If you’re looking for somewhere to pursue your passion and make a difference, then join the headspace team!
We currently have a Youth Outreach Clinician position available at headspace Ashfield. The Youth Outreach Clinician works as part of a multidisciplinary team to facilitate the engagement and ongoing support of young people and their families.. The primary objective of this position is to provide screening and assessment of young people, and provide short-term intervention and referral as part of an integrated team. Family support is also an integral component of this role etc. The position is part of the Ashfield headspace team and works via outreach at Ashfield Boys High School.
This position is a 12 month Part-Time Max-Term Contract. Working days are to be determined in consultation with the successful applicant, regular hours, but later on a Monday or Thursday for increased access to the service (3 days per week).
The Day to Day
Develop strong working relationships with young people, family and friends and local services.
Carry out assessments, case planning, therapeutic and/or psychoeducational brief interventions and care coordination for young people and their families.
Support young people to access headspace Ashfield and relevant services as required through consultation and liaison with internal and external service providers according to documented care plans.
Provide psychoeducation to Ashfield Boys High School students thereby increasing mental health literacy and encouraging help-seeking.
Develop and/or participate in community and youth engagement events, activities and promotions.
Exercise initiative and judgement, under guidance from the headspace Clinical Lead, to proactively improve the experience of young people and service offerings.
What you need to have:
Excellent organisational skills with proven ability to prioritise, work independently and seek consultation as required.
Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of youth health issues and how they impact on young people.
Demonstrated experience in mental health assessment, mental health psychoeducation and the delivery of therapeutic brief interventions for clients. (Minimum 3 years ideally).
Awareness of different cultural contexts and the ability to deliver culturally sensitive services.
Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills and the ability to form appropriate and effective working relationships with young people, families and key services.
A sound understanding of privacy legislation, the principles of informed consent, limits of confidentiality and mandatory reporting guidelines.
Valid NSW drivers licence.
You could benefit from:
Take advantage of the tax benefits available only to employees who work for a not for profit organisation – (through lower tax deductions, we can pay more money to you each week!)
A supportive culture and working environment
Professional development opportunities
Internal and external learning and development opportunities and workplace mentoring
Employee Assistance Program providing counselling services
Access to flexible work arrangements
Eligibility for our recognition program and celebration of service
In your application please explain how your skills, ability and experience meets the essential role requirements of this job.
Applications close 11:59pm 8 July 2022 or when a suitable candidate is identified, so apply now, don’t wait.
New Horizons acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land. New Horizons values diversity and encourages applications from all people.
Our vision is to see happy inclusive communities work together in collaborative and inclusive ways to create opportunity and improve quality of life. Our workforce proudly reflects the local communities we connect with and support.