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Clinical Coordinator - headspace Sale

Relationships Australia Victoria

  • Key role delivering best practice client services and outcomes in a leading community sector organisation
  • Position location in Sale, Gippsland
  • Part time, 3 days per week.
  • Degree level qualifications in allied health, behavioural/social sciences, youth work, mental health nursing, or a related discipline.

About headspace and RAV:

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers core areas including mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is the lead agency for headspace Bairnsdale and Wonthaggi, including the newly funded headspace Sale Satellite service, which is governed by a consortium of local community organisations who provide expertise, support and advice to RAV. RAV is a valued provider of specialist family and relationship services. Our vision is for positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians. Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to provide high quality, accessible and effective services for people with complex relationship issues. Our services and programs, which are provided from 15 centres across Victoria, include counselling, family dispute resolution, relationship education, family violence services, mental health services, senior relationship services and professional training. As a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations, our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

About the role

Reporting to the Centre Manager, headspace Bairnsdale, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, including general practitioners, allied health clinicians, community engagement workers and support staff. The position also works closely with local community and partner youth and health services to provide holistic and integrated care.

Your responsibilities include providing day to day site coordination for the headspace Sale team and supporting the headspace Bairnsdale Leadership Team. The Clinical Coordinator will effectively engage with, coordinate care, and provide clinical interventions for young people aged 12-25 years who request service from headspace Sale.

In response to COVID-19, service provision maybe initially be completed via. video appointments and teleconferencing.

This position will be based in Sale, Gippsland on a fixed-term contract until June 2021. The successful candidate will be working part-time (3 days per week). The opening hours for headspace Sale will be Tuesday 12noon to 8pm. Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 6pm.

Qualifications and Registrations:

  • Degree level qualifications in allied health, behavioural/social sciences, youth work, mental health nursing, or a related discipline.
  • It would be preferred if you had current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or current full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).


  • Experience in providing ‘day to day’ operational support to clinical and administration staff to guide and optimise their work and productivity levels.
  • The ability and experience in undertake intake and screening activities to determine client needs, and to assist clients to access appropriate services.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in the youth and/or mental health sector which include working within a multidisciplinary team environment and providing effective complex care coordination (including clinical intake, assessment, treatment and service integration).
  • Advanced level of clinical and interpersonal skills (and demonstrated experience) in a range of mental health and/or community health service settings, which includes managing young people at risk of suicide and/or family violence/other abuse.

What we offer

A competitive sector remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate with a base salary range of $89,271 to $93,073 (pro-rata) per annum, superannuation and access to PBI tax-free salary packaging. RAV is an ‘employer of choice’ in the community sector who provides best practice professional development, training and supervision and work and life balance conditions and benefits. 

A position description is attached.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit RAV’s Career’s Candidate Portal. If you have issues accessing the portal, please email us at careers@rav.org.au, using the subject line: Clinical Coordinator - headspace Sale application via EthicalJobs. 

For specific queries about this position contact Jo Huggins, Senior Manager Gippsland by phoning 0448 558 708.

Applications close on 5 June 2020.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We require all staff to have a satisfactory National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.

All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Gippsland Primary Health Network.

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