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Senior Youth Mental Health Clinician - headspace

Centacare Catholic Family Services
  • Work in a friendly, collaborative and supportive environment
  • Longstanding and reputable organisation
  • SCHCDS Award 2010 Level 6 + super + salary sacrifice to reduce your tax and increase take-home pay
  • Contract subject to funding

About Us

Our mission is to provide relevant, authentic and effective services that will enhance the quality of life of our clients and enable them to participate fully in the community. We employ 600 staff across metropolitan and regional locations. We deliver services to over 30,000 South Australians each year, without regard to religion, race, culture, sexuality, gender or economic circumstance. We support people in the areas of disability, family, youth and children, health and well-being, education and training, homelessness and domestic violence. Centacare is a child-safe and a quality accredited organisation.

About the Position

Centacare, as the lead agency of a consortium-based model, is responsible for operating the headspace Port Adelaide service. headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. The headspace mission is to improve the mental health, social wellbeing, and economic participation of young Australians aged 12-25 years. The Senior Youth Mental Health Clinician will work as a part of a multidisciplinary team to achieve positive outcomes for young people aged 12-25 with mild to moderate mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and/or work and study concerns.

The following key responsibilities will ensure you contribute to the program meeting its objectives.

  • Provide psychosocial assessment and psychological therapies to young people aged 12-25 with mild to moderate mental health concerns.
  • Provide clinical leadership support and supervision to colleagues, managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Provide triage and risk assessment for complex presentations and act as first point of call for any risks or escalations from staff or public enquiries
  • Lead/manage Team Meetings and Clinical Reviews Develop, implement, and evaluate work policies, procedures, practices, and projects.
  • Work in cooperation with the Manager to develop, implement, monitor and review the clinical governance framework for the service.
  • Undertake stakeholder relationship development and management.
  • Budget development and management.
  • Data collection and reporting.

About You

To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, or Mental Health Nursing
  • Psychologists and Mental Health Nurses must hold general registration with AHPRA, Occupational Therapists must hold membership of OT Australia and be endorsed under their Better Access to Mental Health endorsement scheme, and Social Workers must be members of the AASW and be accredited as Accredited Mental Health Social Workers
  • Valid Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check (previously known as ‘Child-Related Employment Screening Clearance’)
  • Due to the nature of our services, Centacare is required to comply with COVID19 government directions. You will be required to provide Centacare with your COVID19 vaccination certificate. If you cannot comply, you are encouraged to have a confidential conversation with the hiring manager about your individual circumstances to find out how this may apply to you.
  • Valid Driver's Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant area of practice
  • Experience using Mastercare medical record management software

Culture and Benefits

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect. We value the uniqueness of individuals, we consult, collaborate and operate with integrity and professionalism. Centacare is committed to cultivating a harmonious workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Equal opportunity principles align with our mission, vision and values. We believe that treating our workers fairly has a positive impact on our clients and maintains our reputation as a great place to work! We offer benefits such as tax savings via salary sacrifice, paid parental leave, supportive work environment and on-going development through various training opportunities.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this position. To access the position description or submit your application click on the Apply button!

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Kim Formosa, Executive Manager, on 08 8215 6781.

Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

A position description is attached.

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