Access Team Clinician
Make a difference to young people and join one of Tasmania’s most innovative primary health services. The Link Youth Health Service Inc. (The Link) supports young people within Hobart and Southern Tasmania by providing a range of free and confidential health and wellbeing services for young people aged 12-25.
As a program of The Link, headspace Hobart delivers integrated primary health, mental health and alcohol and other drug services to young people aged 12-25 years in a youth friendly environment.
headspace is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. headspace welcomes applications from all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
About the Role
The Access Team Clinician will effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and co-ordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years who contact or are referred to the headspace Centre. The Clinician will work within a multi-disciplinary team and holds a pivotal role within the headspace program.
This position is suited to an energetic and enthusiastic early-career clinician with a passion for working within youth mental health and contributing to the headspace Hobart community. As one of the first contact points for young people accessing the headspace Centre, the Access Team Clinician will need to build a positive rapport with a wide range of young people, as well as their family and friends.
This opportunity is a fixed-term full time position to the 30 June 2025 and is based in Hobart and also other inreach locations.
Skills, Experience, Qualifications and Certifications
- An approved tertiary qualification in an allied health discipline, including social work, psychology (clinical, and 4+2 pathways or 5+1 pathway), mental health nursing and occupational therapy, including eligibility for membership of an appropriate professional body. (Social Workers are required to be eligible for full membership with AASW; Psychologist, Mental Health Nurses, and Occupational Therapists are required to be eligible for full registration with AHPRA).
- Demonstrated experience working with young people with mental health, alcohol and other drugs and other social issues.
- The ability and experience to delivery brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and treatment planning.
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment coordinating care for young people.
- Current full/provisional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or current full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Evidence of the following must be provided prior to appointment to the position:
- A current Tasmania Working with Vulnerable People Registration
- A current National Police Check
- A current COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- A current Australian Driver’s Licence
To apply for this position
To apply for this position, please submit your application through Seek, providing a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae, addressing the Selection Criteria.
Applications close end of Sunday 10 September 2023.