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Senior Clinical Advisor

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
  • Make a difference to young people by joining an innovative and well recognised national not-for-profit
  • Maximum term contract, based in Melbourne CBD
  • Collaborative and bright team committed to youth health and wellbeing

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.

Tell me about the role…

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced mental health professional to join our clinical practice team. This role will be tasked with providing clinical guidance across headspace National and the national headspace centre network.

This will be achieved through activities including; evidence reviews, co-design of service activities with centres to adapt evidence into practice, resource development in evidence translation, stakeholder engagement, technical advice and consultation, implementation support, and support of monitoring and quality improvement initiatives.

These activities seek to ensure headspace centres deliver consistent, high quality, evidence-informed services, in order to improve outcomes for young people and their families and friends.

Key deliverables of this role will be:

  • Ensure that all headspace services are evidence-based, underpinned by robust quality and safety principles
  • Provide a clinical lens to the development and refinement of headspace clinical programs, including actively contributing to strategic communications, national strategies, national policies and clinical resources.

What we're looking for

headspace is seeking Tertiary qualifications in a relevant health discipline:

  • Minimum of 5 year's experience in the application of clinical practice, specifically in supporting young people experiencing mental ill health and their families and friends.
  • Experience in implementing clinical programs into service delivery
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating clinical programs
  • Experience in leading projects that relate to practice development or continuous quality improvement initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to maintain productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders including key government, non-government and community partners.
  • 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 under The headspace Way

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 and will 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/.

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: The position description for this position can be viewed by clicking on the "Apply Now" button below. To apply for this position, complete the application steps which include uploading your CV/resume and a one-page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in 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, apply now!

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.

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