Mental Health Clinician | Head to Health – Afterhours Stride Mental Health


About us:

We’re 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 the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We’re here to Stride. 

About the service:

Head to Health Afterhours Launceston is a new peer-led service that provides a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for people experiencing emotional distress, allowing them to:

  • Identify accessible alternatives to presenting to hospital emergency departments
  • Access friendly support from people with a lived experience within the community
  • Connect to other services and community supports

On offer: 

  • Based in Launceston
  • Permanent, Part-time (0.8 FTE) opportunity available
  • Paying on HPSS level 3 (plus above award payment) 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)
  • One paid wellbeing leave day per year
  • Purchase up to 5 additional leave days in a 12 month period (pro rata entitlement if part-time)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment 

Role overview:

  • Be involved in building and demonstrating a completely new service model
  • Support the Service Manager and Team Leader in monitoring and continually improving the quality and safety of the service
  • Assessing and escalating risk and carrying out brief interventions
  • Using a combination of evidence-based strategies underpinned by recovery orientated principles to provide assistance to individuals experiencing distress.
  • Utilising a sensory modulation approach to build independence in developing and engaging in skills to build distress tolerance and support an individual’s capacity to alleviate and manage future psychosocial distress.
  • Work closely with services like police and hospital teams
  • Debriefing and supervising when required
  • Attend and contribute to interagencies, working groups and regional partnership meetings 


  • Must have one of the following: Provisional or General AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse OR Social Worker with AASW registration/eligibility OR degree qualified Counsellor with Level 2 PACFA or ACA registration
  • A minimum of 2/3 years experience in working with people experiencing mental illness, in immediate distress, and/or experiencing suicide ideation
  • Personal lived experience of mental illness is desirable but not essential
  • Understanding of and ability to apply the principles of a recovery-oriented, person-centered, and strengths-based approach to service delivery
  • Experience using mental health assessment tools with distressed clients
  • Ability to implement and facilitate capacity building activities with participants
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving and organisational skills
  • Networking skills to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Must have flexibility to work nights and weekends
  • Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a WWCC
  • Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance 
  • Current driver’s license

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 for applications on 10th of September 2023.

For any queries email [email protected] or call Launceston Head to Health (03) 63382600