Access Team Cilnician – Headspace Melton

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Organisation : Headspace Melton via Orygen

Location : Melbourne (Melton)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Health – General, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 5 Mar, 2020

About the role

  • Casual and Full-time positions
  • NFP Salary Packaging options available 
  • Leading organisation in youth mental health

Are you determined to make a difference to the lives of young people? Do you thrive working in a team? Will you never settle for anything less than what young people and their families need and deserve? headspace Melton is looking for you.

Casual and Full-time fixed term positions available until 30 June 2022.

We are currently seeking applications from allied health practitioners including psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who have an interest in providing high quality, early intervention intake/assessment services to young people, their families/carers and community professional/agencies. The Access Team Clinician will have a direct role in the engagement, assessment and coordination of care for young people accessing services at headspace Melton, and will assist in the referral of young people to appropriate programs (including research interventions) either within the headspace Melton or other community agencies. In addition, the position will participate in community awareness raising activities that promote early help-seeking for mental health and substance use problems in young people.

About you

Skills & Experience 

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline. (Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing)
  • Provisional or full registration with AHPRA or AASW 
  • Passion, energy and determination to make a difference to health outcomes for young people.
  • Experience in the provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments; risk assessment and crisis intervention/safety planning; psychoeducation and short-term/brief interventions to young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to determine and plan for a young person’s recovery and support needs, employing a shared-decision making approach. 
  • Demonstrated sound ability to make decisions, problem solve, and risk manage, in relation to conducting intake and assessments and determining a young people’s suitability for ongoing treatment/support services at the centre.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to liaise and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Commitment to supporting clinical research within the service.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Headspace Melton via Orygen

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Find out more on our website.

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. Find our more on the headspace website.

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals.  With this in mind Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangement, access to NFP salary packaging and an employee assistance program.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Access Team Cilnician – Headspace Melton via Pro Bono Australia.


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