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Program Specialist - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program

Melbourne, Australia
$140,433 - $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0062598
Location: Travancore
Role type: Part-time (0.4 - 0.6FTE); Continuing 
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary: Academic C – $ $140,433 - $161,926 - Academic D -  $169,094 - $186,288 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)

  • Lead, coordinate and deliver Mindful Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Course
  • Make a difference in future generations of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • 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 Director of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DoAT CAP) will lead and oversee the Mindful Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Course (CAPC)   They will be responsible for the oversight of RANZCP Advanced Training for child and adolescent psychiatry in Victoria, liaising closely with a wide range of clinical services, supervisors and trainees. Additionally, they will be a member of the Mindful Leadership Team and will contribute to teaching and training within the University of Melbourne Department of Psychiatry and other Mindful courses.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Primary responsibility for the co-ordination and delivery of teaching in the RANZCP accredited Mindful Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Course (CAPC) ensuring needed content knowledge, clinical and professional skills developments and development of professional attitudes as well as providing mentoring and pastoral support.
  • Contribute through membership of relevant RANZCP committees to child and adolescent psychiatry training both in Victoria and binationally.
  • Review and modify existing Mindful-based courses and curriculum and develop new training courses in response to sector requirements and in consultation with the Director and relevant stakeholders and consumers.
  • Participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in child and adolescent psychiatry, and in continuing professional development courses for the broader infant, child and adolescent/youth mental health (ICYMHS) workforce.

Who We Are Looking For

The ideal candidate should possess strong organisational skills, enabling them to effectively manage competing deadlines and work independently with minimal supervision while demonstrating initiative and flexibility. Additionally, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential for liaising across the mental health sector, along with problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, and the capacity to network and partner with various stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • Legally qualified medical practitioner, eligible to be registered with AHPRA.
  • A Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), or equivalent.
  • Completion of the RANZCP Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Evidence of clinical practice in infant, child, adolescent and youth psychiatry.

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 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 – Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne is a leading institution focused on advancing mental health research and education. With a dedicated team and diverse research areas, we strive to improve understanding and treatment of mental health disorders. Join us to make a meaningful impact and shape the future of mental health.

What We Offer You!

In addition, 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 the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, 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
  • The 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 Walid Abdullatif 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 job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description

Applications close: 28 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard 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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