headspace Early Psychosis Clinician Stride Mental Health

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Us:

We are leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on our next stage, join us to make a difference. We’re here to Stride. 

Our Service:

The headspace Early Psychosis program provides specialised assessment, early intervention, assertive outreach, and case management for young people aged 12-25 in the South East Queensland region who are at risk of, or experiencing, a first episode of psychosis.

On Offer:

  • Based in Meadowbrook
  • Full-time & Fixed term (12-month parental leave cover)
  • Paying on HPSS Level 3 plus Super
  • Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Stride Rewards – access to discounts from 100s of retailers (fashion, food and fitness)
  • Reflective practice supervision
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment
  • One paid wellbeing leave day per year
  • Purchase up to 5 additional leave days in a 12 month period

 

Role Overview

Coordinate comprehensive, specialist and early intervention mental health care and provide specific psychological and psychosocial interventions tailored to meet the individual needs of young people aged 12-25 years who are referred to the headspace Early Psychosis service within a community mental health setting.

The overall aims of clinical care within the headspace Early Psychosis service are:

  • Early detection of those young people who are experiencing, or at risk of, a first episode of psychosis
  • To reduce the duration of untreated psychosis in order to minimise the impact of a first episode of psychosis on the normal developmental trajectory of the young person
  • Intervene early and effectively with young people at risk of a first episode of psychosis to prevent the onset of psychotic illness
  • To provide a responsive and seamless access to services for young people, and their family/significant others, with early psychosis and first episode psychosis
  • Enable both symptomatic and functional recovery from a first episode of psychosis
  • Deliver high quality evidence based clinical care as a member of the multidisciplinary team

Requirements:

  • Must have one of the following: General AHPRA registration as a General/Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse, OR AASW eligibility/registration as a Social Worker.
  • No experience necessary working with young people experiencing early psychosis, as we provide on the job training
  • Highly developed communication (including written) and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to engage with people, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, clients, families & friends and stakeholders.
  • Experience in the use of electronic client/customer management systems, ability to use a desktop computer, and experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a Blue Card
  • Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance 

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all positions and is in accordance with Stride policy. As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with this policy requirement. 

 

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds in order to enhance the depth of cultural diversity and insight within our workforce.

This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.

Apply now

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date of 10 September 2023.

For queries email [email protected].