headspace - Youth Access Clinician

Job No: FLO1263
Location: Bankstown

  • Exciting opportunity to work with youth access and vocational teams at headspace Bankstown
  • Work with a dynamic and innovative recovery-focused youth organisation
  • Ongoing professional support provided with extensive clinical supervision and professional development opportunities

headspace Bankstown is looking for an experienced Youth Access Clinician to join the team! The position available is full-time closed term working Monday-Friday until October 2023.

About the Opportunity

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation supporting young people aged 12-25 years with their mental & general health care needs. headspace provides young people with the opportunity to seek help early. headspace brings together local health services under the one roof making it easier for young people and their families to find the information they need.

In this rewarding role you will be responsible for the provision of clinical mental health services for the youth in Bankstown including:

  • Delivering quality, evidence-based recovery focused mental health services including assessments, individualised person-centered planning and coordination, therapeutic interventions and specialised career development services.
  • Identifying and implementing community based activities that will support the social and emotional well being of the young person on their recovery journey
  • Offering initial education and guidance on routine clinical matters
  • Providing support and information to family and significant others, by engaging in telephone and/or face-to-face contact with families of young people
  • Promoting family involvement in treatment planning through collaboration with the headspace Bankstown team

Flourish Australia is seeking to employ a proactive and motivated individual, who enjoys both teamwork and working autonomously. The successful candidate will have experience working within the Mental Health sector combined with relevant qualifications. You must also be currently registered, or be actively working towards registration (National or State) as a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or other allied health professional.

For more information on the Youth Access Clinician role, please read the Position Description.

About headspace and Flourish Australia

One in four young people have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months – a higher prevalence than all other age groups. headspace provides early intervention mental health services to young people who present with mental health issues, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. 

More information about headspace can be found at: www.headspace.org.au 

Flourish Australia has a long and proud history of providing recovery-oriented mental health services in Australia. We offer a range of services to meet the different needs of those with a lived experience of a mental health issue. This includes help with finding a home that is safe and secure, assistance with training and getting a job, or encouragement to develop friendships and learn new things.

Our positions are open to all suitably qualified applicants. We have a strong commitment to participation of people with lived experience of mental health issues in our workforce. We value diversity and encourage applications from suitably qualified people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds, people from CALD and LGBTI communities and mature age candidates.

Selection Criteria

To be successful as a Youth Access Clinician with Flourish Australia, it is essential that you:

  • Possess tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or other allied health discipline recognised by the tertiary mental health services sector
  • Have relevant experience working with youth
  • Are able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of recovery focused practice
  • Have a clear understanding and/or knowledge of the concept and impact of mental health in the community
  • Are able to demonstrate the importance of, and have a clear and strong understanding of, the value of team work
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to impart knowledge in a learning environment
  • Are able to demonstrate a flexible approach to service delivery
  • Have a high degree of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience with report writing and electronic client information management systems
  • Hold a valid current driver's licence

Please note - Successful candidates must maintain a Class C drivers license and proof of comprehensive insurance must be provided when required. You may be directed to use your private motor vehicle in the course of performing your duties when an organisational pool motor vehicle is unavailable. You will receive the Travelling Transport and Fares Allowance when using your private vehicle for work related purposes.

About the Benefits

  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900;
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions; and
  • Career development opportunities

For further information, please contact Clinical and Operations Manager, Emely Tuncdoruk. E: emely.tuncdoruk@flourishaustralia.org.au (please do not email applications) 

Appointments will be subject to satisfactory Australian residency/visa, National Criminal Record checks, and Working With Children Check. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete all the questions asked. You will then be required to attach a copy of your resume on the following page, we encourage you to have your resume up-to-date and available before you commence the application.

Applications close 5pm 30th November. Please note; this date may be extended or brought forward as necessary. 

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