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Enhanced Care Clinician


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The Enhanced Care Clinician will provide brief episodic support to young people struggling to engage with the health care system. You will work within the local headspace clinical team and across the region interfacing with other Enhanced Care Clinicians to provide seamless service transitions.

Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager you will:

  • Work with the Clinical Services Manager to engage in and deliver shared care with the Access team, medical, collocated and contracted staff to support the provision of youth-friendly early intervention services at headspace for young people with moderate and complex mental health disorders.
  • Provide a range of brief episodic therapeutic interventions and care coordination as needed including assessment and short-term outreach support in accordance with best practice and clinical guidelines.
  • Promote positive working relationships between the Access Team and other staff and contracted professionals at headspace.
  • Undertake intake, assessment and referrals processes for more complex and ‘higher risk’ young people and assist others in the team to do so.
  • Promote and monitor activities supporting research projects conducted at the centre.

Our headspace sites operate after 5pm multiple times a week, availability to work across rotating out of hours shifts required.

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. (Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing) and must have full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AASW.
  • Previous professional experience in the planning and provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments, crisis intervention, psychoeducation and short-term treatment interventions to young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use, and/or other social difficulties, including current evidence-based approaches.
  • Highly developed service system knowledge, relevant legislation, government policy and strategic directions in relation to mental health and alcohol and other substances particularly as it relates to young people.
  • Proven skills in decision-making, problem-solving and risk management, and demonstrated capacity to problem-solve effectively and work creatively with young people, particularly within an early intervention framework.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary between $83,769 - $93,176 pro rata commensurate with skills and experience + 11% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900 + $2,600 meals and entertainment card.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave; access to EAP; generous Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the success of a purpose driven organisation.

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.

For more information and to review the position description, please click here. 

This is an ongoing part time (0.6 FTE) position.

Orygen is committed to providing diverse, equitable and inclusive environments for Staff and anyone connected to Orygen. We strive to continue building 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, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD communities. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

Orygen is a child-safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and well-being of all young people and embedding safeguarding practices into all our programs and services.

All employment appointments are subject to holding a valid working with children check, successful police check and having at least three COVID-19 vaccinations.

*Please note that Werribee headspace will move to Werribee Victoria University campus at the end of April (Hoppers Lane)

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