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Mental Health Clinician - headspace Batemans Bay

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

headspace Batemans Bay provides young people with access to Allied Health Professionals and community supports to assist young people to access the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence to live healthy and happy lives. headspace Batemans Bay also engages in community awareness and seeks to develop and implement innovative programs to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the region. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region is the lead agency for headspace Batemans Bay and is supported by a Consortium.

Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities, and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

This position is responsible for undertaking individual assessments and providing focused psychological strategies for a diverse range of clients with mental health needs.

Your new role

In consultation with the Clinical Lead and Manager, headspace Batemans Bay, the Mental Health Clinician:

  • provides individual and group psychological interventions to clients as per program requirements;
  • develops suitable and culturally-appropriate group and individual focused psychological interventions
  • liaises with GPs and (as required) other health professionals to provide patient care in the area of mental health—specifically in the development and review of care plans, and participating in case conferences as outlined in the Enhanced Primary Care Guidelines;
  • delivers psycho-education regarding the nature of mental health and associated problems, make available information services, and avenues of access to such services;
  • facilitate timely access to service for young people by conducting psychosocial assessment and risk assessment for walk in presentations, as required;

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, counselling, occupational therapy or other relevant field and a relevant professional registration.
  • Demonstrated competence in the provision of a full range of mental health services including mental state and psychological assessments (including crisis assessments), individual, family and group, treatments for young people presenting with a range of behavioural, emotional, social or developmental issues, including psychosis and alcohol/other drug issues.
  • Knowledge, experience, understanding and demonstrated passion for, and interest in, the health and welfare issues affecting young people and extensive skills and experience in assessment of young people and ability to engage with young people and their families holistically including capacity to provide flexible outreach services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, culturally diverse and LGBTQIA communities.

This is a fixed-term, part-time position available for 6 months with possibility of extension - based in Batemans Bay.

For the full list of duties and the selection criteria, please refer to the position description found as an attachment below.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in the role, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the "Apply Now" button.

For further information about the position or application process, contact Shane Thomas, Manager, headspace on 02 6937 9000, or email hr@racr.org.au using the subject line: Mental Health Clinician - headspace Batemans Bay enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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