September 14, 2018

Graduate Mental Health Clinician

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Full Time, based in Adelaide CBD
  • Competitive salary and generous salary packaging opportunities

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) ensures the provision of early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people aged 12 – 25 years who are at risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis based on the Early Psychosis Prevention Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model of care.

headspace are seeking two Graduate Mental Health Clinicians to join headspace Adelaide and work across the hYEPP in order to build skills and capacity in working with an evidence based model that supports people aged 12-25 years, who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis, or at risk of developing psychosis.

The hYEPP team comprises of three clinical services that work together as an integrated service, supporting young people across their episode of care, from early detection, acuity, early recovery and through to functional recovery. Within the placement period, the Graduate Mental Health Clinicians will have exposure to all three teams, which are the Continuing Care Team, Mobile Assertive Team and the Functional Recovery Team. The aim of this placement is for the incumbents to understand the delivery of the EPPIC model in practice, as well as build competency in assessment, case management, psycho-social rehabilitation and therapeutic interventions. The Graduates will also experience hYEPP community engagement initiatives, designed to support community awareness, education and reduction of stigma around psychosis.

headspace is seeking individuals who have an approved tertiary qualification in an allied health discipline, including social work, psychology (clinical, counselling), mental health nursing, and occupational therapy, and have eligibility for membership of the appropriate professional body. The incumbents will have an understanding of mental health disorders, particularly psychosis and principles of early intervention, as well as an understanding of the needs of young people with mental health issues. Furthermore, you will have highly developed communication skills, both verbal and written, a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships and a strong ability to work in a highly productive environment managing multiple tasks.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Competitive remuneration is offered, dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications Close: Monday 1 October 2018 at 9:00am

For more information: Please contact Lisa Greene, headspace Adelaide Manager, on 1800 063 267

Application Process: To apply please visit headspace website at  https://www.headspace.org.au/about-us/work-for-us/

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