Youth Assessment Worker – FT – Tamworth Centacare New England North West


The demand management project is designed to reduce wait times and manage demand for young people in the Tamworth and New England Northwest region and enhance the responsiveness of headspace services; therefore, increasing the opportunity for young people to receive timely treatment, reduce the exacerbation of mental illness severity and shorten the length of treatment time needed to help in recovery.

Who We Are

Centacare NENW is a leading provider of social and community services across the New England North West area and the Social Services Agency of the Catholic Diocese of Armidale . 

The benefits of working for Centacare NENW

As an employee of Centacare NENW you will have the opportunity to work alongside a committed and professional team within a dynamic and supportive culture, other benefits offered include:

  • A vibrant, energetic and supportive team environment that strives to be professional, fun and family friendly
  • Extensive range of worksheets, educational tools and other internally developed resources
  • Individual and peer supervision to support your professional practice
  • Flexible working arrangements including an ADO [Allocated Day Off]
  • Opportunities to develop group programs and resources based on areas of personal interest
  • Diverse client load with support to increase areas of professional expertise
  • We have a burnout prevention caseload model, which emphasises staff’s health and wellbeing
  • Generous Professional Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program


This position operates under the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Award 2010 on a level 4 ($41.52/hr – $44.68/hr)

Tax-free Salary Packaging Benefits

In addition to your remuneration, you have the option to enjoy generous tax- free salary packaging benefits which includes;

  • General Living Expenses up to $15,900
  • Entertainment Benefits up to $2,650
  • Car Leasing through Novated Leasing

About The Role 

Working as part of our team some key responsibilities include but is not limited to:

  • Initial contact with headspace referrals to provide information of the service and conduct brief intake appointment.
  • Providing brief intakes, which include – discussing clients rights and responsibilities, gaining informed consent, identifying presenting problems, conducting a risk assessment, and a brief intake assessment.
  • Support use of Staging Model, Single Session Therapy and Family Inclusive Practice Frameworks.
  • Support hMIF (headspace Model Integrity Framework) quality processes.
  • Provide holistic care for young people including referrals when headspace may not be appropriate, for example, internal referrals to other Centacare

About Our Perfect Candidate

We want to work with people who like to make a difference in a community, are happy to introduce their new skills and ways of thinking as well as have fun in a friendly and professional environment.

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum diploma level qualification in Mental Health or Allied Health discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with young people and within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability or understanding of conducting brief intakes with young people.
  • Experience, or willingness to learn, to develop and deliver group programs.
  • Knowledge of mental health as it relates to young people – the clinical presentations, and its stressors and triggers.
  • Understanding of clinical risk and other risk factors in mental health relating to young people.

Centacare NENW is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Persons and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Would you like to find out more or apply

To apply for this position please click on the below apply link.

Only applicants that submit the following will be considered:

  • A covering letter
  • A statement of claim addressing how you meet the above Essential Criteria and
  • Your resume

For more information or role related queries please contact Cooper Faint on [email protected]

Closing date for applications:  4pm, Tuesday 29th August 2023

Centacare NENW is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and demonstrates a zero tolerance to abuse.



Centacare New England North West

Job Salary

Full time