Access Team Clinician Orygen


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The Access Team Clinician will have a direct role in the engagement, assessment and coordination of care for young people accessing headspace Sunshine services and will assist in the referral of young people to appropriate programs (including research interventions) either within the headspace centre or other community agencies.
Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager, the Access Team Clinician will:

  • Work under the direction of the Clinical Services Manager to provide comprehensive youth friendly mental health services.
  • Conduct initial assessments with young people and their families/carers, using the agreed headspace psycho-social assessment tool, including AOD screening and harm minimisation and risk assessment as required.
  • Provide a comprehensive intake service to young people, community members and professionals seeking services.
  • Deliver evidence informed brief interventions, including group interventions, with young people and their families/carers.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing) and full general registration with AHPRA or eligibility for AASW.
  • Passion, energy and determination to make a difference to health outcomes for young people.
  • Experience in the provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments; risk assessment and crisis intervention/safety planning; psychoeducation and short-term/brief interventions to young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary package between $71,128 – $88,109 pro rata + 10.5% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle and access to policies and tools that support this
  • Provider and further develop your leadership and skills with Orygen and be part of leading the revolution in youth mental health.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.
Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.
At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.
Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.
If you would like to review the position description, please follow the link below.
This is a part time (0.8 FTE), ongoing position.

Applications will close on 28th November 2022, unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.
Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.


Job Salary

up to $88,000 + super & NFP packaging