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Senior Clinician – Continuing Care Team, Youth Early Psychosis

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Location : Sydney (Mt Druitt)

Organisation : Headspace

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

About the Role

•Full time position based at Mt Druitt, 9 am – 5:00 pm weekdays, some flexibility may be required
•Competitive remuneration and generous NFP salary packaging options
•Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Nurse

About Us

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) aims to provide early intervention services that are youth-friendly, accessible, consistent and seamless, and that provide ongoing care and support to young people with emerging serious mental illness, and their families.

The hYEPP service will assist young people aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing a first psychotic episode or who meet criteria that indicate they are at ultra-high risk of developing a psychotic disorder. Such assistance will be in the form of early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a collaborative, accessible and integrated service framework.

Purpose of the position

The Senior Clinician in the Continuing Care Team is a key therapeutic leadership position within hYEPP. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of clinical training and supervision to a multidisciplinary team, specialising in the provision of comprehensive continuing care management and psychological therapy to young people aged 12 – 25 years.

The Senior Clinician is expected to function autonomously as well as work collaboratively with the other senior clinicians within the program, and their team leaders to plan and develop services for young people and their families which are consistent with best practice standards and evidence-based care, and are in line with the strategic direction and vision for hYEPP.

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form:
1.Current qualifications as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse
2.Current full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AASW
3.Current NSW drivers license
4.A minimum of 3 with specific clinical experience working with young people experiencing early psychosis or a first episode psychosis, and their families
5.A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills, and a demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies
6.Sound knowledge of contemporary evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for young people presenting with first episode psychosis and ultra-high risk clients
7.Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and coordinate individualised psychological interventions to meet the needs of young people with psychosis based on a case formulation approach
8.Demonstrated ability to provide high quality assessment and evidence-based psychosocial interventions, within a stress-vulnerability and recovery framework for young people
9.Sound knowledge and understanding of early psychosis rationale and principles including the developmental stages of young people and the effect that a first episode of psychosis has on development
10.Ability to maintain and develop the culture, philosophy, standards, guidelines, and policies of headspace.
11.Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Children (2007) and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998) and other relevant legislation
12.Provide and monitor support to clinicians regarding clinical work including supervision, access to secondary consultation and professional development activities

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Headspace
The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) aims to provide early intervention services that are youth-friendly, accessible, consistent and seamless, and that provide ongoing care and support to young people with emerging serious mental illness, and their families.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Josh Onikul

Phone : 0288812500

Email : headspacerecruitment@parramattamission.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Senior Clinician – Continuing Care Team, Youth Early Psychosis via Pro Bono Australia.


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