Clinical Advisor New Horizons


For 50 years, New Horizons have supported tens of thousands of Australians in hundreds of communities to enhance wellbeing. Through the right advice and services, we help people discover their potential. By putting wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. 


New Horizons is working in partnership with the NSW government to combat suicide in young people. The new Youth Aftercare Pilot is one of its kind in that co-production with young people with lived experience of suicidality inform all aspects of the program. It’s also one of very few programs that will works with children at very young age. So much so, that the program has attracted attention from the government and generated broad media publicity.  


The program is being piloted in several NSW locations to provide intensive, community-based support services for children and young people following self-harm, suicidal ideation, or suicide attempt.  


The key purpose of this role to oversee implementation of Youth Aftercare Pilot Program in their delivery of psychosocial support to children and young people who have made an attempt of suicide by a team of highly passionate and motivated nonclinical staff of lived and learnt experience.  


By providing clinical advice, driving clinical innovation to foster trusted partnership ensuring we make a difference to lives of children and young people along with their families and carers lives.  


We are looking for an experienced Clinical Advisor to be part of this meaningful initiative overseeing clinical strategy and innovation and providing expert advice and clinical leadership, driving clinical innovation and fostering trusted partnerships to ensure we make a difference to children and young people’s and their families lives.  


We have a Full-time position, role can either be based in Tamworth or Coffs Harbour – covering the two IAM teams supporting services in New England..


The role is required to be based in either of the location, however travel is required to ensure exceptional services are being provided. 


The Day to Day 

As the Clinical Advisor you will be:   

  • Providing clinical advice, training, and assistance to a team of Children and Young People Champions of the Youth Aftercare Pilot Program – a team of diverse nonclinical staff with lived and learnt experience and associated agencies. 
  • Be responsible for overseeing the clinical and operational management of children and young people presenting with suicidality and self-harming issues and to ensure suitable referral pathways are in place. 
  • Working in close consultation with Youth aftercare CYP Champions to ensure safe delivery of risk assessments and mitigation strategies when supporting children and young people. 
  • Assist in developing systems which to promote robust service delivery which meets high standard of care to children and young people at risk of suicide. 
  • Have the ability to assist in the development of systems that promote standardisation, integrity of data collection, applicability to quality framework, and regulatory or compliance requirements to increase efficiency and effectiveness  
  • Assist CYP Champions of the Youth Aftercare Pilot program in connecting children and young people with clinical services which meets their needs. 
  • Responsible for actively managing key stakeholder relationships and partnership with other clinical services. As well as working with funding bodies to ensure contractual obligations are met. 


What we are looking for 

  • Demonstrated experience working with children and young people at risk of suicide. 
  • Experience providing clinical consultation to a wider team around complex presentations. 
  • Experience in a similar advisor/consultative role in provision of psychological assessments, consultations and therapeutic interventions to children and young people with complex issues, essential. 
  • Experience working with children, young people and families, highly desirable 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with a focus on collaborative and consultative communication  
  • Have excellent organisational skills and be effective in documentation 
  • Ability to travel between regional NSW 


Key Requirements 

  • National Criminal History Check (Police Check), Working with Children Check & NSW Drivers Licence 
  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Counselling 
  • (Eligible for) Registration with the appropriate registration body (e.g., APHRA or AASW)
  • Highly desirable- 3 year post graduate experience working with children and young people in mental health settings


You could benefit from: 

  • Salary packaging of up to $15900+ in tax free pay per FBT year, click the following the link to see the range of benefits you can receive by working for us
  • Utilise our Employee Assistance Program providing counselling services
  • Develop through Internal and external learning and workplace mentoring
  • Work in a supportive culture and working environment
  • Internal and external learning and development opportunities and workplace mentoring. 

To Apply 

Your application must include a cover letter that identifies how your skill, ability and experience meets the key responsibilities of this advert.  

Applications closes when a suitable candidate is identified, 

Apply now, we are looking at an immediate start!  


New Horizons values diversity and encourages applications from all people. Our vision is to see happy inclusive communities work together in collaborative and inclusive ways to create opportunity and improve quality of life. Our workforce proudly reflects the local communities we connect with and support. 


New Horizons acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land.