About the organisation
headspace Wagga Wagga provides young people with access to Allied Health Professionals and community supports to assist them to access the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence to live healthy and happy lives. headspace Wagga Wagga also engages in community awareness and seeks to develop and implement innovative programs to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the region. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region is the lead agency for headspace Wagga Wagga and is supported by a Consortium.
Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities, and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.
With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.
About the role
The headspacePLUS Mental Health Clinician is responsible for undertaking individual assessments and providing focused psychological strategies for young people with complex or high mental health and/or drug and alcohol needs. Additionally, the Plus Mental Health Clinical will be required to provide clinical care coordination and to support families/carers involved in the YP’s care.
Your new role
In consultation with the Manager, headspace Wagga Wagga, the Mental Health Clinician is to:
- Assess, treat, and support young people with, or at risk of, severe mental illness, who experience considerable disadvantage when accessing (or attempting to access) services.
- Carry a case load of between 15-25 young people with a severity of presenting needs relating to level of risk, duration of illness, complexity or intensity of treatment required.
- Engage with young people aged 12-25 who are (or are at risk of) experiencing a mental health or drug and alcohol problem.
- Liaising with other multidisciplinary staff to co-ordinate, facilitate and communicate client treatment including attendance at relevant case meetings.
What you’ll need to succeed
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in any of the following disciplines: Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Psychology.
- Extensive experience in assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders or at risk of, severe mental illness, who experience considerable disadvantage when accessing (or attempting to access) services.
- Knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use;
- knowledge, skills, and expertise for provision of culturally appropriate and socially inclusive services to young
This is an ongoing, part-time position – based in Wagga Wagga, NSW.
For the full list of duties and the selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.
What you’ll get in return
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Mental Health Clinician via Pro Bono Australia.
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