Early Intervention Mental Health Clinician

  • Taree
  • Samaritans
Early Intervention Mental Health Intake Clinician   headspace  Taree is operated by Samaritans Foundation and part of a national initiative to deliver improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12-25.  Full-time contract until 14th June 2024 The Opportunity:  Working within a dedicated multidisciplinary team that provides ongoing counselling, treatment and support to young people. You will be providing initial intake and assessment and brief interventions of young people and seek to develop and maintain appropriate referral pathways in the local service system to provide therapeutic intervention, group work and community awareness activities to young people and service providers. Why work for us? Our team are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits: Salary Packaging on a range of everyday living expenses (Mortgage, Rent and Bills), up to $611/fortnight Up to 40% off on school enrolment fees at any of our Newcastle Anglican schools Access to 9% discount on Medibank private health insurance + more benefits Meals & Entertainment Salary packaging up to $2,650  Access to Fitness Passport (over 300+gyms) Free access to our corporate Employee Assistance Program Flexible working options (including compressed week, RDO’s, 9-day fortnights).  Career and development opportunities The opportunity to work within an innovative, collaborative team environment About you? With experience in assessment, intervention and evaluation of clinical outcomes with diverse client populations, you will have a network of resources and community services. You will have experience and knowledge of psychological practice in the areas of Child, Adolescent and Family clinical services, as well as a well-developed knowledge of diverse cultures and community needs. You are passionate about advocating on behalf of young people, use your excellent communication skills to work collaboratively with all of your stakeholders, have a genuine appreciation for the importance of documentation, and can work independently as well as being a valued member of the team. Essential Criteria  Tertiary degree qualifications in Social work, Psychology, Nursing or Occupational Therapy; A demonstrated understanding of mental health issues affecting young people and their families and carers; best practice treatment options; support services; and co-morbidities; Demonstrated skills and understanding in working with young people experiencing mental health issues and their families to assess strengths and needs, develop treatment plans collaboratively, and support young people to engage in services at difficult times in their lives; Who we are? Newcastle Anglican is at the core of some of the most well-known businesses within Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast & Mid North Coast organisations. Our service agencies include Anglican Care and Samaritans as well as Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation and 54 Anglican parishes. For more information on who we are and the work we do, visit www.newcastleanglican.org.au. For further information please email our Talent Team at careers@newcastleanglican.org.au To apply click  Apply now!  Please include your cover letter and resume addressing your experience and qualifications. Applications Close: when we find you! Samaritans promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people. You must have the right to live and work in Australia. No agencies or third party applications please. We will consider candidates as they apply and encourage early application. Interviews may commence prior to the closure date