Be You Clinical Lead – NSW/ACT Headspace National Office


  • Make a difference to young people by joining a well-recognised national not-for-profit
  • Based in Sydney or Canberra, full time with generous salary packaging available
  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health

What is headspace – Be You Program

headspace in collaboration with Beyond Blue deliver “Be You” the national mental health in education initiative. Be You supports educators from early learning services and schools to develop a positive, inclusive and resilient learning community where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.

The initiative has a multidisciplinary team (Clinicians, educators and other professionals) who support school communities nationally.

About the role

This exciting and diverse position will

  • Drive and deliver clinical support to Schools including suicide postvention support within New South Wales and ACT.
  • Support the development and provision of clinical governance frameworks and practices for national responses to suicide and implementation of Be You
  • Provide clinical guidance and supervision to New South Wales and ACT team
  • Manage continuous improvement projects to ensure resources and practices align with the latest and emerging evidence and project needs.

Who we’re looking for

headspace Be You is seeking an individual with tertiary qualification in an allied health discipline, including social work, psychology (clinical, counselling, and 4+2 or 5+1 pathway), mental health nursing, and occupational therapy.

The Be You Clinical Lead will be an individual who brings;

  • An advanced level of clinical capability within child and youth mental health
  • Experience in contributing to service development and fostering a positive and collaborative team culture
  • A strong client focus approach to service implementation
  • Highly developed communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to interact with a diverse range of people

What’s on offer

  • A workplace where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work
  • Excellent salary packaging up to the maximum amount ($15,900) – for further info go to Smart Salary [link removed]
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A focus on wellbeing
  • A commitment to diversity

How to apply

  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ to see the position description, and to complete your application.
  • Your application must include a resume and cover letter telling us why you are the best candidate for the role and answer our Key Selection Questions below.
  • For more information contact Emily Shultz, Acting Be You State Manager – NSW.ACT: [email protected] or 0448 365 871
  • Applications close: 18 October 11:30pm AEST

Key Selection Questions:

  • What is your experience in working with young people with mental health issues, including assessing risk? What is your understanding of how mental health issues impact on young people and their learning?
  • This role requires:
    • Overseeing clinical governance for a state based multi-disciplinary team (including the provision of clinical supervision for staff)
    • Liaising and negotiating with a broad range of health professionals and organisations
    • Experience mentoring a team to achieve outcomes
  • Please explain your experience in these areas and outline key considerations for this position.
  • A key component of the Clinical Lead role involves the provision of clinical consultation to schools and support of Be You team members when responding to a death by suicide.
    • What are the effects on a school if they have been impacted by a suicide and what actions might a school take to support people who are at risk?
    • How would you support Be You team members who are engaging in this work?
  • What are some key characteristics in engaging schools in a mental health initiative, such as Be You? Drawing on your experience and/or observation, describe some of the challenges and opportunities you might face.

To be eligible for this position you must

  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Have a current Working with Children Check or pass a Working with Children Check (WWCC) in the State or Territory in which you work and reside in
  • Satisfactorily undergo a headspace Police Check
  • Have proof of a Covid-19 vaccination in accordance with the headspace COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy and any Government directives

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.



Headspace National Office

Job Salary

$100k - $106k p.a. + Super + Salary Packaging