The Youth Access Team Clinician position focuses on completion of intake and assessment of young people presenting to headspace, determine suitability of the program and to co-ordinate care for young people within the consortium. This includes ensuring treatment goals are met and adjusting provisions to help the young person meet their identified needs and goals.
- Psychologist or Reg Nurse or Occupational Therapist or Social worker
- Join a multi-disciplinary team in community mental health + some Work from Home
- Attractive salary + Generous salary packaging benefits (pay less tax)
headspace Penrith and Mount Druitt, run by Uniting, 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.
As the Youth Access Team Clinician, your role includes but is not limited to:
- To promote the principles of early intervention, including establishing links with stakeholders and maintaining/strengthening these links
- To maintain and promote an awareness of young people’s primary health issues in the community e.g. GP’s, Service Providers
- To provide care co-ordination to young people to assist them in achieving the goals and action outlined in their care/management plan
- To develop a systems-based approach to young people, as well as actively facilitate the provision of appropriate services across the full range of government and non-government agencies and individuals.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, Nursing, Psychology Social Work or Occupational Therapy.
- AHPRA Registration or eligibility with AASW.
- Demonstrated experience of clinical practice within the mental health field (includes clinical placements and relevant volunteer work such as Lifeline).
- Demonstrated ability to provide triage and assessment of individuals with preference for assessment skills in a mental health setting.
- Demonstrated ability to provide evidence-based clinical practice.
- Willingness to collaboratively plan and coordinate a comprehensive bio-psycho-social approach and interventions to meet the needs of consumers.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to contribute to a culture of hope, optimism and recovery for adult consumers and their families/ significant others.
To Apply, click the Apply Now button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.
Benefits & culture
As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply.
- Salary packaging entitlements (pay less tax), company rewards
- Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
- Career progression &development opportunities in a large organisation
Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on [email protected] using the subject line: Provisional Psychologist / Youth Access Team Clinician enquiry via EthicalJobs, or 0438 206 164.