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Youth Mental Health Clinician - Senior (Connect)

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd

What is headspace

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au

headspace Connect is an innovative new service operating as part of Headspace Digital Mental Health Programs. The therapeutic intervention is delivered via Phone/Video and online, utilising a collaborative care plan approach alongside use of digital interactive resources.

Tell me about the role

The Senior Clinician in this service will provide therapeutic mental health support as an alternative option for young people requesting 1:1 therapeutic support from participating headspace centres, as well as provide supervision support to Clinicians working in this team.

Key deliverables of this role will be:

  • Clinically supervise a multi-disciplinary team
  • Clinical supervision, following the principle of continuous improvement in practice.
  • Provide clinical and operational guidance and instruction
  • Undertake assessments with young people and provide a collaborative, inclusive, evidence informed and person-centred intervention via telephone, video, e-mail and online.
  • Be responsible for leading clinical decision making in accordance with the eheadspace Clinical and escalation procedures.

What we're looking for

  • Approved tertiary qualification in an allied health discipline, including Social Work, Psychology (clinical, counselling, and 4+2 or 5+1 pathway), Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Masters of Counselling, with 5 years post qualification experience
  • Eligibility for membership of an appropriate professional body. Social workers are required to be eligible for full membership with the AASW. Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, and Occupational Therapists are required to have full registration with AHPRA. Those with a Masters in Counselling need to have membership (or be eligible for full professional registration) at a minimum of Level 4 within the Australian Counselling Association scope of practice guidelines.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in the capacity to lead a team in the delivery of quality therapeutic practice.
  • Advanced skills in assessment, planned therapeutic intervention and safety planning in order that the support for young people experiencing mental distress is commensurate with evidence informed, best practice principles.

The finer details

In line with current funding terms to 30 June 2022, we are offering a salary range of $85,500 - $95,000 base and will be commensurate with skills and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging opportunities up to the maximum amount ($15,900). For more information on salary packaging, please refer to: https://www.smartsalary.com.au/

The headspace Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in July 2019 and was developed through a co-design process with staff across the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

Application Process: The position description for this position can be viewed by clicking on the "Apply Now" button below. To apply for this position, please complete the application steps which include uploading your resume and a one-page cover letter detailing your suitability for the role.

We are keen to fill this role with the right person as soon as we can and therefore might start looking at applications sooner rather than later, so if this role sounds like you, be sure to apply by submitting your resume as soon as possible.

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to live and work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) and a Police Check are required for this position.

Working with Children Checks for all relevant States and Territories and a Police Check are required for this position.

For more information contact:

Name: Nicola Cornthwaite
Email: ncornthwaite@headspace.org.au, using the subject line: Youth Mental Health Clinician - Senior (Connect) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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