Youth Access Worker Arche Health


About us:
Arche Health is a not for profit community-based organisation that provides quality support services to primary healthcare professionals as well as delivering quality health care services to the local community.

This is an opportunity for a proactive and self-motivated person to further develop their career in Youth Access Worker role on a part time basis.

[Part Time: 3 Days a week]

Working within a multi-disciplinary team, the intake clinician will be a pivotal role within headspace Armadale. The clinician will contribute to developing and providing a high quality, early intervention intake response to young people, their families and community services. The clinician will have a direct role in the engagement, assessment and coordination of care for young people accessing headspace Armadale. The role is crucial to:

  • Relate to young people in a manner which is relevant and appropriate to their developmental and cognitive level of functioning and provide services in a youth friendly manner.
  • Conduct bio-psycho-social assessments of young people presenting to the service using the headspace assessment tool, and document the results of assessment and screening.
  • Conduct risk assessments including assessment of suicide risk and violence risk, developing action plans to mitigate any risks, and providing follow up support and referral for treatment.  High risk clients must be promptly reported to the supervisor for appropriate action.
  • Monitor patients for critical changes and initiate appropriate emergency procedures.
  • Refer young people to internal and external services as appropriate and provide follow up support.
  • Facilitate and monitor the integration and coordination of care to headspace clients, including active participation in case review meetings.
  • Provide brief interventions to a small caseload of clients with mild to moderate mental health presentations.
  • Participate in the access and intake system, answering phone calls and enquiries, screening and assessing needs, prioritising and making appropriate follow up appointments and referrals.
  • Maintain up-to-date client records and comply with data collection standards.

Qualifications and Registrations

  • Tertiary level qualifications in health, behavioural/social sciences, community services, or a related discipline that provides a sound understanding and knowledge of assessing and working with young people at risk.


  • Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or current full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

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Closing Date
Sunday, 14th August 2022 by 5:00 pm (WST)
Applications including current resume and statement of claims addressing the selection criteria in a cover letter should be emailed through to [email protected]

Issa Mahmoud
Accountant / HR Manager
Phone: (08) 9458 0505



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