Senior Clinician – Psychologist, RN, OT, Social Worker – Continuing Care Team – Part Time

09 September 2021

headspace Early Psychosis is an early intervention service for young people aged 12 to 25 years.  The service provides long term case management and therapeutic intervention (up to 5 years) to young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis or shorter term (6 months) to those who are at risk of experiencing psychosis.   

  • Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registered Nurse
  • Part time (3 days per week) until 30 June 2022 
  • Attractive rates + Generous salary packaging benefits

Role Overview

The Senior Clinician role is an integral role of the leadership structure acting as the 2IC providing onsite clinical leadership to the team. This role will support line manager in effective and efficient management of team resources including being the first point of contact for all clinicians/team.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  1. As a senior clinician, providing mentoring and clinical supervision as required to colleagues and students to support the team
  2. Work as a part of the multidisciplinary team to ensure timely access for young people and families 
  3. 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. 
  4. To participate in clinical review and supervision, ensuring service standards are met

Essential Criteria:

  1. Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline and eligibility for membership with APHRA or AASW or the appropriate professional body
  2. Minimum 3 -5 years demonstrated and extensive assessment (excluding clinical placements) within the mental health field.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work independently and is required to exercise independent judgment on routine matters
  4. Demonstrated ability to independently apply professional knowledge and judgment when performing novel, complex, or critical tasks specific to the discipline
  5. A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate within a multidisciplinary team.
  6. Demonstrated skills in supervision and mentoring including students
  7. An understanding of recovery model principles and ability to implement these in clinical practice
  8. Ability to effectively engage consumers and their families, as well as other stakeholders, including the ability to be creative and flexible
  9. 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
  10. Experience delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions appropriate for young people presenting with first episode psychosis and high-risk clients.
  11. Ability to maintain the philosophy, standards, and policies of the service model to promote the recovery of young people
  12. 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
  13. The ability to use relevant information technology, electronic record systems and data management tools
  14. Current NSW Driver’s License
  15. Current Working with Children’s check

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential 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 provide Working with Children Clearance.

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