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Senior Youth Access Clinician

  • 500136
  • Youth and Families - Allied Health
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Youth and Families - Nurse
  • Full time closed period contract
  • Part time closed period contract

headspace Katoomba, run by Uniting, aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention.

  • Psychologist (inc Provisional) or Mental Health Social Worker or RN or OT
  • Lead & participate in clinical review; and in intake & assessment
  • Attractive salary + Generous salary packaging benefits  

Role Overview:

This Senior Youth Access Clinician is an an integral role of the leadership structure, providing support and guidance to our clinicians. This role will be responsible for the intake and assessment of young people presenting to the service, determining suitability of the program, and to co-ordinate care for young people within the consortium. This includes ensuring treatment goals are met and adjusting provisions to help the young person meet their identified needs and goals.

As a Senior Youth Access Clinician, your duties include:
• Work within a multidisciplinary team to ensure timely access for consumers and their families.
• Act as a first point of contact within the multidisciplinary team. This includes providing clinical support and supervision, as well as management for clinical and administrative matters, with escalation to line management as required.
• Promote the principles of early intervention, including establishing links with stakeholders and maintaining/strengthening these links.
• Lead and participate in clinical review meetings, treating team consultations and specialist inter-disciplinary consultations, to ensure that a holistic view of care is provided.

Essential Criteria:

• Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (such as Psychology, Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy).
• Registration with a respective professional body (such as AHPRA), or eligibility for registration with AASW.
• Current Australian Driver’s Licence.
• Three (3) years or more experience within the mental health field, providing high quality triage, assessment and evidence based psychological interventions.
• Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and coordinate a comprehensive bio-psychosocial approach and interventions to meet the needs of clients.
• Demonstrated ability to provide high quality assessment and evidence based psychological interventions.
• Ability to contribute to the evaluation and analysis of guidelines, policies and procedures applicable to their clinical/professional work and may be required to contribute to the supervision of discipline specific students.
• Demonstrated a commitment to continuing professional development and may have contributed to workplace education through clinical supervision, training and education through the provision of seminars, lectures or in-services.
• Demonstrated ability to engage and work collaboratively with clients. Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and function autonomously while being able to effectively work in a multidisciplinary team.
• Excellent knowledge of relevant legislation to the service, such as the Mental Health Act (2007) and the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998), and Best Practice guidelines for service delivery in mental health.

Even better:

• Ability Experience working with specific populations of young people (e.g. Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander populations, CALD, LGBTQI).
• Experience working with Drug and Alcohol related issues.

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.

Benefits & culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

  • Generous Salary packaging entitlements
  • Ongoing training & development; Career progression opportunities
  • Rewards program & resources in large network

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera at rrivera@uniting.org or 0438 206 164 .  Reference 500136

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