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Team Leader, Clinical - Ipswich / Toowoomba

Richmond Fellowship Queensland
  • Fixed Term, Full-Time
  • Position can be based in either Ipswich or Toowoomba

With significant growth, service innovation, outstanding clinical outcomes and business stability, this is an exciting time to join Queensland’s leading NGO mental health service provider.

A recent independent staff feedback evaluation shows RFQ staff enjoy a culture of success and provides a work environment that benchmarks above industry norms in the Health and Community Services sectors. A best scored attribute in the evaluation shows an organisation that provides a flexible work environment.

About the position

The Way Back is a non-clinical support service providing psychosocial support to people experiencing a suicidal crisis or who have attempted suicide. Support is provided for up to three months and targets those at the highest risk through referrals following hospital presentations or through specialist mental health services. The Team Leader is responsible for overall operational management of The Way Back Support Service program, as well as clinical and operational supervision of Support Coordinators. This position will involve substantial travel throughout the West Moreton/Darling Downs region.

Requirements include

  • A Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse with APRHA registration, or a Social Worker with eligibility for membership with the AASW
  • Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team
  • Understanding of the key mental health issues and social wellbeing needs of people who attempt suicide or experience suicidal crisis
  • A strong sense of professional boundaries and integrity
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a registered roadworthy and insured vehicle (minimum third-party property)
  • Undergo criminal history screening and obtain and maintain a positive notice and Yellow Card pursuant to the Disability Services Act 2006 (Qld)

The successful applicant will

  • Be compassionate, ethical and objective
  • Be resilient
  • Be organised and dedicated
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Be flexible, with the ability to respond to changing requirements and timelines
  • Have the ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment
  • Enthusiastically embrace the purpose and values of the company

About RFQ

Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ) is a well-respected not for profit organisation and leading provider of psychosocial mental health services, serving the Queensland community for 45 years.

Today, RFQ provides a diversity of evidence based psychosocial recovery and allied health services. From working in acute mental health wards and correctional facilities and supporting discharge and release pathways, to keeping people healthy in the community, RFQ’s vision captures the passion and conviction of our work:

A future recovered for people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage.

This statement of hope is also captured in RFQ’s logo, Recovered Futures. Our RFQ community inspires and reassures people in recovery that there is hope and a future.

Benefits of working with RFQ

  • Competitive remuneration $43.55 - $45.48 / hour plus penalty rates
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 / FBT year including entertainment benefits, novated leasing, mortgage review service and personal parking expenses
  • Comprehensive support infrastructure - mobile Client Information Management System, Employee Assistance Program (available for staff and their family) and learning & development opportunities


Please click apply now and submit your application (maximum two pages), addressing full list of selection criteria, skills and attributes outlined on the position description, together with your resume identifying two referees (including current report).

Further information about the role can be obtained by contacting Service Manager, Kate McGrath on 07 3363 2534.

RFQ is committed to diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from people with a lived experience, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

A position description is attached.

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