Mental Health Clinical Lead Sonder


Who are we?

At Sonder, we’ve been helping people across South Australia to improve their wellbeing and live better lives since 1993. We support thousands of people each year with mental health challenges, drug and alcohol use concerns, chronic disease management and employment.


Why are we hiring?

Join Sonder at a pivotal time of growth and expansion! 

​Our recent success in securing significant additional funding, including being named preferred provider of Adelaide’s first Head to Health Centre, will see our service footprint and reach grow to support the most vulnerable people in our community.  This is where the role of our three new Clinical Lead’s comes in.


What benefits can we offer?

When you work with Sonder, you become part of the Sonder family and that provides you with a number of benefits such as:

  • Salary (excluding super) paid above award and reviewed annually
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development allowance provided yearly
  • Generous salary packaging options – increase your take home pay by 6-12%
  • Modern and welcoming office spaces
  • Christmas Closure Bonus Leave (above annual leave entitlements) 
  • Training opportunities
  • Meal & entertainment allowances
  • Paid parental leave, and much more!

Sonder are open to negotiating further benefits with the successful applicant to ensure an excellent working environment for you.


Positions Available:

Due to our recent success securing significant additional funding, our MH&AOD Team are undergoing a restructure. This includes the creation of three new Clinical Lead positions. These positions are:

1) Head to Health Short Term Care Clinical Lead

2) Head to Health immediate Access Clinical Lead

3) Enhanced Mental Health Services Clinical Lead

​Reporting to the Mental Health Services Manager, the Clinical Lead’s will work with an experienced clinical leadership group to support the establishment, effective service provision and operation of the Head to Health Northern Adelaide Centre.  Acting as key leader’s, the Clinical Lead’s will foster good workplace culture, exemplify a positive leadership style and embrace and embed Sonder’s values into everything they do. 

Join us in this career defining opportunity leading some of South Australia’s most progressive mental health services!


Position Descriptions:





Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working within a fast-paced environment;
  • Minimum of five (5) years clinical practice in mental health treatment and care, preferably providing therapeutic treatment and/or case management and support
  • Experience in working and supporting Peer Practice workforce
  • Proven experience at a senior clinical level within the area of mental health service delivery
  • Experience in successfully leading/coordinating a team of staff and working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with the ability to inspire and facilitate team commitment and cooperation
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation of reports with recommendations.
  • Experience working across a range of Commonwealth and State funded mental health programs and ensuring program implementation in line with funding requirements and contracts


Qualification Requirements:

  • Current registration with one of the following bodies:
    • Social Workers – Registered member of the AASW and having AASW Mental Health Accreditation
    • Psychologists – Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
    • Registered Nurses – Registered with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
    • Occupational Therapists – Registered with the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists and AHPRA
  • Relevant Leadership or Management Training is desired


How to apply:


Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume to Sonder via our careers portal on our website.

Feel free to send any enquiries to [email protected]


Closing Date: 28th of August 2023