Psychologist /Clinician – Youth Mental Health – 2 month contract with possible extension

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South West and M5 Corridor
November 6, 2021

Youth Enhanced Support Service (YESS) of Uniting provides early intervention and wrap-around mental health services to young people with the aim of minimising the impact and distress caused by the experience of early onset severe or complex mental health conditions to young people and their families.  

  • Psychologist, or Social Worker, Registered Nurse or OT
  • Contract for 2 months with possible extension
  • Attractive rates + Generous salary packaging benefits + WFH

Role Overview:

This role is responsible for the provision of comprehensive, evidence-based clinical care coordination, psychological and psychosocial interventions to clients facing forensic difficulties or/and young people accessing the service consistent with the model of care. The Clinician will be responsible for individual and group-based therapy. They will support consumers in their psychosocial recovery aiming to optimise functioning of RACF residents to continue living with dignity

As the Clinician, your role will include but not limited to:

  • Work as a part of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure timely access for young people and families
  • Provide comprehensive early intervention and care co-ordination to young people to assist them in achieving the goals and actions outlined in their care/management plan
  • To participate in clinical review and supervision, ensuring service standards are met

Position Criteria:


Approved tertiary qualifications in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Social Work with full registration with AHPRA or eligible for membership with the AASW, or equivalent and relevant to the field of work


Typically this role will require 2-5 or more years’ experience of clinical practice field (excluding placements) within the mental health providing high quality triage, assessment and evidence based psychological interventions where required. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organised, systematic, thorough, accurate and disciplined. You will be continuing to develop in your area of expertise and be expected to provide innovative ideas to solve problems in your discipline. It is expected that you will possess good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required.
• Willingness to work independently or with professional supervision from more senior members of the profession or health team when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks
• Demonstrated ability to provide high quality assessment and evidence based functional recovery and psychological interventions, within a stress-vulnerability and recovery framework for young people
• Contribute to the evaluation and analysis of guidelines, policies and procedures applicable to their clinical/professional work and may be required to contribute to the supervision of discipline specific students
• Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and coordinate a comprehensive bio-psycho-social approach and interventions to meet the needs of clients.
• A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate within a multidisciplinary team.
• Demonstrated a commitment to continuing professional development and may have contributed to workplace education through clinical supervision, training and education through the provision of seminars, lectures or in-services
• Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act (2007) and the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998) and other relevant legislation
• Ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools
• An understanding of recovery model principles and ability to implement these in clinical practice
• Ability to effectively engage consumers and their families, as well as other stakeholders, including the ability to be creative and flexible
• Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and deliver individualised psychological interventions to meet the needs of consumers based on a case formulation approach
• Current NSW Driver’s license and Current Working with Children’s Check

Even better:
Experience in the non-for-profit sector

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.

This is your opportunity to promote hope and recovery in peoples lives!

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Check and Working with Children Check.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on 0438 206 164 or .  Ref 496971


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November 6, 2021

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