Clinical Lead – headspace Caboolture Youturn


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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

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 not-for-profit organisation that started in 1989 to help address youth homelessness in Noosa.  Since then, the organisation and grown and evolved, and now provides health and social services to over 6,000 young people and their families annually, to assist them in achieving their full potential.

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The Opportunity

The role of the Clinical Lead is to provide clinical leadership and oversight for the headspace centre. This includes the provision of complex clinical case service delivery, professional leadership of the Access and Intake team, clinical team, and supervision. 

The Clinical Lead is tasked to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer and provide brief interventions and coordinate care for a small caseload of young people aged 12-25 years who are clients of headspace.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Provide clinical leadership, supervision and support to Access and Intake workers, clinical workers and students on clinical placement as required, to align systems and improve outcomes.
  • Oversee the referral processes in and out of headspace, providing a single point of entry for the service.
  • Undertake clinical service provision to a complex client case load, including conducting bio-psychosocial assessments of young people presenting to the service, in accordance with the headspace assessment framework.
  • Provide secondary mental health consultations and advice as required.
  • Assist the Centre Manager to monitor high risk young people and ensure that appropriate assessment, management and follow up support/referral is provided.
  • Conduct risk assessments including assessment of suicide risk and violence and provide follow up support, referrals and treatment.
  • Facilitate and monitor the integration and coordination of care of headspace clients, including participating in intake and case review meetings.

Please respond to the criteria below in your cover letter: 



  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Nursing.
  • Hold full registration with AHPRA as a Psychologist, Nurse or Occupational Therapist (with mental health endorsement) or AASW membership.
  • High level knowledge and understanding of youth mental health, evidence-based interventions and clinical practice, as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use. 
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake initial screening activities and a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment to determine a young person’s clinical care needs and provide appropriate follow up support.
  • Experience in the delivery of brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and treatment planning for young people and their families/carers/kin. 
  • Highly developed communication (including written) and interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with young people, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, young people, families/carers/kin and stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply risk management strategies within a clinical context.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of clinicians and provide adequate supervision.
  • Desirable: Knowledge and understanding of local youth mental health stakeholders and key relationships in these sectors.

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. 
  • Youturn requires all its workplace participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved COVID-19 vaccine, according to up-to-date health advice from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) or a State or Federal Government; or provide a valid exemption certificate.

Mission & 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.

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.  

We’d love to meet you!
If you have the skills, experience and passion to fit our team, please take the next step and submit your resume and cover letter.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as applications are received.