Enhanced Access to Mental Health Clinician Orygen


Your new job

The Enhanced Access to Mental Health in Schools Clinician is part of a multidisciplinary approach to mental health care for young people. You will be responsible for providing clinical triage, intake, advice, support, advocacy, assessment and brief intervention services in order to enhance the physical and mental health outcomes of young people with mental health conditions living in the community.

Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager, you will:

  • With regular supervision, provide clinical psychological assessment, formulation and individual intervention for a variety of mental health issues to young persons referred to headspace.
  • Work with an appropriate level of autonomy as part of a multi-disciplinary team and maintain a clinical case load as required to meet program targets.
  • Maintain a family inclusive approach to supporting young people and their families.
  • Participate in regular clinical case review meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate, consistent and coordinated service pathways and service delivery response for young people and their families/carers.
  • Effectively communicate with all key stakeholders, providing appropriate coordination, liaison and referral as appropriate for those students

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (such as psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing) and full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AASW.
  • Able to demonstrate competence in provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments; risk assessment and crisis intervention/safety planning; evidence based individual and group interventions to young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and plan for a young person’s recovery and support needs, employing a shared decision-making approach.
  • Demonstrated a sound ability to make decisions, problem solve, and risk manage, in relation to conducting intake and assessments and determining a young person’s suitability for ongoing treatment/support services at the centre.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary package $75,218 – $93,175 pro rata commensurate with skills and experience + 11% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave; access to EAP; generous Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the success of a purpose driven organisation.
  • Flexible working culture.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.
Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always.

Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.
At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.
Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.
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This is a part time (0.6-0.8 FTE) ongoing position.

Applications will close on 18th September 2023, unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.
Orygen is committed to providing diverse, equitable and inclusive environments for Staff and anyone connected to Orygen. We strive to continue building a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD communities. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

Orygen is a child-safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and well-being of all young people and embedding safeguarding practices into all our programs and services.

All employment appointments are subject to holding a valid working with children check, successful police check and having at least three COVID-19 vaccinations.