Senior Early Intervention Mental Health Clinician Samaritans Foundation


headspace, Maitland

  • Part-time 4 days per week


About the opportunity

Working within a multidisciplinary team at our Maitland Centre, providing initial intake and assessment and brief interventions of young people accessing headspace Maitland to engage in ongoing counselling, treatment and support. You will develop and maintain appropriate referral pathways and work with other services in the local service system to support and advocate for the young people aged 12 – 25 years and provide therapeutic intervention, group work and community awareness activities to young people and service providers as required.


Why work for us?

Our team are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits:

  • 14 weeks paid maternity leave or 3 weeks paid parental pay + Super Contributions after 12 months
  • Salary Packaging on a range of everyday living expenses (Mortgage, Rent and Bills), up to $611/fortnight
  • Up to 40% off on school enrolment fees at any of our Newcastle Anglican schools
  • Meals & Entertainment Salary packaging up to $2,650 
  • Access to Fitness Passport (over 300+gyms)
  • Free access to our corporate Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible working options (including compressed week, RDO’s, 9-day fortnights). 
  • Career and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to work within an innovative, collaborative team environment
  • Progressive organisation with a focus on advocacy and social justice.
  • You work for us, but we also want to work for you! Is there something important to you we have missed? Let’s talk about it!


Essential criteria

  • Tertiary degree qualifications in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy or Similar 
  • Minimum 2 years experience in similar role
  • Demonstrated understanding of mental health issues affecting young people and their families and carers; best practice treatment options; support services; and co-morbidities;
  • Demonstrated skills and understanding in working with young people experiencing mental health issues and their families to assess strengths and needs, develop treatment plans collaboratively, and support young people to engage in services at difficult times in their lives
  • Demonstrated skills and understanding of mental health assessments, referrals, and co-ordination of care for young people in crisis and at risk of mental health and drug and alcohol issues
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain linkages and networks with a range of local organisations 

The successful applicant will possess or willingness to obtain the following: NSW Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, First aid & CPR certificate, Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, and undertake a pre-employment functional medical.


  •  Current or willingness to obtain registration with AASW or AHPRA

Who we are?

Newcastle Anglican is at the core of some of the most well-known businesses within Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast & Mid North Coast organisations. Our service agencies include Anglican Care and Samaritans as well as Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation and 54 Anglican parishes.

For more information on who we are and the work we do, visit


For further information please email our Talent Team at [email protected]

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Please include your cover letter addressing the essential criteria, and your resume.

Applications Close: when we find you!

Samaritans promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia.

No agencies or third party applications please.

We will consider candidates as they apply and encourage early application. Interviews may commence prior to the closure date