Clinical Leader – headspace Hunter Primary Care Ltd


Operated by Hunter Primary care, headspace Newcastle provides early intervention mental health and overall wellbeing services to 12-25 year olds across the Hunter Region.


Reporting to the Service Manager, the clinical leader provides day to day leadership and coordination of clinical and associated services within headspace Newcastle. The successful applicant will have suitable clinical qualifications in a mental health related field, and experience in Youth Mental Health, leading teams and overseeing high quality responsive service delivery.

This is an exciting opportunity to leverage your clinical and supervision experience into a key leadership role. The position is offered on a part time basis until August 2023, 2 days per week. 


  • Provide day to day clinical support to the headspace clinical team, overseeing the delivery of clinical services and clinical governance (including: participating in intake, triage, assessment, data collection, treatment, care-coordination and discharge planning)
  • Foster the provision of high quality care to young people engaged with Newcastle headspace either individually or in groups, including their primary support group
  • Professional support for designated clinical staff, including the review of performance indicators, as well as in professional development with staff through regular peer supervision, activity planning and reviews
  • Support high quality communication to GP’s and other service providers / clinical partners
  • Identify and be part of a proactive responses to service issues and monitor service delivery to ensure headspace targets are met
  • Provide clinical support, supervision, direction to students where relevant,
  • Facilitate peer support between the headspace team and foster a positive leadership/mentoring culture


  • Degree qualifications in a mental health profession: Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing, including clinical practice registration / accreditation with the appropriate professional body.
  • Relevant clinical experience working with young people and their families/carers and have specifically worked with people who are at risk
  • Recognised as a clinical supervisor according to the relevant profession standards and have undertaken formal training in clinical supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to develop clinical operational systems for mental health services/ programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of the key issues in relation to the social determinants of health, mental health and wellbeing of young people.
  • Experience in clinical governance, quality improvement and risk management frameworks
  • Experience in providing education to health and other professionals.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to engage with, establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Skilled in the use of computers/clinical software/Microsoft programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal communities and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people highly regarded

The successful applicant for this position will be asked to consent to a police check and will be required to hold a current NSW Working with Children Check.  Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position.  Each application will be considered on its merits.

Unless a medical contraindication exists, staff at Hunter Primary Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Evidence of vaccination status or medical contraindication will be required from the successful candidate.

This position is classified as a Psychology Level 3 role in line with the Hunter Primary Care Agreement 2021. The current remuneration for this classification is equivalent to $55-$65 per hour plus entitlements.


Hunter Primary Care values respect, excellence, integrity and recognition, and have a strong interest in working with people who are committed to improving health in our community. We listen. Care. Connect. Hunter Primary Care offers you:

  • Generous salary packaging available up to $15,899 per annum
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Paid parental leave
  • Professional development leave and study leave
  • Paid mental health leave
  • A supportive and motivated team culture
  • Dynamic team of passionate professionals
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Progression opportunities

We’re COVID Safe – we have a COVID-19 Safety Plan to help create and maintain a safe environment for our staff and our community. For more information please view the COVID-19 Safety Plan available on our website


For further information regarding this position, please contact Sophie Langford on [email protected]

Applications close: 10.00am, Monday 8 August 2022 – we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should a suitable candidate be found



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