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Brief Intervention Therapist

Open Minds

The Ipswich Head to Health (HTH) Centre, funded by Darling Downs and West Morton PHN, offers inclusive, low-stigma access points for mental health services, providing assessment, triage, warm referrals, and immediate support. It caters to individuals at various levels of need, including those in crisis, fostering an innovative, agile, and flexible approach to service delivery.

We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Brief Interventions Therapist to join our team at Head to Health Ipswich in a full-time capacity. In this role, you will deliver competent, evidence-based mental health interventions tailored to meet the psychosocial needs and goals of our consumers. Utilising recovery, strength-based, trauma-informed, and motivational interviewing frameworks, you will play a crucial role in supporting individuals on their mental health journey.

Benefits to you

Besides shaping an innovative mental health service with dedicated staff and supportive leaders fostering a strong team culture, you'll enjoy competitive pay and a work environment that prioritises professional growth, skill-building, and staff well-being.

Additional benefits include:

  • Joining a newly formed positive, inclusive, values-focussed team.
  • Opportunity to salary package up to $15,900 of tax-free income.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Rewards program that offers discounts on hundreds of household brands.
  • Access to appropriate and supportive clinical supervision.
  • Competitive compensation to align with clinical skillset.

On a day to day basis you will:

  • Deliver a range of evidence-based therapies, including psychoeducation, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution focused Therapy (SFT).
  • Perform thorough risk assessments and champion the mental health needs of clients.
  • Tailor care to each client, integrating family support where relevant.
  • Guide and support student placements while actively participating in team dynamics.
  • Ensure meticulous record-keeping, contribute to quality improvement endeavours.

About you

Are you someone who can deliver brief therapeutic interventions, conduct comprehensive risk assessments, navigate cross-cultural settings effectively, and excel in stakeholder engagement and partnership? Do you possess strong organisational skills, excellent communication abilities, and thrive in diverse team environments? If so, you might be the ideal candidate we're looking for.

We’re also looking for:

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in health, counselling, behavioural/social sciences, community services, or a related discipline and/or extensive experience in the mental health sector that provides a sound understanding and knowledge of assessing and working with people at risk.
  • Knowledge and ability to develop and deliver group-based skills training activities to assist clients’ psychosocial functioning (e.g. life skills, anger management, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the mental health system, government policies, legislation, and professional standards.
  • A commitment to foster and build inclusive cultures that promote human rights and diversity.

If this sounds like you this is what you will need to get started

  • Current Driver Licence.
  • Current Working with Children Check (Blue Card) or ability to hold one.
  • Undergo a current and satisfactory Police Check. 

Join us in making a difference in the lives of those we serve. Apply today to be a part of our committed and dynamic team at Head to Health.

About Open Minds Integrated Mental Health Services

At Open Minds our values of Integrity, Curiosity, Together, People Centered and Respect are the foundation of our organisational culture. They shape everything we do from the care we provide to the collaborative environment we foster.

We have been a leading provider of mental health services to local communities for over 111 years, operating sites across NSW and QLD. Our services include:

  • Headspace centres (for individuals aged 12-25)
  • Head to Health centres and satellite sites (for adults)
  • Universal aftercare services
  • Psychosocial support programs
  • Clinical care and coordination

We are dedicated to collaborating with our health partners, stakeholders, local communities, and families to consistently deliver safe, high-quality, recovery-oriented care.

For queries visit or contact Samantha Bicker on [email protected] or [email protected].

To become a great addition to our growing team click "Apply Now" and submit your resume outlining your qualifications and experience.

The Head to Health Hub Ipswich and Kingaroy is funded through the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.

Diversity is Strength. We encourage people from diverse ages, gender, identity, cultural backgrounds and experience including First nations peoples, Cultural and linguistically diverse, LGBTQIA+, lived/peer, mental health experience, to apply for this position.

Open Minds acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we all work, live and play on. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples. We reflect upon the millions of footprints that are embedded into the earth from our Ancestors, the pathways that were forged, the meaning they leave behind and the continuation of the traditions through the next generations.

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