Youth Counsellor – headspace Canberra Grand Pacific Health


About us
headspace provides support to young people aged 12-25 experiencing mild to moderate or emerging mental health issues. The multidisciplinary team at headspace Canberra work to improve health, social, vocational and educational outcomes for young people.
Grand Pacific Health is the lead agency of headspace Canberra.  We are a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation providing locally-tailored, high quality physical and mental health services across NSW and the ACT.
About the position
The Youth Counsellor will be based at our headspace Canberra service and will work collaboratively with a young person and their family/carers to assess the mental health and psycho-social support needs of the young people referred to headspace and coordinate transition to appropriate support and treatment streams within and external to headspace in accordance with the clinical need. 
The position will work closely with the other members of the headspace Yass and headspace Canberra team and external service providers to coordinate support needs.
This position is full-time, (part-time hours will be considered), fixed term until 30 June 2024 with the possibility for extension. 
We are looking for someone with:
  1. Qualifications in Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Counselling, Psychology, or other relevant field as well as eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional organisation/authority as required. 
  2. Experience working within a multidisciplinary team environment, providing counselling in response to the needs of young people.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of young people with mental health and/or substance use problems.
  4. Demonstrated ability to undertake assessment and screening of clients and their carers to determine client care needs and assist clients to access necessary services.
Why join GPH? 
  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Regular supervision and support
  • Generous salary packaging options 
  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!
Visit our website to download Position Description and our Employee Benefits Information and click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application. 
Please ensure that your cover letter addresses the selection criteria detailed in the position description and include this in your application. 
For more information please contact: Lachlan Canty, Acting Service Manager headspace Canberra on 02 6113 5700 or email [email protected]
Applications close: 10 September 2023
We welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from the LGBTQI community, young people from multicultural communities and people with a disability.
Selected applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination.