headspace Youth Access Clinician (Full Time, Brookvale)
For 50 years, New Horizons have supported tens of thousands of Australians in hundreds of communities to enhance wellbeing. Through the right advice and services, we help customers discover their potential. By putting wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.
If you’re looking for somewhere to pursue your passion and make a difference, then join the headspace team!
We currently have positions available in Brookvale. These roles are part of the expanding headspace team that partner with New Horizons.
This position is a full time maximum term contract ending 30 June 2019 with the potential for extension. Working days are Monday to Friday. Applicant would be required to work Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (9.30am-6pm), Tuesdays (10.30am-7pm) and Friday (8.30-5pm).
The Day to Day
- Develop strong working relationships with young people, family and friends and local services
- Provide Intake and assessments including case planning
- Provide therapeutic and/or psychoeducational brief interventions and care coordination for young people and their families.
- Support young people to access the services they need through consultation and liaison with internal and external service providers according to documented care plans.
- Develop and/or participate in community and youth engagement events, activities and promotions.
- Exercise initiative and judgement, under guidance from the headspace Clinical Lead, to proactively improve customer experiences and service offerings.
Key Competencies and Experience
- Planning and organisational skills to manage case load and prioritise work.
- Judgement and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated capability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of youth health issues and how they impact on young people.
- Technical literacy with proven ability to use Microsoft office and systems for reporting.
Essential Role Requirements
- Recognised tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or other relevant field.
- Minimum 2 years (full time equivalent) demonstrated experience in conducting mental health assessment, mental health psychoeducation and delivery of therapeutic interventions for clients.
- Demonstrated ability to undertake assessment and screening of clients to determine client care needs, (and ability to make timely and sound decisions about interventions required).
- Excellent organisational skills with proven ability to prioritise, work independently and seek consultation as required.
- Awareness of different cultural contexts and ability to deliver culturally sensitive services.
- Strong interpersonal skills, communication and problem-solving skills and ability to form appropriate and effective working relationships with young people, families and key services.
- Sound knowledge of privacy legislation, the principles of informed consent, limits of confidentiality and mandatory reporting guidelines.
- National Criminal History Check (Police Check) and Working with Children Check.
- Valid NSW drivers licence, with ability to drive vehicles in licence C class, including large cars & vans.
- Must be fit to undertake the physical requirements of customer support, including the capacity to lift 10 kilograms unassisted.
You could benefit from:
- Take advantage of the tax benefits available only to employees who work for a not for profit organization – through lower tax deductions, we can pay more money to you each week!
- Work 40 hours per week and have a Rostered Day Off (monthly)
- A supportive culture and working environment
- Professional development opportunities and secondments
- Internal and external learning and development opportunities and workplace mentoring
- Employee Assistance Program providing counselling services
- Access to flexible work arrangements
- Eligibility for our recognition program and celebration of service
Please submit a cover letter that explains how your skills, ability and experience meets the Essential role requirements of this advert.
Applications close 5pm Sunday 24th February 2019 or when a suitable candidate is identified, so apply now, don't wait
If you have any questions in relation to the role please contact Angela Brown, headspace Brookvale Clinical Lead on 02 8404 9054.
New Horizons acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land.
New Horizons values diversity and encourages applications from all people. Our vision is to see happy inclusive communities work together in collaborative and inclusive ways to create opportunity and improve quality of life. Our workforce proudly reflects the local communities we connect with and support.
Name: Angela Brown
Phone: (02) 8404 9054