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headspaceConnect - Senior Clinician

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
  • Make a difference to young people by joining an innovative and well recognised national not-for-profit
  • Part time/shift work opportunity, based in Melbourne CBD
  • 0.8 FTE Mon-Fri. Shifts available 11.30am – 7.30pm and/or 9am – 5pm

What is headspace?

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au.

headspaceConnect is an innovative new service operating as part of Headspace Digital Mental Health Programs. The therapeutic intervention is delivered via Phone/Video and online, utilising a collaborative care plan approach alongside the use of digital interactive resources.

Tell me 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 the eheadspace Clinical and escalation procedures

What 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
  • 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

The finer details…

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians, in a highly engaged workplace culture. The salary for this role is competitive $84 500 - $93 000 base and will be commensurate with skills and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging opportunities up to the maximum amount. For more information on salary packaging, please refer to: https://www.smartsalary.com.au/.

This position is available until 30 June 2021, in line with current funding.

The headspace Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in July 2019 and was developed through a co-design process with staff across the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.

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.

Application Process: To apply for the role of headspace Connect – Senior Clinician, please click on the 'Apply now' button below.

Once you are on the appropriate advertisement, there are links to the Position Description (key selection criteria) and application instructions to upload your CV and a one page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria which can be viewed on the Position Description.

We are keen to fill this role with the right person as soon as we can and therefore might start looking at applications sooner rather than later, so if this role sounds like you, be sure to apply by submitting your CV as soon as possible.

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to live and work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) and a Police Check are required for this position.

For more information contact:

Name: Nicola Cornthwaite
Phone: 0407 556 807

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