Clinical Director /Psychiatrist – headspace Early Psychosis Canberra

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June 28, 2024

This exciting new service requires a Clinical Director to provide key professional leadership for the headspace Early Psychosis Canberra.  The role collaborates with the Operations Manager as a management team, implementing the Orygen Youth Health Early Psychosis model, incorporating a youth-oriented culture through clinical, recovery and appropriate phase of life development supports for the 12-25 age group.   This includes providing oversight of medical interventions, medico legal considerations, clinical risks, while also training and supervising medical staff.   The role also includes contributing to continuous improvement in policy and practice development, and the training and supervision of the multidisciplinary clinicians.   There will be a clinical load as negotiated with the Operations Manager.

  • Psychiatrist /Director – ACT headspace Early Psychosis Youth
  • 4 days per week Flexible – Permanent position
  • Senior Specialist (Psychiatrist) + TESL + Benefits + Salary Packaging

The headspace Early Psychosis Canberra is funded by the Australian Government. It was first established in 2014, and works to make a difference to the lives of young Australians, who either have a first episode of psychosis or who are at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis.   Orygen Youth Health supports the national program through ongoing collaboration, training and fidelity inspections.

The service is provided by Uniting NSW.ACT and the pay and conditions will be similar to the Canberra Health staff specialist agreements.

Part time O.8 FTE, permanent, flexible

Call A/Prof Roger Gurr AM for more information and to discuss your interests.  0434 075 617

Essential Criteria

  • Registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent postgraduate specialist qualification.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in crisis intervention and management of young people in the acute phase of a mental illness.
  • Substantial knowledge of the evidence base for the biopsychosocial treatments of first episode psychosis.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with young people, their families and/or significant others.
  • Demonstrated capacity to be innovative in clinical approaches with young people.
  • Ability to maintain the philosophy, guidelines, standards and policies of the Orygen Youth Health early psychosis model and to promote the early intervention and recovery of young people with a first episode of psychosis.
  • Demonstrated commitment to clinical supervision, education, training and ongoing professional development and to contribute to clinical staff learning.

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.

Uniting Staff Benefits & Culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

• Generous salary packaging options
• Paid parental leave
• Ongoing training & career development opportunities
• My wellbeing programs
• Corporate discounts

Enquiries: A/Professor Roger Gurr AM, Clinical Director – 0434 075 617
or Rose Rivera, Talent Acquisition Specialist – 0438 206 164


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June 28, 2024

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