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Clinical Advisor - VIC

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Full time online clinical position with opportunity to work remotely
  • Competitive salary ($75,000- $85,000) including generous salary packaging benefits
    This role will work remotely from home, all applications will be accepted within the state. You must have confidential home office space and reliable internet connection.

About 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. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

Tell me about the role…

The Clinical Advisor works within two innovative online services, the headspace Work and Study Service and the headspace Career Mentoring Service. These programs support young people via an online environment to reach their employment and education goals, with integrated clinical support.

The Clinical Advisor works in a small clinical team (with approximately five other clinicians) that is integrated into a larger team of non-clinical staff. Clinical advisors provide direct therapeutic interventions to a number of young people, as well as supporting non-clinical staff with consultations, clinical decision making and managing risk. This role also includes supporting staff with ongoing learning and reflection of practice through psychoeducation and training in supporting young people with complex needs.

Who we’re looking for?

We are seeking a mental health professional with qualifications and experience in assessment and treatment of mental health and other related issues for young people. The successful applicant will have completed their tertiary qualifications in an Allied Health discipline – either Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing or Psychology (OTs, Mental Health Nurses and Psychologists need to be fully registered with AHPRA). You will have demonstrated knowledge and clinical skills in the provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments, crisis intervention, psychoeducation and short-medium term treatment.

The finer details…

Staff may be required to work shifts across 7.30am-7.30pm to ensure effective clinical support during hours of service operation.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered as a full time position until 30 June 2021, in line with our funding term.

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.

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

Applications Close: Please note applications have been extended from Wednesday 21 October 2020 5:00pm and will now close on Wednesday 4 November 2020 5:00pm.

Application Process: To apply for the role of Vocational Services Clinical Advisor, please click on the 'Apply now' button.

Once you are on the appropriate advertisement, there are application instructions and the position description. To apply for the role of Vocational Services Clinical Advisor please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the following three (3) Key Selection Questions.

Please limit your response to no more than 300 words per question.

Key Selection Questions:

  1. What do you believe are the key benefits of engaging young people in work and /or study whilst they are receiving mental health support?
  2. Please outline your experience working in a service delivery environment with clinical guidelines and governance.
  3. Please provide an overview of the mental health interventions you have provided to young people and how you would use these effectively in an online or phone environment.

For more information contact: Karen Fletcher, National Vocational Clinical Manager Vocational Programs on fletcherk@headspace.org.au, using the subject line: Clinical Advisor, Vocational Services - VIC enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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