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Clinical Lead - Headspace Tuggeranong, Canberra

Organisation Name Headspace
Location All Canberra ACT
Date Posted 2022-01-10
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 833211-1
  • Provide evidence-based therapeutic services to support young people
  • Highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team delivering holistic care
  • Full time contract until June 2023 with the possibility of extension


The Organisation

Headspace provides support to young people aged 12-25 experiencing mild to moderate or emerging mental health issues. The multidisciplinary team also works to improve physical health as well as social and vocational/educational outcomes.
Headspace meets the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them. Young people are at the centre of everything Headspace does and play an active role in designing, developing and evaluating programs. Grand Pacific Health is the lead agency providing locally-tailored services with a focus on young people and Aboriginal health & chronic disease management.

Benefits & Culture
  • Learning and development opportunities, including study leave
  • Flexible work-life balance and personal wellbeing and regular supervision
  • Relocation assistance offered and additional holiday and cultural leave
The Role

This role is a key leadership position providing oversight for the coordination and delivery of clinical services and ensuring that day-to-day clinical work is carried out to the highest standard, to effectively meet the needs of young people and their families.
As a key contributor to the development of evidence-based and innovative clinical services, the role oversees and develops clinical pathways and systems in conjunction with the service manager.
The role requires specific and thorough knowledge of clinical and community mental health approaches, as well as a comprehensive understanding of primary, secondary and tertiary mental health services and best practice guidelines. In this role you will also;
  • Carry a caseload and provide complex clinical assessments
  • Support and guidance to multi-disciplinary staff and contractors
  • Ensure the multi-disciplinary team is provided with supervision
  • Facilitate clinical and caseload reviews and actively manages referrals
  • Have a working with vulnerable people check and access to an insured vehicle
Skills Required

You are a registered psychologist (AHPRA), mental health nurse (ACMHN), occupational therapist (OTA), or social worker (AASW) and meet eligibility for a Medicare provider number. You have advanced clinical skills including clinical triage, assessment, delivery of evidence based, focussed psychological therapies and support of young people at risk.
You have a demonstrated understanding of key issues in relation to the health and wellbeing needs of young people with mental health and/or substance use problems including ability to effectively engage with young people and their family, friends or carers.
You also have;
  • Advanced written communication and the capacity to learn clinical software packages
  • Demonstrated skills in clinical supervision and leadership within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in continuous quality improvement, development & delivery of clinical processes
If you are passionate about working with young people to support their mental health and wellbeing, please submit a resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above. Alternatively contact Erin Macbeth or Kelly Gentle on 02 8243 0570 with any specific questions.
Please note that there is no formal closing date for this role. Early applications are encouraged and suitable candidates may be shortlisted for interview as applications are received.

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