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headspace Connect Senior Clinician

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
  • Make a difference to young people by joining an innovative national not-for-profit
  • Part time, 0.6FTE (Hybrid role - WFH and in Melbourne CBD office)
  • Monday-Friday. Shifts available - 11.30am - 7.30pm and/or 9am - 5pm

What is headspace National

headspace is the leading youth mental health organisation in Australia. Recognised nationally, headspace helps thousands of young people, and their family and friends, access vital support through our headspace services in over 149 communities across Australia. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au.

What is headspace Connect

headspace Connect was developed under the Wait Time Reduction program to provide free online telephone/video support and counselling services to young people aged 16 - 25, as an alternative to young people waiting on the centre waitlist and it is part of the Digital Mental Health Programs (DMHP) suite of services offered through headspace national

The headspace Connect Clinician provides brief evidence-based intervention for up to 10 weeks for young people referred from our partnering headspace centres and offers an alternative service for young people seeking mental health care

About the role

The Senior Clinician in this service will provide therapeutic mental health support as an alternative option for young people requesting 1:1 therapeutic support from the participating centres as well as provide line management support to Clinicians working in this team.

Key deliverables of this role will be:

  • Supervise a multi-disciplinary team
  • Clinical supervision, following the principle of continuous improvement in practice.
  • Provide clinical and operational guidance and instruction
  • Undertake assessments with young people and provide a collaborative, inclusive, evidence informed and person-centred intervention via telephone, video, e-mail and online.
  • Be responsible for leading clinical decision making in accordance with clinical and escalation procedures.

Who we're looking for

headspace is seeking:

  • Approved tertiary qualification in an allied health discipline, including Social Work, Psychology (clinical, counselling, and 4+2 or 5+1 pathway), Mental Health Nursing, and Occupational Therapy with 5 years post qualification experience, or a Masters in Counselling (minimum Level 4, ACA).
  • Eligibility for membership of an appropriate professional body. Social workers are required to be eligible for full membership with the AASW. Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, and Occupational Therapists are required to have full registration with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in the capacity to lead a team in the delivery of quality therapeutic practice.
  • Advanced skills in assessment, planned therapeutic intervention and safety planning in order that the support for young people experiencing mental distress is commensurate with evidence informed, best practice principles.
  • Advanced knowledge of youth mental health practice and principles including a thorough and holistic understanding of the complex factors contributing to mental distress in young people.
  • Advanced analytical, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively problem solve and negotiate, applying this to line management and advocating for positive and sustainable outcomes for young people accessing the service.
  • Advanced knowledge, understanding and commitment to leading reflective practice and professional development activities (including seeking consultation and support from the Senior Clinical Advisor and leadership team, where appropriate).
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and policies to support vulnerable young people at risk of serious harm.
  • A thorough commitment to participating in activities supporting ongoing research and evaluation of the service and organisation.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a productive team member in a time pressured role whilst managing multiple tasks.
  • Strong alignment with the values of the organisation

What's on offer

  • A workplace where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work
  • Excellent salary packaging up to the maximum amount ($15,900) - For more information on salary packaging, please refer to: www.smartsalary.com.au.
  • Monday - Friday Shifts available - 11.30am - 7.30pm and/or 9am - 5pm
  • Salary range of $90,000 - $97,500 rata, dependant on years of experience and qualifications
  • Hybrid work environment where you can work from home and in the Melbourne CBD office
  • Professional development opportunities
  • First-rate CBD location with great on-site facilities
  • A focus on wellbeing
  • A commitment to diversity

How to Apply

  • Click on 'Apply Now' to view the position description, and to complete your application.
  • Your application must include a resume and cover letter telling us why you are the best candidate for the role considering the Key Responsibilities found in the position description.
  • For more information contact Robert Gardiner, [email protected] using the subject line: headspace Connect Senior Clinician enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To be eligible for this position you must

  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent, and/or pass all of the WWCC(s) required for this role (please note that for some roles, headspace requires WWCCs for other State/Territories in addition to your Home State)
  • Satisfactorily undergo a headspace Police Check

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.

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