Youth Access Clinician - headspace

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Reference No: FLO1053

Flourish Australia

Applications Closing: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 00:00
  • Exciting opportunity to work with youth access and vocational teams at headspace Bankstown
  • Work with a dynamic and innovative recovery-focused youth organisation
  • Ongoing professional support provided with extensive clinical supervision and professional development opportunities

headspace Bankstown is looking for an experienced Youth Access Clinician to join the team! The position available is part-time (0.6 FTE) working three days a week. 

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation supporting young people aged 12-25 years with their mental & general health care needs. headspace provides young people with the opportunity to seek help early. headspace brings together local health services under the one roof making it easier for young people and their families to find the information they need.

In this rewarding role you will be responsible for the provision of clinical mental health services for the youth in Bankstown including:

  • Delivering quality, evidence-based recovery focused mental health services including assessments, individualised person-centered planning and coordination, therapeutic interventions and specialised career development services.
  • Identifying and implementing community based activities that will support the social and emotional well being of the young person on their recovery journey
  • Offering initial education and guidance on routine clinical matters and co-designing vocational plans with the young person, incorporating input from family, friends and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Providing support and information to family and significant others, by engaging in telephone and/or face-to-face contact with families of young people
  • Promoting family involvement in treatment planning through collaboration with the headspace Bankstown team
  • Providing assistance with job seeking, job applications and interview preparation by liaising with local employment/education service providers or accompanying young people to interviews where appropriate.
  • In collaboration with clinical staff; developing, promoting and delivering family forums and education sessions for families and significant others.

Flourish Australia is seeking to employ a proactive and motivated individual, who enjoys both teamwork and working autonomously. The successful candidate will have experience working within the Mental Health sector combined with relevant qualifications. You must also be currently registered, or be actively working towards registration (National or State) as a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or other allied health professional.

Category: Community Development
Field: Community
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: South West Sydney
About us

One in four young people have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months – a higher prevalence than all other age groups. headspace provides early intervention mental health services to young people who present with mental health issues, 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. 

Flourish Australia has a long and proud history of providing recovery-oriented mental health services in Australia. We offer a range of services to meet the different needs of those with a lived experience of a mental health issue. This includes help with finding a home that is safe and secure, assistance with training and getting a job, or encouragement to develop friendships and learn new things.

Our positions are open to all suitably qualified applicants. We have a strong commitment to participation of people with lived experience of mental health issues in our workforce. We value diversity and encourage applications from suitably qualified people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds, people from CALD and LGBTI communities and mature age candidates.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Possess tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or other allied health discipline recognised by the tertiary mental health services sector
  • Have relevant experience working with youth
  • Are able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of recovery focused practice
  • Have a clear understanding and/or knowledge of the concept and impact of mental health in the community
  • Are able to demonstrate the importance of, and have a clear and strong understanding of, the value of team work
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to impart knowledge in a learning environment
  • Are able to demonstrate a flexible approach to service delivery
  • Have a high degree of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience with report writing and electronic client information management systems
  • Hold a valid current driver's licence
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • Experience in the employment sector in combination with skills in the youth mental health field
  • Tertiary qualifications at a diploma or degree level in related vocational services, employment services, career development, education, occupational therapy or a related field.
Other Information:


  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900;
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions;
  • Career development opportunities; and
  • Comprehensive infrastructure including fleet motor vehiclesmobile phones and other resources for work purposes.

Appointments will be subject to satisfactory Australian residency/visa, National Criminal Record checks, and Working With Children Check. 

Position Description: Download position description
How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit our website (reference: FLO1053).

For further information, please contact Clinical and Operations Manager, Emely Tuncdoruk. E: (please do not email applications)

Date posted: 06 March 2020

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