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Mental Health Clinician - Suicide Prevention - Wollongong/Nowra

Grand Pacific Health

About us

Grand Pacific Health is a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation providing locally tailored, high quality physical and mental health services across South Eastern NSW and the A.C.T.

About the position

We are seeking an experienced clinician to join our team across our Nowra and Wollongong office to work in the innovative Risk De-escalation program. The program has been created to help the growing number of people who are at mild to moderate risk of suicide and unable to access support when it is most needed. The program provides short term highly structured therapy to young people (12-25) as promptly as possible without the use of a waiting list. Support is also provided to gender and sexually diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and culturally and linguistically diverse people of any age.

The position is part time (15 hours per week), ongoing subject to funding.

Why work for us?

  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance, including extra leave at Christmas.
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities (two staff from the risk de-escalation program have moved into leadership and managerial roles in the past year).
  • Regular supervision and support, including reimbursement for external supervision.
  • Generous salary packaging options which can significantly reduce taxation costs: click here.
  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!

Selection Criteria

  • Current registration in one of the below:
    • AHPRA accredited clinician psychologist or general registered psychologist.
    • AHPRA accredited occupational therapist, mental health nurse, or Aboriginal health worker
    • AASW mental health accredited social worker, or accredited social worker.
    • Provisionally registered or near registered applicants may be considered with appropriate experience.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in providing holistic, evidence-based therapeutic services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of suicide and self-harm risk and best practice guidelines for treatment of these issues.
  • Understanding of key issues in the health and wellbeing needs of young people with mental health and/or substance use problems.
  • Understanding of key issues in the health and wellbeing needs of Indigenous Australians; people of gender and sexually diverse backgrounds; and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and consultation skills.
  • Well-developed skills and knowledge of MS Office software and ability to use clinical information systems.


  • Willingness to work from our Nowra office on a limited basis.
  • Current unrestricted drivers licence and willingness to travel as part of this role.

For more information: contact Charo Serventy, Team Leader, Suicide Prevention on 02 4220 7600.

A position description is attached.

There is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed as they are received, and candidates will be contacted if deemed suitable for interview.

Please note: selected applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination Public Health Order for Health Care Workers.

We welcome and encourage applications from people who have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability.

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