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Headspace – Stride Mental Health is looking for a Mental Health Clinician (MBS)

Job title: Mental Health Clinician (MBS)

About the organisation

We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention. Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey. As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We’re here to Stride.

About the service

Headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people aged 12-25, who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.

About the opportunity

This is an exciting position for our headspace service, involving the opportunity to conduct group and individual interventions both at schools and at our Hurstville and Miranda Centres. The successful applicant will be:

  • Excited about the opportunity to champion and rollout a new program SchoolSpace in 2023
  • An experienced Mental Health Practitioner who has a passion for working with young people
  • Willingness to facilitate high standard therapeutic group interventions to young people presenting with mild to moderate mental health issues
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders
  • The role will be co-located at one or more schools during school terms, and headspace Centres Hurstville and Miranda during school holidays

On Offer

  • Based in Miranda
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE) & Permanent
  • Paying on HPSS Level 3 (above award payment for highly experienced clinicians) plus Super
  • Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Leave loading at 17.5%
  • One paid wellbeing leave day per year
  • Purchase up to 5 additional leave days in a 12 month period (pro rata entitlement if part-time)
  • Stride Rewards – access to discounts from 100s of retailers (fashion, food and fitness)
  • Reflective practice supervision
  • Excellent training and career development
  • Supportive team environment

Role Overview

As part of the multidisciplinary team, the Clinician will provide focused psychological strategies tailored to meet the individual needs of the young people and families accessing the service within a community based mental health care setting. As well as working with relevant service systems to respond appropriately to their mental health and developmental needs.

  • Providing high standard assessments, psychological, counselling and therapeutic interventions
  • Opportunities to run group programs
  • Liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders

Requirements

  • Must have one of the following: General AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Occupational Therapist OR Mental
  • Health Nurse OR AASW registration as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Extensive & demonstrated experience providing clinical services to young people (12-25 years)
  • Well-developed judgment and evaluation skills demonstrating a working understanding assessment and care planning
  • Sound understanding of the public, non-government and private mental health systems and programs and associated non-mental health programs in a community setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with people who have or are at risk of developing a mental illness
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated skills in organisation and time-management, including the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a WWCC
  • Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.

For more details please contact them:

Practice contact number: 02 9575 1500

Practice contact email: headspace.miranda@stride.com.au