Mental Health Clinician, headspace Nowra Grand Pacific Health

JOB DESCRIPTION

About us
 
headspace provides support to young people aged 12-25 experiencing mild to moderate or emerging mental health issues. The multidisciplinary team at headspace Nowra work to improve health, social, vocational and educational outcomes for young people.

Grand Pacific Health is the lead agency of headspace Nowra.  We are a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation providing locally-tailored, high quality physical and mental health services across NSW and the ACT.
 
About the position

The Mental Health Clinician works collaboratively with a young person and their family/carers to identify support needs, goals and develop collaborative care plans. They provide high quality psycho-social assessment and evidence-based, focused interventions. 

This position requires working closely with the other members of the headspace Nowra team and external service providers and works to maximise care outcomes for young people referred to headspace Nowra. 
Based at headspace Nowra, this is part-time (hours negotiable), fixed term until 30 June 2023 with the possibility for extension. 
Why work for us? 
 
  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Regular supervision and support 
  • Generous salary packaging options 
  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!
What you’ll need

  • Current full AHPRA registration as a clinical psychologist, registered psychologist, or occupational therapist (accredited with OTA as meeting the Australian Competency Standards for occupational therapists in mental health), or accreditation with the AASW as a mental health social worker
    – Interns, provisionally registered and candidates working towards registration will be considered
  • Experience in assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders, and provision of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and other evidence-based focused psychological strategies 
  • Demonstrated understanding of key issues in relation to the health and wellbeing needs of young people with mental health and/or substance use problems
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and communicate effectively with young people and their family, friends or carers.
How to apply

Visit our website www.gph.org.au/employment to download Position Description and Employee Benefits Information. 

In your cover letter you must address the selection criteria found in the Position Description. Not addressing the selection criteria may mean that you do not progress to the next step in our recruitment process.

Use the ‘apply now’ button on our website.

For more information contact: Emily Pretzler, Service Manager headspace Nowra on 4446 7300 or [email protected] 

Applications close: 4 August 2022

Selected applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 
 
We welcome and encourage applications from people who have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability.
 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Grand Pacific Health

Job Salary

Generous Salary Packaging Avaiable

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