Mental Health Clinician Orygen


Your new job

The Mental Health Clinician – Trans and Gender Diverse Service is responsible for providing high quality, evidence-based assessment, treatment and support to trans and gender diverse young people and their families.
Reporting to the Senior Clinician you will:

  • Provide evidence-informed and gender affirming psychological practice and/or psychoeducation to young people who are trans or gender diverse and may experience gender dysphoria and maintaining a clinical case load.
  • Participate in regular clinical case review meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate, consistent and coordinated service pathways and service delivery response for young people and their families/carers.
  • Contribute to service improvements across the range of activities of TGD including collection of data to enhance our response to trans and gender diverse young people and any research conducted in collaboration with Orygen’s research teams.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date and timely patient records that accurately reflect clinical consultations and decisions including diagnosis, treatment plans, complications, co-morbidities and reports.

Our headspace sites operate after 5pm multiple times a week, availability to work across rotating shifts required.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (such as psychology, social work, occupational therapy, mental health nursing) and full registration with AHPRA, eligibility for registration with AASW.
  • Previous experience working in a health setting assisting young people to access gender affirming healthcare would be desirable.
  • Experience in the provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments; risk assessment and crisis intervention/safety planning; psychoeducation and short-term/brief interventions to young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.
  • Well-developed engagement skills with young people, families/carers and wider systems involved with a young person.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary between $75,217-$93,175 pro rata commensurate with skills and experience + 11% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave; access to EAP; generous Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the success of a purpose driven organisation.
  • Flexible working culture.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.
Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always.
Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.
At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.
Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.
For more information and to review the position description, please follow the link below.

This is a full or part-time (0.8-1.0 FTE) contract until June 30th 2025.
Applications will close on 18th August 2023, unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.

Orygen is committed to providing diverse, equitable and inclusive environments for Staff and anyone connected to Orygen. We strive to continue building a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ people, Trans and gender diverse and CALD communities. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

Orygen is a child-safe organisation and is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and well-being of all young people and embedding safeguarding practices into all our programs and services.

All employment appointments are subject to holding a valid working with children check, successful police check and having at least three COVID-19 vaccinations.