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InterLink Mental Health Clinician - Flexible Location

Intersex Human Rights Australia
  • Period: 1st July 2023 - 30th June 2025 (Possible extension subject to funding)
  • Location: Location is flexible within Australia with access to reliable computer and internet services
  • Checks: National police check, Queensland Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • Hours and Salary: 0.6 FTE (22.8 hours per week / 6 day fortnight), EA Level 3.2-3.6 (2018 EA), $50,047.81-$57,008.96 pro-rata, 11% Superannuation

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) is a national not-for-profit company by and for people with innate variations of sex characteristics. We were formerly known as OII Australia. We promote human rights, health and bodily autonomy. Our goals are to help create a society where intersex people are not stigmatised, and where our rights are recognised.

The InterLink Mental Health Clinician is a key position delivering the InterLink intersex psychosocial support program being piloted by IHRA in collaboration with the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC).

InterLink is a national peer-led and community-based mental health and wellbeing service providing one on one counselling and brief, group-based therapeutic interventions to people with intersex variations of all ages (children, young people and adults) and parents and carers of children with intersex variations. InterLink produces intersex-specific health and wellbeing resources and provides basic community care coordination, helping people get linked in with appropriate allied health and community-based services, advocacy and peer support groups.

The InterLink Mental Health Clinician will use their expertise in delivery of one-on-one counselling and the co-delivery therapeutic group work within a co-design process with the Intersex Peer Workers. They will also work alongside the InterLink Manager (Deputy Executive Director (IHRA) to produce resources and establish integrated and affirmative care referral pathways throughout healthcare and community sectors through forming and maintain working relationships with InterLink Intersex Peer Workers, QCGP+ clinical services, intersex-led organisations, support groups, allied services and key agencies.

Reflecting the partnership arrangement between QC and IHRA for the delivery of these services, the InterLink Mental Health Clinician will be employed by IHRA and seconded within QC’s Mental Health Team.


This part time, 0.6FTE position requires a demonstrated track record of direct support provision in a diverse and multidisciplinary organisation and the ability to be an affirming and recovery oriented mental health clinician within the mental health team, providing individual and group-based counselling supports and family therapy to our diverse community members.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Minimum of 2 years' experience in mental health and/or counselling, including assessment of risk and working with complex needs.
  2. Experience and skills in the delivery of individual counselling with child, adolescent and adult clients, family therapy, and group-based therapeutic interventions face-to-face and/or in a telehealth or phone-based format.
  3. Demonstrated responsiveness to the issues and experiences of intersex community members (including children and parents), in addition to the experiences of LGBTQ+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy communities, in accessing culturally sensitive and appropriate mental health services.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of delivery of mental services and client care using a holistic, trauma informed, patient centred, and recovery-oriented approach.
  5. Demonstrated ability to ensure the highest quality client care, including the ability to establish rapport with clients and use of excellent communication skills, in particular the capacity to communicate complex information within a model of empowerment and personal development to assist clients make informed decisions.
  6. Experience developing sector-specific healthcare and wellbeing educational resources.
  7. Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and the capacity to build and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholder including paid and unpaid staff, community partners, hospitals, service providers and other stakeholders.
  8. Demonstrated ability to maintain high standards in keeping with community accepted standards of care, with the ability to maintain up to date knowledge, standards and practices in intersex and LGBTQ+ Sistergirl & Brotherboy health.
  9. Ability to work remotely and seek supervision effectively.
  10. Computing skills including competency in web-based systems, Mac and PC based applications and remote working systems, with demonstrated knowledge of clinical systems.
  11. Ability to complete a successful National Police Check and QLD working with children Blue Card.

Essential Role Registrations

  • Minimum qualifications as a: Registered Psychologist (full), Mental Health Occupational Therapist; Accredited Mental Health Social Worker; and/or a Fully Qualified and Registered Counsellor.
  • Current registration with relevant peak professional body e.g. AASW, ACA, APS, OTA, PACFA.

