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Mental Health Clinician – Navigator Program

Organisation : Jesuit Social Services

Location : Melbourne (Collingwood and Sunshine)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Education & Training, Healthcare & Medical, Program Coordination & Management, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction, Education & Training, Families, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Jan, 2021

About the role

About the program


Navigator is a program funded by state government that aims to support disengaged learners aged 12 to 17 years of age and work with them around a return to education or alternative pathway. The program works closely with families and schools and uses assertive outreach, case management and restorative practice to re-engage children back into learning pathways.

Jesuit Social Services is the provider in the Brimbank Melton, Hume Moreland, North Eastern Melbourne and Inner Eastern Melbourne areas, working alongside local schools, services and the regional Department of Education and Training office.


The Connexions program was founded in 1996, in response to the identified needs of marginalised young people experiencing high and complex needs. It seeks to engage young people in relationships of trust and understanding, providing a professional service of flexible therapeutic counselling, clinical assessment, assertive outreach, case management, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol interventions, clinical consultancy, advocacy, and information and referral.

About the role

The Mental Health Clinician will work closely with the Navigator Program Coordinators, to engage with and support the mental health needs of young people on the program, across Hume Moreland, Brimbank Melton and North Eastern Melbourne Navigator regions. Additionally the role is embedded in the Connexions team that will provide specialist support to each of the Navigator teams and program more broadly. 

The Mental Health Clinician role will be integrated into the Navigator program model that consists of Active Hold Support (phone based), Targeted Case Management, long term Case Management and Mental Health specialist support through our Connexions Program. 

This is a full time role and will working across both our Collingwood and Sunshine offices.

An attractive salary, plus superannuation and salary packaging is offered, together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate Requirements

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications and/or experience
  • Ability to engage and work with young people who present with mental health concerns and disengaged from education
  • Previous experience in completing assessments and providing therapeutic interventions
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage programs and work with a team of professionals, across a range of disciplines and experience
  • Build collaborative relationships with a diversity of stakeholders across the sector
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Jesuit Social Services

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

How to apply

The position description can be found on our website www.jss.org.au.

For further information please contact Genevieve Higgins on 0429 047 356.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.  Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 25 January 2021.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.

Please quote in application: Mental Health Clinician - Navigator Program via Pro Bono Australia.


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