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Enhanced Access to Mental Health Clinician - In Schools


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The position of Enhanced Access to Mental Health in Schools Clinician is part of a multidisciplinary approach to mental health care for young people. The incumbent is responsible for providing clinical triage, intake, advice, support, advocacy, assessment and brief intervention services in order to enhance the physical and mental health outcomes of young people with mental health conditions living in the community.

Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager the Mental Health Clinician will:

  • With regular supervision, provide clinical psychological assessment, formulation and individual intervention for a variety of mental health issues to young persons referred to headspace.
  • With regular supervision, provide clinical psychological assessment, formulation and individual intervention for a variety of mental health issues to young persons referred to headspace.
  • Participate in regular clinical case review meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate, consistent and coordinated service pathways and service delivery response for young people and their families/carers.
  • Effectively communicate with all key stakeholders, providing appropriate coordination, liaison and referral as appropriate for those students

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (such as psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing) and full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AASW.
  • Able to demonstrate competence in provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments; risk assessment and crisis intervention/safety planning; evidence based individual and group interventions to young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and plan for a young person’s recovery and support needs, employing a shared-decision making approach.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary package $68,000 - $84,234 pro rata commensurate with skills and experience + 10.5% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle and access to policies and tools that support this
  • Provider and further develop your leadership and skills with Orygen and be part of leading the revolution in youth mental health.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

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Position Description

This is a part time (0.4 FTE) 2-year contract.

Applications will close on the advertised date, unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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