Clinical Lead – Northern Rivers Safe Haven The Buttery Limited


About the role: The Buttery’s Community Safe Haven  Program provides immediate, trauma-informed, and person-centred care to the community in Lismore, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah and Woodburn. As a Clinical Lead with us, you will get to lead a multidisciplinary team to provide integrated person-centred, trauma-informed support. Using evidence-based frameworks and training programs, the Safe Haven Program’s range of services include: suicide prevention; crisis response; counselling; connection case management; referrals and structured support to address ongoing needs, including mental health, drug and alcohol issues, housing, finances, relationships, employment, disaster recovery initiatives and supports.


Hours and location: This role is 38 hours a week. The hours are flexible and can be negotiated to fit in with your lifestyle and commitments and so you can make the most of the 6 weeks of paid annual leave we offer pro rata. It is a hybrid role offering options to work from home and in the four safe havens. A pool car is available during working hours for travel between the sites at Lismore, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah and Woodburn.


About you: Selection criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or relevant discipline and current unrestricted registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and/or Australian Counselling Association (ACA).  
  2. A current and valid manual Driver’s Licence is required. A COVID vaccination, satisfactory current Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check is mandatory prior to commencement. 
  3. Significant experience in leading a multidisciplinary mental health team or relevant clinical experience demonstrating capacity to take on a role as a Clinical Lead, supervising staff, forging community and other agency partnerships and the ability to lead a team of experts in peer support, case management and clinical support
  4. Understanding of trauma informed care and experience in the management of suicidality, assessment and advanced clinical risk mitigation
  5. Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, co-design, monitoring and evaluation. 
  6. Established networks and relationships with a range of services in the local area. 
  7. Demonstrated proficiency using the Microsoft suite, a variety of databases and video conferencing tools such as zoom.


What’s in it for you: 

The Buttery supports its staff with generous work conditions and benefits – whether its ways to make money go further, a great work culture, recognition of First Nations Peoples, or opportunities to develop skills. The Buttery’s reward package includes: 

  • Flexible working solutions to support work-life balance. We offer the potential to scale your hours up or down over time. Depending on the role, we support a hybrid work environment and staff work face-to-face, in offices or from home. 
  • Two extra annual leave weeks (pro rata) is provided to spend more time on holiday. 
  • Internal opportunities to transfer and work in other programs.  
  • Training and development opportunities. 
  • Access to external clinical supervision for direct service staff. 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program includes access to an online wellbeing platform and financial and legal advice, free to staff and their immediate family. 
  • Salary sacrifice benefits allow a 6-12% increase in take home pay. Staff receive an ATO-approved incentive and can access 15,899 of tax-free salary to pay a mortgage, rent, loan, credit card or school fees. 
  • A $2,650 meal and accommodation card. 
  • The ability to package computer, phone, or novated vehicle lease costs. 


Find out more: For a position description, see

For any other queries, please contact [email protected]

This role is remunerated at SCHCDS level 6 depending on qualifications and experience. (For a 38 hour week, this is potentially a package inc. super of over $112k with access to salary packaging to potentially increase your take home pay by another 5k). 


How to apply: Please email your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria above to [email protected]

In your cover letter, please use each of the five selection criteria above as a heading and write a brief paragraph under each one addressing it. Unfortunately, applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. 


Applications close: 1st August 2022. We will be processing applications every few days so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience so you don’t miss out! 


About us: The Buttery is a not-for-profit charitable organisation established in 1973.Through residential and community-based programs, we specialise in the treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse and mental health concerns. Our programs are evidence-based, best-practice and informed by the latest research into addiction treatment. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support. 


The Buttery recognises the benefits that diversity and inclusion bring, and encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and CALD and LGBTIQA+ community members are encouraged to apply.



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