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Mobile Assessment & Treatment Team Clinician

  • 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) Clinician. Multiple roles are available and will be based at our headspace Adelaide Centre.

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.

Our Mobile Assessment & Treatment Team (MATT) clinicians offer a comprehensive assessment and intensive, extended hours, home treatment service to young people presenting with or at ultra-high risk of a first episode of psychosis who are new to the service or who are already engaged with the service and require intensive support in the community.

As a MATT clinician, you will be responsible for providing services within the Early Psychosis Program including:

  • Intake and triage
  • Mental health assessments
  • Comprehensive risk assessments
  • Case formulation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Provision of home based community treatment

headspace is seeking clinicians who possess demonstrated experience or knowledge of the issues for young people who present with first episode and/or ultra-high risk of psychosis coupled with clinical experience of the assessment and effective management of young people experiencing an acute psychosis.

Clinicians in more senior roles will be expected to work at an advanced level and have extensive leadership and clinical experience particularly in the area of acute inpatient and community based care of people struggling with psychosis.

We are seeking applicants from the following backgrounds; Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Accredited Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Occupational Therapists.

Registered Mental Health Nurses are strongly encouraged to apply.

Competitive salaries are available to the right applicants commensurate with experience, plus Super. Additionally, you will be offered a range of outstanding benefits including generous salary packaging options, TOIL, meal & entertainment allowances and mileage allowance, all of which will significantly boost your overall package!

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.

Full position descriptions are available at http://sonder.net.au/careers/.

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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