Senior Youth Mental Health Worker- Palmerston CatholicCare NT



  • SCHADS Award Level 5 – $105,446 trp (including salary $93,859)
  • Salary packaging option (up to an additional $15,900 p/a)
  • Full time position based in Palmerston (ongoing-subject to funding)
  • Four Weeks Annual Leave


Are you looking to join a diverse team making a positive difference?


About the Program 

CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing social services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children, groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory. CatholicCare NT also delivers innovative youth programs focusing on social and emotional wellbeing, alcohol and drug use and mental health.

The aim of the Youth Severe Mental Health Program is to provide culturally appropriate, evidence based psychological interventions for people with ‘severe’ mental illness. YSMH program is designed to increase service access to support the chances of recovery and longer term social and emotional health and wellbeing. YAMHS engages with young people, their families and carers to improve their knowledge and understanding of the impact of mental illness. YSMH program does this by working collaboratively with the young person, family, carers and stakeholders and by providing assessment, casework and specialist mental health liaison and community education.

About the role

The Senior Youth Mental Health Worker is responsible for providing specialist mental health assessment, therapeutic interventions, clinical review and case presentations in order for the program to meet its objectives. The position utilises skills and knowledge to work with participants, their families and carers to develop recovery goals, and care plans within a set timeframe; all whilst ensuring a high standard of counselling, group work, case work and outreach support. There is also a strong emphasis on family engagement and community education. 



What we are looking for 

  • Relevant Degree or Diploma with experience in Mental Health, Community Services, Youth Work or Counselling
  • Proven clinical skills in the provision of mental health care to young people, including mental health assessments, therapeutic interventions and care plan development. 
  • Working knowledge of the common social and mental health issues faced by young people 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to build working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, report and case note writing 
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, particularly in working with Indigenous people


How to Apply

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website.


Applications Close: 9am Thursday 7 September 2023

Interviews week of: 11 September 2023


Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholicCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third party job boards will not be considered.




Safeguarding Children & Young People

CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card.


If you have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the past 10 years, this position requires you to  complete an International Criminal History check (ICHC) prior to you employment commencement date. The outcome of the initial screening check must be satisfactory.