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Youth Access Clinician - Katoomba

Parramatta Mission

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention. Services are delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a unified, accessible and integrated service framework.

  • Full time contract until 30 June 2021
  • Opportunity to provide service by Telehealth
  • Attractive salary + generous salary packaging benefits
  • Psychologist / Social Worker / Nurse / Occupational Therapist

Job Description

The Youth Access Team (YAT) Clinician works as a part of a multidisciplinary team, which includes Allied Health Professionals, Private Practitioners, a GP (selected sites), and in partnership with Consortium partners. The aim of the headspace Primary Care team is to improve outcomes in young people’s mental health, physical health, sexual health, and provide support to help young people reach their study and employment goals.

The role of a YAT is to assess young people accessing headspace services, determine the best course of care for their individual needs, and provide short-term intervention and group work as clinically indicated.

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Psychology (must be provisionally registered as a minimum), Social Work or Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration or eligibility of respective professional body.
  • If provisionally registered have a current primary supervisor.
  • Demonstrated and extensive brief assessment / triage skills in mental health and ability to co-ordinate care for young people. 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with young people and carers.
  • Demonstrated skills in decision making, problem solving, negotiation and crisis management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families.
  • Demonstrated clinical proficiency in assessment and treatment of mental illness such as psychotic disorders, bipolar affective disorder, complex trauma, depression, and anxiety.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication (telephone, verbal and written) and report writing skills
  • Demonstrated computer literacy.
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external agencies.
  • Current N.S.W. Driver’s licence.


  • Experience in collaborative partnerships with government or non-government organisations, including working with a range of community partners.
  • Experience working with specific populations of young people (e.g. Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander populations, CALD)
  • Experience working with Drug and Alcohol related issues.


An attractive salary with generous NFP salary packaging benefits, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.

This is your opportunity to promote hope and recovery in people's lives!

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Check and provide Working with Children Clearance.

Parramatta Mission encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Enquiries to recruitment@parramattamission.org.au, using the subject line: Youth Access Clinician enquiry via EthicalJobs, or call 02 8188 7426.

Click Apply Now to apply. Send your Resume and Cover Letter addressing all of the Essential criteria. Applications which do not address the Essential Criteria will not be considered.

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