Youth Access Mental Health Clinician (Temporary Full-Time), headspace – ESMHS South Eastern Sydney Local Health District


Youth Access Mental Health Clinician (Temporary Full-Time), headspace – ESMHS
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (through to June 2024)
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 1, Occupational Therapist Level 2, Psychologist,
Registered Nurse, Social Worker Level 1, Social Worker Level 2
Remuneration: $67,357.32 – $105,895
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ421808

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and suitably qualified and experienced mental health clinician to join our innovative and compassionate team in the specialised Youth Access Team (YAT) clinician role. This is a great opportunity to gain experence in this field.

Where you’ll be working
headspace, Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service, Bondi Junction. Hours of work – Mon-Fri 0930-1800

What you’ll be doing
The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ?exceptional care, healthier lives?. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

The headspace YAT Clinician undertakes brief clinical interventions including triage and assessment, brief psychological interventions, care planning and referral to other service providers for ongoing care for young people (12 to 25 years) at headspace Bondi Junction.

This includes planning, coordination and delivery of high quality mental health care consistent with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) policies, procedures and standards and headspace guidelines and model of practice under the direction of the  headspace Clinical Lead.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Candidates
We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and we have an Aboriginal Employment Consultant that can provide support. If you have any questions or would like guidance on the recruitment process, please contact the SESLHD Aboriginal Employment Team via email to: [email protected]

Selection Criteria:

  1. Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline (Nursing, Social Work, Psychology or Occupational Therapy) and registration with the appropriate regulatory body.
  2. Ability to complete risk assessments, mental health assessments and knowledge of mental health literacy education for young people.
  3. Ability to provide counselling and knowledge of brief therapeutic interventions to young people who present with issues related to mental health, sexual health, use of alcohol and other drugs and general wellbeing.
  4. Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication and problem solving skills and its application to consult, liaise and negotiate with young people, family members and carers as well as communicate effectively with other professionals.
  5. Ability to work as part of a busy & complex multi-disciplinary team and to exercise independent professional judgement on routine matters, commensurate with years of experience.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and evidence based practice and a commitment to ongoing clinical and professional learning.
  7. A sound understanding of privacy legislation, the principles of informed consent for minors, the limits on confidentiality and mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse.
  8. Computer skills, capacity to use health information systems and telephone skills.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description and SESLHD Expected Standards
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Rebekah Lucas on [email protected]

Applications Close: 17 August 2023



South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time