- Be a member of the leadership team to empower young people with complex needs to live their best lives
- Permanent Full time | Working 38 hours a week
- Box Hill Location
Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.
We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.
About the role
headspace in partnership with Mind aims to promote and facilitate improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12-25 years residing in the Eastern suburbs. Services in this youth friendly space are delivered across four core streams – primary health care, mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) and social/vocational to improve access for young people to mental health programs.
We are seeking a highly motivated Lead Practitioner – Intake and Assessment for permanent full time opportunity to work in the Box Hill area. This role offers a chance to cultivate strong, empathetic connections with a diverse group of young individuals, their families, and friends. You will be responsible for engaging, evaluating, referring, offering brief interventions, and overseeing care coordination for young people aged 12-25 years who either self-refer or are referred to headspace Box Hill. Your commitment and compassion will play a crucial role in making a positive impact.
- Provide leadership and set an example for staff by demonstrating effective approaches in engaging with young people, their families and carers, as well as in coordinating group activities and collaborating with local service providers.
- Act as the first point of contact for enquiries providing information and advice as required while promoting the work of headspace/Mind Australia.
- Undertake effective assessment of young people including thorough risk assessment and management, and safety planning.
- Work with young people to enable them to live a meaningful life through supporting them through a staged approach to recovery.
What you’ll bring
- Tertiary degree qualifications in Allied Health (Occupational Therapy, Social Worker, Psychology or Psychiatric Nursing) other health-related field.
- Understanding and proven professional experience of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, agencies and key stakeholders.
- Demonstrated skills in working with young people and or adults and families with mental health and/or contextual challenges including family violence, poverty, homelessness, drug and alcohol, protective issues.
- Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team, incorporating effective planning, time management, organisational skills, resourcing, and achieving quality outcomes.
- Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
- Generous annual leave loading benefits.
- Monthly Accumulated Day Off (Full time employees only).
To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers – reference number 494023. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Thursday 28 September 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.
Kelly Bougioukos – Service Manager – Headspace
Email – [email protected]
Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.