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Mental Health Clinician - Youth Engagement Team - North West Coast

Cornerstone Youth Services

The position:

The successful applicant (full or part-time) will become a key staff member within the Cornerstone Youth Services (CYS) team and will work closely with staff in the CYS primary care team (General Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Youth Health Nurses, Youth Workers) and a range of government and non-government service providers.

Other key relationships include other service providers, school communities and collocated services.

Position description:

The following is a general description of the Mental Health Clinician role, with specific position descriptions to be negotiated with the successful applicant/s.

  1. Engage young people and conduct bio/psycho/social assessment and the initial screening of young people referred to or who access CYS according to the CYS policies and procedures.
  2. Identify young people who have disengaged from mental health services, have complex mental health needs and require assertive outreach for follow up.
  3. Provide secondary consult to organisations working with young people experiencing mental health issues.
  4. Document the assessment and screening results and present cases for review in conjunction with other CYS team members.
  5. Maintain required activity records for monitoring and evaluation of the CYS Program.
  6. Participate in and contribute to team meetings, training and planning activities, service evaluation and clinical governance activities including data collection, supervision, file auditing, performance management etc.
  7. Participate in professional development activities within the CYS framework and maintain necessary knowledge and skills required to fulfil the responsibilities of the position.
  8. Prepare recommendations, reports and proposals as necessary to meet CYS requirements.
  9. Maintain a safe working environment by adhering to WHS policies, procedures and guidelines and by working in a responsible manner to ensure the safety of oneself, other staff members, young people and visitors to CYS or other collocated areas from where the service is delivered.

Essential Qualifications

(Note: Applicants without appropriate qualifications/registration (or eligibility) will not be considered)

  • Degree in Nursing, Psychology (4+2 pathways or 5+1 pathway), Social Work or Occupational Therapy.
  • Current registration (full or provisional) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA), as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse, OR eligibility for AASW registration as an Accredited Social Worker.

Desirable

  • Postgraduate qualifications and/or previous experience working in the mental health sector.

Where you’ll be working:

This position is primarily based out of our offices on the North-West coast of Tasmania, with some travel occasionally required to client locations and other sites in the North-West region.

What's on offer:

Salary will be negotiated based on experience and skills, within the framework of the Health Professionals and Services Award 2010. The successful applicant will have access to excellent Salary Packaging benefits, professional development and training allowances, and flexible work arrangements. This position may be eligible for a relocation grant of up to $5000.

Contact:

For a confidential discussion regarding this position or for more information, please contact Keryn Geard, Programs Manager, on 0499 880 039.

Please find detailed selection criteria in the attachment below.

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