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Organisation : Orygen

Location : Melbourne (Sunshine )

Work type : Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Support Services, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction, Families, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 3 Oct, 2021

About the role

    • Join a leader in youth mental health, revolutionising services to our young people
    • Make a real difference in access to care for young people
    • Well regarded supervision and career development opportunities in clinical care and research
    • Access to generous NFP salary packaging and flexible work/life balance arrangements

The Opportunity:

Be part of a supportive and inclusive multidisciplinary team that is passionate about delivering quality and safe primary clinical services to young people experiencing mental ill-health in the Sunshine community. Pursue a career that is fulfilling and rewarding making a real difference in the lives of young people and their families. 

If you have a passion for the field of youth mental health and share Orygen’s values of respect, accountability, teamwork, excellence, and innovation, then please apply to be part of headspace Sunshine and join the Orygen team to revolutionise youth mental health. 


The role and your impact:

Part-time (0.6 FTE) fixed term position until 30 June 2022, with potential for further employment.  

Working within a multidisciplinary team, the Access Team Clinician will be well supported operationally and clinically to provide high quality, early intervention intake, and 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 Sunshine; 
  • Assist in the referral of young people to appropriate programs (including research interventions) either within the headspace Sunshine or other community agencies; and
  • Participate in community awareness-raising activities that promote early help-seeking for mental health and substance use problems in young people.

Your role as the Access Team Clinician aims to improve access to services and continuity of care for young people across four core streams of service: mental health; alcohol and other drugs; primary care; and social recovery/vocational services. 


About you:

Essential to this role is that you will have approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing). You will have full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for full registration with AASW. In addition, you will bring:

  • 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.


To view the FULL selection criteria and learn more about this opportunity, please go to to view the Position Description or contact Sasha Preece at for a confidential discussion.


Salary and benefits:

Depending on your skills and experience, a salary of $58,707 – $77,025 p.a. pro-rata is offered plus superannuation and access to generous NFP salary packaging.


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, an employee assistance program, well-regarded supervision and a supportive team, career growth and development opportunities, purposeful work that makes a real difference to lives of young people and their families and carers and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen

The why behind what we do is important. We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on this outcome. Orygen is leading and redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care. Find out more on our website.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: ACCESS TEAM CLINICIAN, HEADSPACE SUNSHINE via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction, #Families, #Mental_Health, #Youth_and_Young_People

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