headspace Youth Counsellor Hope Community Services Inc


About the Role:

This role provides evidence-based short-term individual and group interventions to young people and their families and friends, guided by the staging model for early intervention youth mental health services.

  • Provide psycho-social initial assessments using the agreed headspace tools, or similar, to determine young people suitability for ongoing headspace services.
  • Develop, review, and close care plans in partnership with young people, their family and friends.
  • Assess, monitor, and manage clinical risk in consultation with the Clinical Lead and Senior Youth Mental Health Clinician.
  • Work in the intake role, responding to service enquiries, screening new referrals, and booking in initial appointments.
  • Maintain case records, in the agreed format and within expected timeframes that clearly document activities undertaken and ensure all documentation in comprehensive, factual and complies with relevant legislation, professional guidelines and organisational policies.
  • Collect and enter data into the Electronic Medical Record and hAPI

About you:

  • You will have passion for working with young people and an understanding of the mental health issues and barriers they can experience when accessing services.
  • You will need to demonstrate experience working clinically with young people with mild to moderate mental health issues with the ability to deliver brief clinical interventions, interpersonal psychotherapy, and family-based interventions.
  • Successful candidate will have a tertiary level qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy is required, as well as and professional registration with a Professional peak body such as AASW or APHRA.
  • It is essential to have experience working with the following priority groups in a respectful and culturally secure way: people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people at mild to moderate risk of suicide or self-harm, LGBTQIA+ young people Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This role requires the following clearances:

  • National Police Clearance (no older than 3 months)
  • Working with Children Check,
  • Current unrestricted WA Driver’s licence 

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 HOPE acknowledges and welcomes diversity in all its forms amongst staff and clients, including culture, language, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex variations, religion, and socio-economic and relationship status.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Erica Panizza on 0863926309, quoting Ref No. 1125570.



Hope Community Services Inc

Job Salary

Full time