Mental Health Clinician Redcliffe Youth Space


About the business and the role


Exciting opportunity for an Allied Health Professional! Mental health and clinical work done differently in a two worker model!


The Redcliffe Area Youth Space (RAYS) is seeking a passionate and committed mental health professional.  We are hoping to meet innovative professionals from a variety of relevant disciplines to join a team delivering clinical mental health services for young people aged 12-25. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to proactively engage disengaged young people with a severe mental illness, or young people who may be at risk of a severe mental illness. This role will require some work out of business hours, home visits and a strong focus and understanding of psychosocial support and community participation outcomes.  This program is a two-worker model, and actively partners clinicians with functional recovery managers to ensure a holistic service.



Job tasks and responsibilities


About the role

Mental Health Clinician

This position is to deliver an outreach based, clinical mental health program for young people aged 12 -25 years. The position will work closely with a number of Functional Recovery roles.  The program is recovery oriented & trauma informed, with its design prioritising youth engagement and relationship building as the means of achieving clinical outcomes; as such, a flexible approach to service delivery will be expected with workers typically undertaking home visits and/or sessions in other places in the community such as the courthouse, schools, cafes or parks.  While it is clinical in nature, it will have a strong focus on social inclusion/community participation outcomes to maintain recovery and prevent relapse. Clinicians will be expected to actively participate in care coordination meetings, and in regular multidisciplinary team case reviews. Some group work will also be required.


The position is based at the Redcliffe Area Youth Space, with outreach occurring across the Moreton Bay region. Competitive pay scale negotiable based on experience + super + salary packaging to the value of $15,900 pa.  A 9 day fortnight can be negotiated + 5 weeks annual leave. 


Skills and experience


Skills and experience

We are searching for someone passionate about delivering psychological therapies to disengaged and hard to reach young people. While previous experience delivering psychological interventions will be looked upon favourably, our priority is finding an individual who is able to demonstrate an ability to undertake reflective practice, and a commitment to building relationships with young people whose trauma may result in attachment difficulties, and difficulties engaging in traditional mental health services.

Requirements of the Role


Relevant four year degree with two year’s mental health specific experience, or three year degree with three years of relevant mental health experience (such as psychology, social work – mental health accredited, mental health nursing, occupational therapy, etc.)

Knowledge of and experience in trauma informed care, stepped care, recovery oriented practice and a range of therapies

Experience in working with young people and a commitment to a relational model of care

Experience working in a multidisciplinary team

Ability to work flexibly

Ability to work outside of business hours on occasions

How to apply

All applicants MUST respond to the selection criteria. 

Email [email protected] to request the selection criteria and position description for review.

Applications must include a Resume and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria. Applicants who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for this position.  

Email applications to [email protected]

Applications close 9am Monday August 28