Position Vacant - Mental Health Clinician - headspace Wagga Wagga

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.

Mental Health Clinician

The Mental Health Clinician is responsible for undertaking individual assessments and providing focused psychological strategies for young people with mental health and/or drug and alcohol needs. This role will also work collaboratively with key stakeholders including families, schools, and other non-government organisations to ensure high quality outcomes for clients.

Your new role

  • Full time (or Part Time), Fixed Term Contract

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Located at Wagga Wagga, NSWHourly rate between $45.70 to $47.29

In consultation with the Manager and Clinical Lead of headspace Wagga Wagga, the headspacePlus Mental Health Clinician is responsible for:

  • Provides a range of focused psychological interventions (both individual and group) for young people with diagnosed or emerging mental health disorders and/or drug and alcohol issues.

  • Assists family members to find constructive ways to support the young person with mental health or drug and alcohol issues. Liaises with GP’s and other health professionals (as required) 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.

  • Complies with relevant ethical and legal requirements governing Mental Health services including headspace and MPHN policies and procedures, and position scope of practice.

  • Utilises a Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) approach, routinely and formally seeking and integrating outcome and alliance feedback from clients/young people to inform and tailor service delivery.

What you’ll need to succeed

  1. Mental health experience and 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 experience in assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders.

  3. Knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use.

  4. Knowledge, skills, and expertise in complex care and the provision of culturally appropriate and socially inclusive services to young people.

  5. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to engage with young people, health practitioners and external stakeholders.

Applications will be assessed when they have been received and the position may be filled prior to the closing date if the successful applicant has been identified.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 10 April 2023

For further information, contact Shane – headspace Manager on 69379 000 or email [email protected] to have a discussion.