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Mental Health Clinician

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.

The opportunity

Applications are open for full-time Mental Health Clinicians at the newly established Head to Health service in Ipswich. Join a fresh, professional team, with the opportunity to deliver competent mental health interventions as part of a multidisciplinary approach.

As a Mental Health Clinician, you'll collaborate with the Senior Clinician and Clinical Lead, providing individualised, evidence-based interventions for short to medium-term support. You'll contribute to team meetings, build relationships with external stakeholders, and work within the community to deliver holistic recovery orientated care.

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:

  • Conduct clinical assessments and develop case formulations and treatment plans for clients with moderate to severe mental health difficulties
  • Deliver individualised, evidence-based interventions with clients
  • Perform risk assessments and develop practical risk management plans
  • Provide client-centred care, incorporating family-inclusive practices within a multidisciplinary team
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with external stakeholders, ensuring compliance with confidentiality and ethical standards

About you

Are you a professional, innovative, and caring clinician who thrives as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and enjoys working with a wide range of external stakeholders involved in providing health, mental health, and psychosocial services?

We’re also looking for:

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, occupational therapy, or other clinical disciplines related to mental health.
  • Registration with the appropriate professional body such as AHPRA or AASW.
  • Expertise in assessing, diagnosing, and providing evidence-based treatments for mental health disorders.
  • Extensive experience fostering mental health and well-being, delivering inclusive therapeutic services with a recovery and strengths-based focus.
  • Competency or the ability to develop competency in conducting risk assessments, crisis intervention planning, and implementing effective risk management strategies for consumers.
  • 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. 
  • We require all our team to be fully up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccinations.

About Open Minds Integrated Mental Health Services

At Open Minds our values of Integrity, Curiosity, Together, People Centred 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] and [email protected] using the subject line: Mental Health Clinician enquiry via EthicalJobs with any enquiries.

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, LBTIQ+, 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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