Youth Mental Health Clinician – Psychologist or Social Worker

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Parramatta and Western Suburbs
February 23, 2022

The headspace Demand Management and Enhancement funding of Uniting aims to identify existing headspace services experiencing high wait times for clinical services and funds the development and implementation of activities and initiatives to assist in reducing these wait times. The funding supports the long-term sustainability of the headspace program by improving access to services, appropriately managing demand and improving the health outcomes of young people aged 12-25 with, or at risk of mental illness accessing headspace services, and their families.

  • headspace consumers – young people 12 to 25 years old
  • Psychologist or Social Worker or Registered Nurse or Occupational Therapist
  • Attractive salary + Generous salary packaging benefits + some WFH

Role Overview:

The Youth Mental Health Clinician  position focuses on delivering individual focused psychological therapy and interventions to young people coming to the service along with suitable group work programs where appropriate. The role aims to increase availability and facilitate access to evidence-based treatment for people with or at risk of mental health illness.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide thorough assessment and care planning
  • Work independently to provide 10 sessions of psychological interventions or treatment for headspace Primary Care young people accessing headspace  
  • Deliver evidence-based interventions, including individual and group interventions, with clients and their families

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, Nursing, Psychology Social Work or Occupational Therapy
    • Registration or eligibility of respective professional body
  • Have extensive experience (1-2 year minimum) providing primary mental health intervention, with conducting assessment and providing evidence-based treatment and case management.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships, ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently apply professional knowledge and judgment on routine matters.
  • Able to work autonomously or with professional supervision from more senior members of the profession or health team when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families.
  • Actively contribute to clinical review processes and planning for consumers within a recovery framework. Ability to liaise with internal and external agencies.
  • Take ownership of timely documentation and data collection requirements

 Even better:

  • Experience working with youth in a mental health environment.
To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

What we offer:
An attractive salary with generous NFP salary packaging benefits, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.

Uniting Staff Benefits:
•   Generous salary packaging options
•   Paid parental leave
•   Relocation expenses
•   Learning & development opportunities
•   My wellbeing programs
•   Corporate discounts

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on 0438 206 164 or .  Ref 497693


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February 23, 2022

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