National Clinical Advisor – Eating Disorders Headspace National Office


National Clinical Advisor – Eating Disorders

  • Make a difference to young people by joining an innovative and well recognised national not-for-profit
  • Bring your clinical skills and knowledge of eating disorders to a program that is growing the youth mental health workforce of the future
  • 24 month Maximum Term Contract – Full time role
  • Based in Melbourne or Brisbane (other locations may be considered) – hybrid working model

What is headspace National

headspace is the leading youth mental health organisation in Australia. Recognised nationally, headspace helps thousands of young people, and their family and friends, access vital support through our headspace services in over 154 communities across Australia. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit

About the role

This role will focus on leading the integration and provision of evidence-based care to young people with mild-moderate presentations of eating disorders as part of core business for headspace services. Partnering with InsideOut Institute, the project will adopt implementation approaches to drive systems level changes to clinical service delivery, as well as policy and system advocacy, aiming to strengthen the capacity of headspace services to deliver eTherapies to young people experiencing mild-moderate eating disorders.

This exciting and rewarding position is responsible for:

  • Leading the design, development, and implementation of an activity workplan and framework for the integration of eating disorders detection and treatment, to support service delivery across the headspace network.
  • Actively engage with headspace centres to determine needs, readiness assessments and facilitate access to training, the use of brief Binge Eating eTherapy (BEeT) in services, and implementation support for delivery and sustained practice.
  • Providing consultation, guidance and support to stakeholders and to clinical leaders across the network in relation to young people experiencing difficulties with disordered eating
  • Lead initiatives and projects that support the improvement of the integration of eating disorder services and enhance the quality and range of services available.

Who we’re looking for

headspace is seeking someone with significant experience and skills in clinical practice in youth mental health, who is inspired by our aim to support headspace services to provide quality, evidence-based care to young people across Australia. The following are selection criteria:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in an allied health discipline relevant to clinical mental health, and eligibility for membership of an appropriate professional body (AHPRA, AASW).
  • Extensive experience in in the application of clinical practice in youth mental health with significant exposure to work in early intervention for young people experiencing disordered eating and their families. This should include a level of clinical skill in assessment, case formulation and interventions.
  • Expert knowledge of the rationale, evidence and treatment for early intervention in youth mental health and eating disorders, with experience in the use of eTherapy programs and services.
  • Demonstrated project management, training and facilitation skills and experience, and knowledge of implementation science, knowledge translation theory and practice
  • Proven ability to provide expert advice and consultation of a complex clinical nature to other mental health professionals and leaders
  • Highly regarded team player with a reputation for working collaboratively to solve problems and a proven track record in stakeholder relationship management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including experience reporting to senior managers and/or executives.

What’s on offer

  • A workplace where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work
  • Excellent salary packaging up to the maximum amount ($15,900) – For more information on salary packaging, please refer to:
  • Salary range of $115,000 – $120,000
  • Hybrid work environment where you can work from home and in the Melbourne office.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • First-rate CBD location with great on-site facilities.
  • A focus on wellbeing.
  • A commitment to diversity.

How to apply

  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ to view the position description, and to complete your application.
  • Your application must include a resume and cover letter telling us why you are the best candidate for the role considering the Key Responsibilities found in the position description.
  • For more information contact: Natasha Marston, Manager of Practice Development, [email protected]
  • Applications close: 11:30pm Sunday 24th September 2023

To be eligible for this position you must

  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent, and/or pass all of the WWCC(s) required for this role (please note that for some roles, headspace requires WWCCs for other State/Territories in addition to your Home State)
  • Satisfactorily undergo a headspace Police Check

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.



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