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Associate Lecturer in Youth Mental Health

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 -$108,906 p.a. pro rata plus 17% super
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0049525 
Location: Parkville 
Role type: Part-time (0.4 FTE); Continuing 
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 
Department: Centre for Youth Mental Health 
Salary: Level A – $80,258 -$108,906 p.a. pro rata plus 17% super 

  • Join Orygen's Knowledge Translation Division to enhance youth mental health workforce capacity through education and innovation. 
  • Collaborate with clinicians and academics in dynamic projects, shaping the future of youth mental health education and service delivery. 
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families! 

About the Role 

The Associate Lecturer position with the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Youth Mental Health and Orygen's Knowledge Translation Division focuses on enhancing Australia's youth mental health workforce by integrating expertise and innovation. Working within a multidisciplinary team, you'll contribute to our graduate education activities, which are aimed at improving the lives of young people with mental health issues by optimising the skills and knowledge of the wide range of professionals who work with them.  

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Contributing to the design and development of higher education curricula, resources, products and services. 
  • Independently coordinating a number of subjects to ensure the successful ongoing delivery of graduate online programs at the Centre for Youth Mental Health. 
  • Preparing and delivering online learning content for graduate students, including live seminars. 
  • Providing student feedback and formally assessing student coursework. 
  • Managing and maintaining the online learning system through which subjects are delivered. 

Who We Are Looking For 

The successful candidate will excel in youth mental health practice, teaching, and online education, with strong communication, organisational, and collaboration skills. 

You will also have: 

  • A Masters degree in clinical psychology, occupational therapy, mental health nursing, social work, or a cognate discipline. 
  • A demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate training and educational activities for the mental health workforce. 
  • Experience in youth mental health clinical practice, including assessment, case formulation and intervention. 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD. 

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case where the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures. 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia. 

Your New Team – Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) 

At the University of Melbourne's Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH), we are at the forefront of research, inquiry, and innovation in the field of youth mental health. Our multidisciplinary team, led by Professor Patrick McGorry, is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of young people facing mental health challenges.  

What We Offer You! 

We offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page! 

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.    

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page. 

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request". 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne. 

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit - 

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:  

  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience 
  • Your responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description) 

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to 

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address. 

If you have any particular questions regarding the position, please follow the details listed on the Position Description. 

Position Description

Applications close: 22 Mar 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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