Psychologist or Mental Health Social Worker – Senior Clinician, headspace

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Sydney - Parramatta and Western Suburbs
June 1, 2024

The Senior Intake Clinician (Clinical Lead) is responsible for the coordination of day-to-day operations of the service, with a focus on the intake and liaise functions. headspace Penrith, run by Uniting, aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention.

  • Mental Health RN or Psychologist or OT or Social Worker or relevant discipline
  • Full-time contract until 30 June 2025 with the possibility of extension depending on the fund
  • Approx $88k to $95K base + Generous salary packaging benefits up to $18,550 (pay less tax) plus Super   

The Senior Clinician ensures compliance with relevant quality and safety standards, implementation of best practice, manages flow into the service and capacity.  This position works closely with the Team Leader (Centre Manager) to guide clinical and support staff to adhere to the model of care and evidenced based practice.

Essential Criteria:


Approved tertiary qualifications Mental Health Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or equivalent and relevant to the field of work, and provisional or full membership with AHPRA or an appropriate professional body


  • Previous experience in providing primary mental health intervention, with conducting assessment and providing evidence-based treatment and case management.
  • Three (3) years or more clinical experience in working with young people across and range of ages and developmental stages and delivering family inclusive practice.
  • Lead and participate in regular meetings to support staff to deliver services to clients by mentoring and providing consultation and feedback.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships, with the ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals, and external agencies.
  • Excellent knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health needs of young people (12 to 25 years) and their families/carers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of developmental and cognitive differences in young people’s functioning.
  • Experience contributing to clinical review processes and planning consumers within a recovery framework.
  • Australian Drivers License

PD – Uniting Recovery – Senior Clinician.pdf

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

  • Salary packaging entitlements (pay less tax), company rewards
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career progression &development opportunities in a large organization

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on 0438 206 164 or   Reference 504283


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June 1, 2024

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