Access Team/Enhanced Access to Mental Health in Secondary Schools Clinician Orygen


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The Access Team/Enhanced Access to Mental Health in Secondary Schools Clinician will contribute to developing and providing high quality, early intervention intake/assessment services to young people, their families/carers and community professional/agencies.
Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager, you will:

  • Provide a comprehensive intake service to young people, community members and professionals seeking 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. This assessment will help determine client suitability for ongoing headspace services or support a referral to an appropriate external service.
  • Liaise with General Practitioners, psychiatrist, social workers, teachers, and educational well-being officers, as well as other service providers regarding the referral for psychological services and to facilitate a coordinated care for the young person.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date and timely patient records that accurately reflect clinical consultations and decisions including diagnosis, treatment plans, complications, co-morbidities, and reports.

Our headspace sites operate after 5pm multiple times a week, availability to work across rotating shifts required.

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 qualification in a relevant discipline (Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing) and full general registration with AHPRA or eligibility for membership of AASW.
  • Have experience or knowledge of working with young people between 12 to 25 years of age, including an understanding of their developmental stages and transitions.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and plan the provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments; risk assessments and crisis intervention/safety planning; psychoeducation and short-term/brief interventions including single session thinking to young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.
  • Demonstrated a sound ability to make decisions, problem solve, and risk manage, in relation to conducting intake and assessments and determining a young person’s suitability for ongoing treatment/support services at the centre.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary between $75,218 – $93,175 pro rata commensurate with skills and experience + 11% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave; access to EAP; generous Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the success of a purpose driven organisation.
  • Join a multidisciplinary team based at headspace Sunshine.

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.
This role is a combination of two key intake positions, to review the position descriptions, please follow the link below.
This is a part time (0.8 FTE) ongoing position, subject to finance.
Applications will close on 4th September 2023, unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.

Orygen is committed to providing diverse, equitable and inclusive environments for Staff and anyone connected to Orygen. We strive to continue building 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, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD communities. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

Orygen is a child-safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and well-being of all young people and embedding safeguarding practices into all our programs and services.

All employment appointments are subject to holding a valid working with children check, successful police check and having at least three COVID-19 vaccinations.