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Youth Counsellor

Job Search - Cockburn Central, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Full-time role
  • Located in Geraldton
  • $75,000 - $85,000 per annum, pro-rata plus super

headspace Geraldton is currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Full-Time Youth Counsellor to provide comprehensive and best-practice, youth friendly mental health services within our headspace Geraldton centre.

Key duties

  • Work under the direction of headspace Geraldton Clinical Lead to provide youth friendly, mental health services within the headspace Geraldton centre.
  • Provide a comprehensive intake service to young people, community members and professionals seeking services at headspace Geraldton, including receiving and processing telephone and faxed referrals.
  • Engage, assess, implement and coordinate the clinical care for young people and their families accessing headspace Geraldton.
  • Assist in the referral of young people to appropriate programs either within headspace Geraldton or other community agencies.
  • Participate in community awareness raising activities that promote early help seeking and intervention for mental health and substance use.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in a tier 2/3 youth mental health environment, with people, families and community organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to engage, work with and coordinate care for young people aged 12 to 25 years in areas of mental health and substance use intervention.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to undertake screening and assessment to determine young person’s needs level of risk and to refer to other services as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
  • Experience with or an understanding of Bush Adventure Therapy (BAT) and the four key mechanisms for change that inform the clinical implementation of it as a practice option in a mental health context.
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, government policies and strategic directions in relation to mental health and alcohol and other drug disorders, particularly as it relates to young people.

If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply via Seek prior to Wednesday 26 May 2021.

Please note:

Appointment to the role is subject to the successful candidate providing a clear a National Police Check certificate and Working with Children Check card.

Cockburn Central, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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