Position Vacant - Mental Health Clinician, headspace Batemans Bay

About Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region 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.

Family Counsellor

The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for undertaking individual assessments and providing focused psychological strategies for a diverse range of clients with mental health needs. This role works collaboratively with key stakeholders including general practitioners, local health district clinicians, government and non-government organisations to ensure high quality outcomes for clients.

Your new role

  • Full time or Part time, fixed term contract till 30/06/2025

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Located at Batemans Bay, NSW

  • Annual salary between $87,069.44 – $92,216.55

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.

  • implements activities to engage targeted groups in program services and enables clients to participate in the management of their own mental health.

  • complies with relevant ethical and legal requirements governing mental health services including South Eastern NSW PHN policies and procedures and position scope of practice.

  • participates in presentations to community forums or clinical groups as required.

What you’ll need to succeed

  1. Qualification in the field of Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Counselling or Social Science. Current registration/membership with at least one of the following: Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australian Association for Social Workers (AASW); Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and Level 2 or above Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Demonstrated knowledge & understanding of particular issues facing minority and diverse communities and ability to respond respectfully, and in particular with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culturally diverse communities and LGBTQIA communities

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 10 April 2023

Position description with selection criteria is available at www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment

For further information, contact Paul – headspace Manager on 4403 1773 or email [email protected] to have a discussion.