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Mobile Assessment & Treatment Team Clinical Lead

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  • FTE Negotiable
  • Position available to be located at headspace Adelaide – Wakefield St, Adelaide

Thank you for your interest in applying for the position of Mobile Assessment & Treatment Team (MATT) Clinical Lead.

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

headspace Adelaide delivers the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program which supports young people deemed to be at high risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and focuses on the provision of early intervention services, utilising evidence-based practice with the vision of improving the quality of life of young people.

The position of Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team (MATT) Clinical Lead is a key management position within headspace Adelaide. The MATT Team Leader is responsible for providing Team Leadership and line management for staff within the team. The MATT Clinical Lead will ensure that services provided maintain fidelity to the Early Psychosis Prevention and Centre (EPPIC) model of care and other relevant guidelines and are delivered in accordance with the headspace philosophy.

The headspace Early Psychosis Program will ensure provision of early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people aged 12 – 25 years who are at risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis as based on the EPPIC model of care.

The overall aims of clinical care within the headspace Early Psychosis Program service are:

  • To detect early those young people who are experiencing, or at risk of, a first episode of psychosis.
  • To reduce the duration of untreated psychosis in order to minimise the impact of a first episode of psychosis on the normal developmental trajectory of the young person.
  • Intervene early and effectively with young people at risk of a first episode of psychosis to prevent the onset of psychotic illness.
  • To provide a responsive and seamless access to service for young people and their family/significant others with early psychosis and first episode psychosis.
  • Enable both symptomatic and functional recovery from a first episode of psychosis.

The MATT Clinical Lead will work collaboratively with key agencies in the community that are engaged in the treatment of young people assessed to be at high risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis. In addition, the MATT Clinical Lead will ensure that program resources including staff are managed effectively and efficiently. The MATT Clinical Lead will hold responsibility for the operational management, administrative management and systems maintenance of the MATT team

About Sonder, Lead Agency for headspace (effective as of 01/07/19)

What is the role of a lead agency?

Each local headspace Centre is led by a lead agency on behalf of a local partnership of organisations responsible for the delivery of mental health, drug & alcohol and primary care services as well as community-based providers of vocational assistance and training.

Lead Agencies are locally based and run services that are able to share the vision of a headspace Centre and ensure this is appropriately meeting the needs of the local community.

You will find within the information package on our website:

  • An overview of Sonder, Lead Agency for headspace Adelaide
  • Position description and role requirements

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