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School Re-engagement Clinician

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (Narre Warren)

Organisation : EACH via BigSplash

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 25-05-2018

About the Role

To assess, plan and support young people aged 12-18 going to Fountain Gate Secondary College (FGSC) who are struggling to participate at the school community.

  • Fixed Term Position until 30th June 2021
  • ​Eastern Suburbs Location


Are you a motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated individual looking for that next step in your career? Do you have previous experience in the mental health space or working in secondary schools, with a passion for working with young people?

EACH’s, headspace division is currently seeking a school youth re-engagement clinician to join its team based out of Fountain Gate Secondary College (FGSC) with clinical supervision/support provided from headspace centres Narre Warren and Dandenong.

The role of the headspace School Youth Re-engagement Clinician is to provide assessment, care planning and support to young people aged 12-18 going to Fountain gate secondary college (FGSC) who are struggling to participate at the school community. This includes young people at FGSC who due to social, emotional and behavioural problems are having difficulty getting to school, participating effectively in the classroom or socially within the school community.

In addition, the role will facilitate access to appropriate services (including headspace centres Dandenong and Narre Warren) as indicated by assessment and care planning processes, and will include direct service to young, families and carers as well as consultation and support to other professionals, agencies and members of the community engaged in the young person’s care. The role will receive referrals from the Student Well-being Coordinator (SWC) at the school. The position is co-located at the Fountain Gate Secondary College (FGSC).

To be successful in this role you will be degree qualified in Youth work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline. Preferably you will also hold registration with a professional association.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience in providing holistic assessments, psycho-education and short term interventions to young people experiencing a range of social, emotional and behavioural issues.
  • Demonstrated understanding of restorative justice principles and practice within a secondary school context
  • An ability to effectively problem solve and negotiate especially with young people in the early stages of seeking help.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills in working with young people and their families/carers with mental issues in an early intervention framework.
  • A thorough understanding of the youth services sector and broader service system
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly developed communication skills both written and verbal​
  • A Working with Children check (Employee) is mandatory for this role

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : EACH via BigSplash

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.

We provide a range of health, disability, counselling and mental health services across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, ACT and Tasmania.

We recognise that not everyone experiences life equally, due to a range of factors including gender, socio-economic status, cultural background and education level.

Our focus therefore, is about creating opportunities for equitable outcomes. No matter what someone’s starting place, we will support them to achieve their hopes and aspirations.

We embrace diversity in all its forms and respect everyone’s strength and contributions irrespective of gender, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political views

Apply for this Job

To review and address the Key Selection Criteria of this position, please click on the apply button.

For specific information about the role, please contact: Sonja Bottern, Team Leader School Services

Vacancy closes 5pm, Friday, 25 May 2018.

For a full position description and/or to apply on line please visit our Careers Centre at

We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusions bring, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.

Please note that all appointments are subject to one or more of the following forms of pre-employment safety screening checks including; Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, Disability Work Exclusion Scheme Check, Reference Checks and APHRA Registration Check.

For a full position description and/or to apply on line please visit our Careers Centre at and quote reference number:4152200.

Applications close 25 May 2018

Please quote in application: School Re-engagement Clinician via Pro Bono Australia.


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