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Senior Clinician - headspace Southport

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Reference: 4695977

We are seeking a Full-time Senior Clinician for our headspace service in the heart of Southport, near the water.

  • Work for a dynamic, family-friendly and inclusive organisation
  • Ongoing position.
  • Support the youth in a great location
  • Have additional 'wellbeing' days off including a day off for your birthday
  • Increase your take home pay with salary packaging up to 18,540 p.a.

About headspace Southport

headspace Southport is part of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, and Lives Lived Well (LLW), providing early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12-25 years. headspace Southport provides a range of associated services aimed in promoting young peoples' wellbeing.

headspace Southport is one of 6 identified services in Australia providing specialist early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care services for young people at risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff by fostering a flexible, family-friendly work culture. We provide wellbeing days off each year, in addition to annual leave. As an employee of a registered charity, you can increase your take home pay by salary sacrificing up to $18,540 towards everyday expenses, meals and entertainment.

About the Role

We are looking for a passionate and energetic Senior Clinician who will work collaboratively with the team and other senior clinicians across the program. The Senior Clinician will contribute to the planning and development of services for young people and their families which are consistent with best practice standards.

In addition, you will:

  • Oversee the intake and allocation of new young people,
  • Lead clinical review and quality assurance processes,
  • Provide supervision to staff,
  • Attend business and professional development meetings
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of community partnerships with key external stakeholders,
  • Develop effective interfaces across programs within the service
  • Facilitate relevant research activities

Also, you will be required to work on a rotating roster covering a 7-day week and outside office hours.

The successful candidate will need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Nursing.
  • Current Registration in AHPRA or AASW (or eligible to).
  • Demonstrated experience in acute mental health care
  • Clinical experience and skills within youth mental health of a minimum of five years (desirable)
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Problem solving, negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to consult with team members, other professionals and outside agencies.
  • Excellent knowledge of and demonstrated skills in crisis intervention and risk management.
  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage and work collaboratively with young people.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality assessment and evidence-based psychological interventions
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of early psychosis rationale and principles
  • Hold a Working with Children Check (e.g. Blue Card)
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence
  • Ability to work on weekends and outside office hours.

Are you interested?

If so, we want you to apply by sending your current resume and a cover letter to the link below through to our careers website.

If you want to get more information on this great role please email

Confirmation of employment will be subject to candidate's possession of a Current Australian Drivers Licence, Blue Card and completed National Police History Check.

Lives Lived Well is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of social, cultural and gender backgrounds that reflect our community including First Australians.

Applications Close: 28 May 2019