Mental Health Clinician – Shellharbour Head to Health Grand Pacific Health


About us
Grand Pacific Health is a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation.  We’re here to provide our local communities in NSW and the ACT with equitable, inclusive and integrated health care including physical health and mental health care services.  We currently employ 340 people, provide services from 25 locations and are continuing to grow.
About Head to Health
Head to Health provides a safe and welcoming place for adults who may be in distress or crisis need support finding the right mental health service. The service takes a holistic and collaborative approach to care with a focus on a broad range of social, physical and emotional needs. Staffed by a multidisciplinary mental health team who provide immediate, short to medium-term support and service navigation.
About the position
Are you seeking an exciting role where that will enable you to make impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people in our local communities? If so, this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you.
Grand Pacific Health are seeking a Mental Health Clinician to join our new Shellharbour Head to Health service. This is a dynamic role where you will get to work within a supportive and multidisciplinary team providing care navigation and psychological support to adults. This is an excellent opportunity for a fully registered allied health clinician (Psychologist, OT, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse) or someone working towards their registration/accreditation.  
The Shellharbour Head to Health Mental Health Clinician will work collaboratively with a consumer and their family/carers to identify their support needs, goals and develop collaborative care plans. The incumbent will provide high quality biopsychosocial assessment, care coordination and evidence-based, focused psychological interventions to Shellharbour Head to Health consumers. This position requires working closely with the other members of the Shellharbour Head to Health team and external service providers and works to maximise care outcomes for people referred to Shellharbour Head to Health.
This is a fulltime (part-time negotiable), fixed term position until 30 June 2025 with possibility of extension.
Note: the role will work from the Grand Pacific Health Office in Wollongong until the Shellharbour office is complete in approximately December 2023. 
Why join GPH? 
Joining GPH opens the door to a wealth of career and professional development opportunities. You will also get to work within a team with strong senior leadership to help support you to grow as a clinician as well as:
  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Regular supervision and support 
  • Generous salary packaging options – increase your take home pay
  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support
We are looking for someone with:

  1. Current full or working towards AHPRA registration as a clinical psychologist, registered psychologist, Mental Health Nurse 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 and meet eligibility for a Medicare provider number
  2. Experience in assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders, and provision of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and other evidence-based focused psychological strategies. 
  3. Experience in providing care coordination or referral support. Demonstrated understanding of key issues in relation to the health and wellbeing needs of consumers with mental health and/or substance use problems. 
  4. Demonstrated ability to engage with consumers and their families, friends or carers to undertake assessment and screening to determine care need

Visit our website 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 please contact: Kathryn Baudinette, Youth Mental Health Manager, on [email protected], or phone 0438 679 148.   
Applications close: 20 August 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.