to transform the wellbeing of a new generation will see you involved with all aspects of mental health, including assessments, treatment, and the delivery of great care, all backed up by the some of the most powerful research in children's health.

    We actively support staff wellbeing through supervision (professional, clinical and operational) and ongoing professional development linked to a regular performance review plan.

    We provide a broad range of mental health services for infants, children and adolescents through the following teams:  

    • Hospital inpatient services for young people aged 13 to 18 years (Banksia)
    • Community mental health teams located at Travancore, Sunshine and Hoppers Crossing
    • CASEA team (working with primary schools in our area)
    • Developmental neuropsychiatry (DNP)
    • Child and Youth HOPE (focused on suicidal behaviour)
    • Eating disorders
    • Gender service
    • Hospital consultation
    • Infant mental health
    • RCH Psychiatry Clinic 

      Types of roles

      All of our clinicians are supported in their work by our talented administration staff. Our interdisciplinary mental health professionals include:

      • Mental Health Nurses
      • Occupational Therapists
      • Paediatricians (doctors)
      • Psychiatrists (doctors)
      • Clinical Psychologists
      • Social Workers
      • Speech Pathologists
      • Family Therapists
      • Neuropsychologists
      • Clinical Educators 

        Current vacancies 

        There are a wide range of mental health roles currently available at the RCH, from student placement, internships, fixed and permanent clinical and administrative roles. If you’re ready to deliver great care in mental health, we’re ready for you.

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        The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, an extensive array of amenities and an award-winning health and wellbeing program!