Senior Youth Access Clinician - headspace

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Reference No: FLO1052

Flourish Australia

Applications Closing: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 00:00
  • Unique clinical opportunity, working for a leading youth organisation
  • Realise your professional potential in a recovery-focused person-led service

headspace Bankstown is looking for an experienced recovery focused Senior Youth Access Clinician to join the teamThe position available is part-time (0.8 FTE) working four 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.

The Senior Youth Access Clinician will be responsible for:

  • Delivering quality, evidence-based recovery focused mental health services including assessments, individualised person-centered planning and coordination, and the delivery of relevant therapeutic interventions.
  • Designing treatment plans and relevant interventions to assist the young person to drive their own recovery plan.
  • Coordinating supports with internal and external service providers including medical professionals, Government Departments and services, non-government organisations and schools.
  • Providing supervision, support, guidance, and mentoring of students and provisionally registered psychologists.
  • Ensuring compliance with directions from AHPRA and other government bodies and organisations.
  • Identifying and implementing community based activities that will support the social and emotional well being of the individual on their recovery journey
  • Offering education and guidance on clinical matters.

Flourish Australia is seeking to employ proactive and motivated individuals, who enjoy both teamwork and working autonomously. The successful candidates will have significant experience working within the Mental Health sector combined with relevant qualifications.You must also be currently registered, or eligible for 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:
  • Possession of tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or other allied health discipline, and eligibility for membership of an appropriate professional body; and eligibility to register with Medicare Australia as an MBS Primary Care provider or an Allied Mental Health Professional provider.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience and have (or are eligible to receive) National or State registration.
  • 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.
Other Information:


  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900;
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions;
  • Generous leave provisions including paid parental leave;
  • 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: FLO1052).

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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