Mental Health Clinician HealthWISE New England North West


Mental Health Clinician  

  • Part-time (up to fulltime by negotiation)
  • Location: Narrabri

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Mental Health Clinician to join our team.

Servicing the Narrabri LGA  you will work as part of the HealthWISE Mental Health Team and add value to all activities and services of HealthWISE.

If you have a passion for excellence and empowerment while contributing to the team, this is the opportunity for you!


About us

HealthWISE provides primary health care programs and clinical services across the New England North West area of NSW and an increasing range of services and programs in the Darling Downs West Moreton and Goondiwindi regions.

HealthWISE is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to creating healthy communities and for more than 13 years, we have been delivering federally funded primary health and social services to our local community


Why join us?

  • Attractive remuneration – receive a competitive salary with Salary Sacrificing benefits available, and a Professional Development budget
  • Supportive environment – work in a supportive, family-friendly and inclusive work environment
  • Work/life balance – we encourage a happy work/life balance and can offer flexibility around your hours

At HealthWISE, our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications, ensuring we successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community.



The Mental Health Clinician will work in partnership with Lived Experience staff to deliver coordinated clinical care services to people experiencing moderate to severe and complex mental illness currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner (GP) and/or a Psychiatrist.

They will provide evidence-based interventions across the life span including to those with mild to moderate conditions and people with chronic and complex mental health conditions. 

The role includes providing counselling and support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people for issues including intergenerational grief, trauma and family relationship counselling; provide adequate social and emotional support and advocacy to ATSI Clients.

The Mental Health Clinician is required to work as part of the HealthWISE Mental Health Team and add value to all activities and services of HealthWISE.


Essential Role Criteria

It is essential that you be able to show: 

  • Mental Health Clinician AHPRA /ASSW membership.
  • Demonstrated understanding, experience and respect for Aboriginal communities and their culture and issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health.
  • Experience in providing clinical mental health services to individuals with moderate to severe and complex mental illness and/or groups.
  • Experience working with children experiencing moderate to complex mental health disorders
  • Experience working with and/or liaising with GPs and other Allied Health providers.
  • Good understanding of the mental health sector and reform agenda across primary and tertiary sectors, as well as non-government organisations.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication, as well as negotiation skills.
  • Excellent clinical documentation skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective problem solving skills, with the ability to support evidence based decision making.
  • Skilled in the use of computers/clinical software including Microsoft programs.
  • Current unrestricted and unencumbered Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated attitude and behaviour that are in keeping with the company’s values (empowerment, equality, client focus, community, passion for excellence, visionary).

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in the primary mental health sector.
  • Experience working in collaboration with Lived experience staff.
  • Experience in the use of Client Management Systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people and their health.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

HealthWISE is a flexible and inclusive organisation and is dedicated to providing a welcoming and culturally appropriate environment for everyone and promotes the safety of adults and children.

A Working With Children Check and a National Police Check are requirements for all HealthWISE employees. 

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date. For this reason, applicants are advised not to delay in applying for this role.


To apply for this position

The Essential Role Criteria must be addressed in your cover letter, accompanied by your latest CV. Applications without a cover letter addressing the Essential Role Criteria accompanied by your CV will not be considered.

Please see our website for the full position description:

Please send all applications to Mental Health Team Leader Tanya Hague, via [email protected] by  5 pm, Friday, 5 August, 2022.



HealthWISE New England North West

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