Mental Health Clinician – New Graduate, headspace Shellharbour and Kiama Grand Pacific Health

JOB DESCRIPTION

If you have recently graduated, are passionate about Youth Mental Health and want to make a positive difference to the lives of young people and their families, we would love for you to join our headspace team as a Mental Health Clinician. 

About us
 
headspace provides support to young people aged 12-25 experiencing mild to moderate or emerging mental health issues. We are creating a multidisciplinary team at headspace Shellharbour and Kiama work to improve health, social, vocational and educational outcomes for young people.
 
Grand Pacific Health is a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation and is the lead agency of both headspace centres. We provide locally-tailored, high quality physical and mental health services from 25 locations across NSW and the ACT.  
 
Grand Pacific Health will be opening two new headspace centres in Shellharbour & Kiama towards the end of 2023 & early 2024. 

About the position
 
The Mental Health Clinician- New Graduate will be working towards their full APHRA and/or mental health accreditation and will work within the scope of practice of their profession to deliver services to young people aged 12-25 referred to headspace. A higher level of supervision and support is provided in this role. as you work towards gaining more experience as a Mental Health Clinician.
 
You will work collaboratively with young people and their support systems (including as appropriate, their family or carers and other service providers) to identify their support needs, goals and to develop collaborative care plans, ensuring best outcomes are delivered in a youth friendly context. 
 
You will be working closely with other members of the multidisciplinary headspace Shellharbour and Kiama teams and external service providers to maximise care outcomes for young people referred to our services. 
 
We have 2 x positions available which will be based in Shellharbour and Kiama. The Shellharbour position is full time (up to 38 hours per week) and the Kiama position is part time (up to 22.5 hours per week). Hours and days are negotiable.
Positions are offered as a fixed term contract until 30 June 2025 with possibility of extension. Starting dates are flexible to suit the graduation of applicants (up to December 2023) 

Why join GPH? 
 
  • Full-time opportunities have the option for a Rostered Day Off each month. 
  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Regular supervision and support within your team & additional clinical supervision internally or paid reimbursement for external supervision Generous salary packaging options 
  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!
What you’ll need
 
  1. Current full or provisional AHPRA registration as a psychologist, clinical psychologist, mental health nurse, or occupational therapist (accredited with OTA) or accreditation with the AASW as a mental health social worker.  Applicants willing to work towards full accreditation will be considered.
  2. Experience in assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders, provision of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and other evidence-based focused psychological strategies. 
  3. Demonstrated understanding of key issues in relation to the health and wellbeing needs of young people with mental health and/or substance use problems. 
  4. Demonstrated ability to engage and communicate effectively with young people, and their family and friends.
Interested?
Visit our website www.gph.org.au/employment to download Position Description and our Employee Benefits Information and click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application. 
 
Please ensure that your cover letter addresses the selection criteria detailed in the position description and include this in your application. 
 
For more information contact: Charo Serventy, Service Manager headspace Shellharbour & Kiama on 0448 274 131 or [email protected] 
Applications close: 29 October 2023
 
We welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from the LGBTQI community, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability.
 
Selected applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination.