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Outreach Clinician - Katanning

Youth Focus
  • Part-time 4 days per week
  • Fixed – term to June 2022 with the possibility for an extension
  • Primary location in Katanning with regular travel to Gnowangerup and Tambellup
  • Opportunity for DIDO candidates with a car included as part of the remuneration package
  • Accommodation available during the working days for non- local residents
  • Available for an immediate start 

Youth Focus is a for-purpose organisation with a mission to optimise life opportunities for young people experiencing challenges in mental health.  The Youth Focus vision is that all young people are able to be healthy, engage in society and enjoy their own well-being and self-determination. 

This part-time vacancy is a great opportunity for a dedicated clinician to make a meaningful impact to the lives of young people in Katanning, Gnowangerup and Tambellup area.  This is an autonomous role reporting directly to the Service Manager Outreach.

Responsibilities of the role include but not limited to:

  • Contributing to the development of a high quality, intervention and intake response to young people within Katanning, Gnowangerup and Tambellup area. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues, young people, their families and community services, to engage, assess and coordinate care for local young people.
  • Providing high quality, culturally secure and safe therapeutic interventions and assist supporting young people to culturally appropriate programs and community agencies.
  • Facilitating support for clients with co-morbid mental and AOD issues providing treatment and support services to people and/or their families to reduce the impact on individuals, families and communities.
  • Participating in cultural and community awareness raising and education activities that promote early help seeking and intervention for mental health and substance use among young people in the area.
  • Engaging with schools, local agencies, GPs, councils and tertiary health services in order to establish a local support network for young people.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Counselling or equivalent.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience of working in a tier 2/3 youth mental health environment.
  • Experience working with people from all works of life including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and individuals from a culturally & linguistic diverse (CALD) communities and the awareness of cultural protocols when consulting with these communities.
  • Experience working in community based early intervention and harm reduction services in areas with high rates of harmful alcohol and other drug use.
  • Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport and establish positive and constructive relationships with potential partners, community members and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate sessions, activities and group work, within challenging environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and build rapport with complex young people working from an individualised person centred approach.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to be part of a growing organisation having achieved a 30% increase in staff numbers over the last two financial years;
  • Competitive salary with the ability to salary sacrifice up to $15,900 per annum tax-free on a range of benefits, as well as an additional $2,650 per annum tax-free in meal entertainment and entertainment facility leasing expenses;
  • Youth friendly environment, that values and encourages teamwork and innovation;
  • Flexible working arrangements, supportive of individual needs;
  • Above award annual and long service leave (on a pro-rata and continuous service basis);
  • An additional weeks of leave after three and half years of service, and a further week pro-rated after ten years of service;
  • Five weeks of long service leave after five years of service, and a further seven weeks after seven years;
  • Thirteen weeks paid parental leave after twelve months of continuous service plus four weeks paid partner leave;
  • At the start of the third year of service, and additional one precent superannuation employer contribution which increases by one percent for every year of service, up to a maximum of three percent;

For more information, contact Faith on 08 6266 4333.

Please note:

  • Appointment to the role is subject to the successful candidate providing a clear a National Police Check certificate, Working with Children Check card and a valid Driver’s Licence.
  • Shortlisting will commence immediately and the position may close prior to the date mentioned above if we have found a suitable candidate.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received for our advertised positions, only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted. To those applicants not short-listed, we extend our appreciation for considering Youth Focus as a potential employer.

Youth Focus is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of mental health services. Youth Focus welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation, ability and gender identity.

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