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Mental Health Clinician

Organisation Name Grand Pacific Health (GPH)
Location Southern Highlands & Tablelands
Date Posted 2021-11-19
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 820516
  • Provide evidence-based therapeutic services to support young people
  • Highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team delivering holistic care
  • Work across two locations; Yass 3 days a week and Goulburn for 2 days


The Organisation
Grand Pacific Health (GPH) delivers quality, affordable, and culturally appropriate health care and support services in regional and remote communities across south-eastern NSW, the ACT, and Murrumbidgee including Goulburn. GPH leads in primary health care, community mental health, and suicide prevention. It focuses on youth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, rural residents, and people experiencing disadvantage.  

headspace Goulburn, operated by GPH, offers free youth health services for young people aged 12-25 as well as outreach services in Yass three days a week. The centre provides a collaborative, holistic model of care to support the health and wellbeing of young people, with a focus on mental health and to maximise care outcomes for young people.

Benefits & Culture
  • Join an organisation that promotes flexibility, work-life balance, and personal wellbeing support
  • Regular supervision and support
  • Learning and development opportunities, including study leave
  • Relocation assistance offered to help you settle in
  • Additional holiday and cultural leave
  • Work full or part-time across Yass and Goulburn locations
  • Use of clinic car or KM reimbursement for travel between locations

The Role
Reporting to the Service Manager and Clinical Lead, this position provides early intervention mental health services across Yass and Goulburn. You will work collaboratively with young people aged 12 to 25 and foster a youth-friendly, socially and culturally inclusive experience. 
Specifically, you will:
  • Provide psycho-social assessment and evidence-based psychological strategies to individuals and groups
  • Maximise care outcomes for young people through collaboration with internal multidisciplinary team and external service providers
  • Conduct risk assessments, build safety with clients, and regularly assess current levels of risk
  • Deliver clinical support, advice, and coordinate referrals to specialist services
  • Work collaboratively with clients, families, carers, and support networks to identify their support needs, goals and develop collaborative care plans

Skills Required
You are a mental health professional who is highly collaborative, supportive, and has a passion for providing comprehensive care to at-risk young people living in remote locations. You have a high level of emotional competency and possess:
  • Full registration with AHPRA, OTA, or AASW as a mental health clinician
  • Ability to effectively engage and connect with young people and their support network
  • Experience in the assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders
  • Skills providing evidence-based psychological strategies including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
  • Understanding of health and wellbeing challenges experienced by young people with mental health and/or substance use problems
  • High-level computer literacy, reporting competency, and capacity to learn new technologies
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle with comprehensive insurance
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

If you are passionate about working with young people within remote communities to support their mental health and wellbeing, please submit a resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above. Alternatively, contact Erin Macbeth on 02 8243 0570 with any specific questions.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.