Working from Home

This position is home-based from any location within Australia with access to reliable computer and internet services, using the applicant’s own computer. Applications are encouraged from people living in all states and territories. Some office-based hours may be available for successful Brisbane-based applicants.


  • Work from home, anywhere in Australia.
  • Generous Not For Profit Salary Packaging available.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Inclusive, supportive, friendly and positive team culture.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program.
  • Working within a rich learning environment in the growing field of intersex mental health and wellbeing.


Contribution to IHRA Values and Culture

Intersex Human Rights Australia Ltd is an independent support, education and policy development organisation, by and for people with intersex variations or traits. Our work focuses on human rights, bodily autonomy and self-determination, and on evidence-based, patient-directed healthcare.

IHRA values are:

Expertise - We recognise that intersex people are the experts on intersex health and human rights. “Nothing about us, without us.”

Passion - We work passionately with a commitment to the pursuit of human rights and improved health outcomes for intersex people and their families.

Teamwork - We work respectfully and in collaboration with other communities, including the LGBT, people with disabilities, multicultural, and medical communities.

Professionalism - We work with professionalism and excellence in all that we do.

Accountability - We work in an open and transparent way, as an organisation and as individuals representing the organisation. We are accountable to our members and operate with good governance.

Contribution to QC values and culture

OC’s work is always informed by the evidence, and at the centre of what we do are the voices of community.

We also utilise the Rainbow Tick Principles and Practice Standards to guide our work, and use this Framework to facilitate genuine Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy inclusion and continuous innovation and quality improvement amongst staff and other parts of the organisation. Demonstrating inclusion and meeting the Practice Standards in our own work is a key deliverable for all staff positions, along with adherence to the Human Services Quality Framework standards.

The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health is also committed to walking alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build stronger relationships, cultural autonomy, understanding and recognition of the history, cultures and diversity that make up Australian First Nations peoples.

This position contributes to QC’s values and culture in the following ways:

This position ensures our work is informed by community voices and perspectives through the following actions: working with mental health participants utilising a strengths based, person centred, and recovery oriented framework, that centres the individual’s voice and ensures that self-determination and dignity is supported and upheld.

This position demonstrates commitment to walking alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the following actions: providing culturally appropriate mental health support and ensuring that connections are made with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, community groups, and key organisations.

This position supports genuine Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy inclusion and continuous innovation and quality improvement through the following actions: providing people with avenues to give feedback, choose the mental health professional that is right for them, and by seeking both individual feedback as well as providing opportunities to give deidentified feedback on both worker and program.

This position contributes to our values through:

Transparency: Members of the QC Mental Health team share a passionate commitment to integrity, authenticity and transparency through ethical and purposeful ways of working alongside LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy community members experiencing mental health issues.

Innovation: Members of the QC Mental Health team facilitate change through innovation and leadership, always questioning and testing the way we work. We are committed to continuing professional development and contributing to the broader mental health sector in order to support facilitating change so that LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy people can access inclusive mental health services both within QC and beyond.

Respect: Members of the QC Mental Health team value our communities and people’s individuality and self-determination by honouring them as experts in their own lives. We acknowledge our positions of power or privilege as clinicians and mental health workers, and create spaces to work on mental health that are trauma informed, strengths based, person centred, and recovery oriented.

Collaboration: Members of the QC Mental Health team practice with compassion to develop connections that enrich our work and our relationships with each other and the communities that we serve and the broader mental health sector. We work collaboratively with services users, LGBTIQ services, other mental health services and institutions, and government agencies in order to facilitate a more responsive and inclusive mental health sector throughout Queensland.


For further information about the position, email Bonnie Hart, InterLink Manager at [email protected] using the subject line: InterLink Mental Health Clinician - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To be considered for this position, evidence of qualification or relevant experience; National Police Check of six months currency; and current or demonstrated ability to obtain Queensland working with children Blue Card are required.

A position description is attached.

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