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Clinical Educator - headspace Batemans Bay

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

headspace Batemans Bay provides early intervention mental health services to young people between ages 12-25 years old, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing through provision of effective, evidence-based interventions. At the earliest possible point when the problem emerges, services are provided across four core streams: primary health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and social/vocational support.

Relationships Australia Canberra & Region is the lead agency for headspace Batemans Bay and is supported by a Consortium. Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

The Clinical Educator will be responsible with supporting student and graduate placements at the headspace Centre and developing and maintaining relationships with relevant universities. There will be an expectation for the Clinical Educator to provide clinical intervention services to young people presenting at the centre.

Your new role

In consultation with the Manager and Clinical lead, headspace Wagga Wagga, the Clinical Educator will:

  • Coordinate student placements for the centre and maintain relationships with relevant universities
  • Support the onboarding and induction of students
  • Engage in other stakeholder engagement activities that assist in successful delivery of student placements at the service
  • Where appropriate, provide task supervision, mentorship, and support to students and graduates

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Approved degree and registration in Social Work, Psychology or Occupational Therapy
  • A minimum 3 years’ clinical experience in a mental health setting post qualification and be eligible to provide clinical supervision
  • Knowledge, experience, and demonstrated passion for, and interest in, the health and welfare issues affecting young people and improving health outcomes
  • Awareness and knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks informing the mental health of young people

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found below.

This is a part- time (15 hours a week), fixed-term position to 30 June 2023, with the possibility of extension, based in Batemans Bay, NSW.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation in a position where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in the role, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the “Apply Now” button.

Position description with selection criteria is available as an attachment below.

For further information about the position or application process, contact Paul Spooner, Manager - headspace Batemans Bay on 0428 036 021, or the HR Team via hr@racr.org.au using the subject line: Clinical Educator - headspace Batemans Bay enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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