Youturn is a national not-for-profit which delivers Health and Community Services to vulnerable people of all ages across Australia. Trusted to deliver safe, inclusive, and supportive programs, Youturn ensures that those we support can have access to secure and affordable housing and enjoy optimal mental well-being, allowing them to thrive and live a healthy, meaningful life.
In the past year alone, Youturn has provided support to nearly 10,000 individuals through a diverse range of health and community service initiatives. These programs encompass:
- Mental Health: Providing clinical and non-clinical support services to young people to manage their mental health.
- Suicide Prevention: Supporting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide.
- Child Safety: Providing children and young people with safe and caring environments.
- Homelessness: Delivering sustainable housing for those in need in our communities.
Youturn is a not-for-profit organisation proud of our heritage and the broad range of programs and services we offer the community. Youturn provides a range of services which deliver on our mission to support people in their time of need to live a healthy and meaningful life. Through the work we do, our organisation supports people to:
- Secure a safe and affordable place to live.
- Flourish and experience high mental wellbeing.
You’ll find out more about Youturn at youturn.org.au
As a Clinical Care Coordinator of a Youth Enhanced Service (YES) you will be responsible for providing mental health care coordination to young people aged 12-25 years of age as well as their families and carers (as appropriate).
The Coordinator role supports young people who present with diverse mental health concerns as well as their family, friends and carers. Adelaide YES aims to provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate and family inclusive care and this role is an important part of the multidisciplinary team.
Please respond to each of the following criteria in your cover letter:
- Qualifications in Psychology with General Registration with AHPRA, Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Social Work or at minimum a three year undergraduate degree in medical or allied health disciplines and appropriate post graduate experience in the mental health field demonstrating the ability to support young people.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in monitoring risk, managing complex mental health presentations and in providing care-coordination to young people.
- Demonstrated experience engaging with and knowledge of young people with mental health, disabilities, alcohol and other drug, and other social issues.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, including young people, their family, friends, carers as well as other agencies, and the wider community.
- Experience in the delivery of psychosocial support interventions including but not limited to, building living skills, budgeting, building social connections, increasing access to community organisations and capacity to live independently.
- Exceptional ability to engage and communicate with groups of people, tailoring communication to suit a specific target group or age range.
- Demonstrated understanding of the challenges and experiences of young people from diverse backgrounds including young people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and LGBTQIA+.
- Experience in the delivery of group programs to support young people and their families and friends
- Exceptional communication skills and the ability to foster sound relationships with people at all levels including the ability to participate in, develop and maintain productive and sustainable community and professional partnerships to enhance youth health outcomes
- Desirable: Knowledge of local youth/heath sectors, knowledge of Youth Enhanced Service Model (Orygen) and an understanding of trauma informed practice.
- This position will require travel, telehealth and home visit modes of service delivery and overnight stays. This role requires some flexibility of hours and participation in a rostered system for extended service hours.
- Successful applicants will also need to hold a ‘C’ class Open driver licence, State Working with Children Check and hold, or be eligible to apply for, a Licensed Care Suitability Check issued by the QLD Department of Child Safety, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.
Why join Youturn?
- Benefits & Leave: Enjoy additional wellbeing benefits including corporate fitness discounts and Birthday Leave!
- Salary Packaging: Maximise your income by increasing your take home pay.
- Culture & Values: Supporting young people in their time of need, is at the heart of what we do at Youturn. Our organisational culture is built on trusting relationships that are meaningful and inclusive. We listen to understand, we embrace diversity and we offer a safe space free from judgement.
To ensure our young people receive individualised support, we invest in team members who embody our values to foster a collaborative culture of excellence.
We’d love to meet you!
If you have the skills, experience and passion to fit our team, please take the next step and apply by submitting your resume and cover letter.
For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability.
Please note that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as applications are received.