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Clinical Director - headspace Early Psychosis - Hobart / Launceston

  • Exciting opportunity to be part of our NEW headspace Early Psychosis service in Tasmania!
  • Part-time (0.5 FTE) ongoing position. Flexibility to work from Hobart or Launceston
  • Attractive Salary + Super + generous Salary Packaging benefits of up to $18,550

About the program

EACH is thrilled to announce the launch of our headspace Early Psychosis (hEP) service in Tasmania! This groundbreaking program aims to revolutionise mental health care by providing early detection and intervention for young individuals (aged 12-25) who are at risk of, or experiencing, a first episode of psychosis.

Join us as we embark on this journey. Together we will transform the landscape of mental health care in Tasmania, ensuring that young people receive the support they need to thrive.

About the role

As the Clinical Director – headspace Early Psychosis, you'll play a pivotal role in overseeing clinical responsibilities and ensuring seamless access to services, working in partnership with the Manager – headspace Early Psychosis to deliver high-quality mental health care.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing clinical leadership to deliver exceptional mental health services to young people within the headspace Early Psychosis framework
  • Overseeing professional governance for medical staff within the service
  • Collaborating with managers to plan and implement coordinated clinical services
  • Maintaining relationships with Tasmania Health to ensure access pathways to emergency departments and inpatient beds
  • Supporting the EPPIC model of care with high fidelity

To view a copy of the full Position Description, click here.


To excel in this role, you will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and attributes:

  • Qualifications as a medical practitioner registered with AHPRA, coupled with fellowship status in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Experience or qualifications in management and administration (desirable)
  • A thorough understanding of the Tasmanian mental health sector and relevant legislation
  • Extensive experience in clinical psychiatry, with a track record of developing and implementing innovative programs for individuals experiencing mental illness
  • Demonstrated expertise in medical management, strategic planning, and accreditation
  • Effective communication and leadership skills to educate, lead and inspire multi-disciplinary teams

What’s in it for you?

At EACH you'll be supported to be your best.

We provide:

  • Flexible work arrangements to support a positive work-life balance
  • Competitive remuneration and conditions including generous leave options
  • Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging of up to $15,900 free income tax per year
  • $2,650 additional tax-free money towards meals and entertainment
  • A variety of opportunities for career progression and professional development via formal and informal training, our leadership pipeline and discipline-specific learning
  • Support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • 4 weeks paid annual leave, sick/carers leave, family & domestic violence leave, public holiday substitution policy, and more…

About headspace

The headspace program offers an “open door”, easily accessible, early intervention service for young people wishing to obtain support for mental health or substance use issues. The headspace Early Psychosis program is a specialist service which focuses on providing comprehensive services to support young people who are at risk of developing a psychotic illness, or those who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.

Next steps

This is an exciting opportunity to join EACH through its next phase of change and growth. Upon application, please upload your resume and a brief cover letter addressing your suitability for the role.

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Dean McCaughan, Program Stream Manager - Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Services on 0403 940 134, or via email at [email protected] or Dr Sean Jesperson, Head of Psychiatry at [email protected] using the subject line: Clinical Director - headspace Early Psychosis - Hobart / Launceston enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews may take place during the advertising period - so don't miss out and apply today!

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