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Enhanced Access to Mental Health Clinician

Organisation : Orygen

Location : Melbourne (Werribee)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Client Services, Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 4 Oct, 2020

About the role


An exciting opportunity is now available for a part-time (0.8 FTE) Enhanced Access to Mental Health in Schools Clinician based at headspace Werribee. This position is fixed term and is available until 30 June 2021 with possibility of renewal dependant on funding.  We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on that outcome, pioneering new, positive approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. As the Enhanced Access to Mental Health Clinician, you will be responsible for providing clinical triage, intake, advice, support, advocacy, assessment and brief intervention services in order to enhance the physical and mental health outcomes of young people with mental health conditions living in the community. This role will be committed to providing clinically effective, youth friendly and individually focused therapeutic interventions that are evidence-based, best-practice assessment and intervention for a diverse range of mental health issues experienced by young persons enrolled in secondary education. This position may also support the planning, delivery and evaluation of community awareness, education initiatives aligned to this program. With support, some inreach may also be required. To be successful in this position, you must either be registered with AHPRA or be eligible for registration with the AASW. As a guide, remuneration of $57,265 – $75,148 per annum pro rata is offered, dependent on skills and experience; NFP generous salary sacrificing opportunities are also available to the successful candidate. Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.


Skills & Experience

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline.
  • Full registration with AHPRA or AASW
  • Ability to demonstrate competence in provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments; risk assessment and crisis intervention/safety planning; evidence based individual and group interventions to young people experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and plan for a young person’s recovery and support needs, employing a shared-decision making approach.
  • Proven skills in decision-making, problem-solving and risk management, in order to demonstrate a sound ability to make decisions in relation to conducting intake and assessments and determining a young people’s suitability for ongoing treatment/support services at the centre.
  • Understanding of all key legislation and translation of such within health and school setting.
  • Competent communication skills and demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other professionals including GP’s, student wellbeing staff at schools, etc.
  • Be proficient in the use of Medical Director and Pracsoft Software specific to headspace Centre to record all client contact and to maintain accurate and comprehensive clinical notes of the psychological service rendered.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : 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

Please submit your resume, cover letter and a supporting statement addressing the key selection criteria in the below position description using the subject line ‘Enhanced Access to Mental Health Clinician – headspace Werribee’ followed by your ‘full name’. For a private and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Priya Hastak at Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

Please quote in application: Enhanced Access to Mental Health Clinician via Pro Bono Australia.




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