Clinical Educator – headspace Toowoomba Youturn

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Us

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.  The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, vocational support, and alcohol and other drug services. 

To find out more about headspace visit headspace.org.au

Youturn is the lead agency of five headspace centres across Southern Queensland that focus on early intervention for young people through a range of services.

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.

The headspace Toowoomba Team

headspace Toowoomba is home to the ‘Boomerang’ and ‘Limpet’ Worker. 
Who are these people I hear you ask? The ‘Boomerang’ is someone who has worked for us, left, and then come back…sometimes this cycle has repeated more than once!!  In contrast, the ‘Limpet’ is someone that N E V E R leaves!!

Yes, headspace Toowoomba is quite a vibrant place to work.  When someone does decides to make a change, they move onto an exciting new phase of their career path but always remain in contact.  Such is the culture of headspace Toowoomba; and recent funding has allowed us to offer opportunities for more people to experience the joys of being in our team!! 

Both full-time and part-time positions are available until 30 June 2025.

 

The Opportunity 

As a Clinical Educator, you will support the coordination, development, and delivery of the headspace National Early Career Program for students and new graduates at headspace Toowoomba.

You will be responsible for leading and developing clinical training programs to assist in upskilling staff, providing mentorship, co-facilitating tutorial style study groups, participating in advisory groups, research and evaluation activities and community improvement projects.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Support the coordination, development and delivery of the Early Career Program for students and new graduates.
  • Support the field supervision of headspace National graduates seconded to headspace by Youturn centres.
  • Lead and develop clinical training programs to assist in upskilling staff, providing task supervision, mentorship and support.
  • Co-facilitate study groups, participate in advisory groups, research & evaluation activities, and community improvement projects.
  • Provide clinical supervision to students and graduates, in partnership with centre staff.
  • Maintain and build new relationships with relevant universities. 

 

Please respond to the criteria below in your cover letter: 

Essential

  • Must have one of the following: General AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse; OR MSW registration as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker or eligibility.
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience post qualification in the area of youth mental health and be eligible to provide clinical supervision.
  • Minimum of 3 years direct supervisory experience in the field of youth mental health.
  • Advanced supervisory practice, including relevant supervisory frameworks specific to discipline. Experience providing interdisciplinary clinical supervision will also be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake training and supervision activities to support students and new graduates in the headspace centres.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines, work well under pressure and manage communications and information with staff and private practitioners.
  • Demonstrated ability to show innovation and flexibility to incorporate contemporary practice and enhance service delivery options to better meet client needs.
  • Ability to utilise technology to optimise supervision and education across multiple geographically diverse centres.
     

Other Requirements

  • 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.