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Mental Health Clinician - Contractor

Grand Pacific Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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About us

headspace provides support to young people aged 12-25 experiencing mild to moderate or emerging mental health issues. The multidisciplinary team at headspace Tuggeranong work to improve health, social and vocational/educational outcomes for young people.

Grand Pacific Health is the lead agency of headspace headspace Tuggeranong. We are a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation providing locally-tailored, high quality services. Services focus on physical health, mental health, youth health, Aboriginal health & chronic disease management. Grand Pacific Health covers a large portion of South Eastern NSW, the A.C.T and Murrumbidgee region. Our vision is equitable health care where everyone has access to affordable, quality and culturally appropriate health services.

We welcome and encourage applications from people who have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability.

About the Position

We are seeking multiple Mental Health Clinician Contractors experienced in working with young people to ensure best outcomes are delivered in a youth friendly context.

The Mental Health Clinician Contractor will work collaboratively with young people and their support systems (including as appropriate their family or carers and other service providers) to identify their support needs and to develop collaborative care plans. These roles will involve working closely with the other members of the headspace Tuggeranong team and external service providers to maximise care outcomes for young people referred to headspace Tuggeranong. These roles will be based at headspace Tuggeranong in Greenway, Canberra. Hours and days of work will be negotiable within the existing parameters of the overall service hours. All roles are fixed term until 30 June 2022 with possibility for extension. We offer flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance. We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!

What you'll need

Current full AHPRA registration as a clinical psychologist, registered psychologist, or occupational therapist (accredited with OTA as meeting the Australian Competency Standards for occupational therapists in mental health), or accreditation with the AASW as a mental health social worker.

Experience in assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders, provision of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and other evidence-based focused psychological strategies.

Demonstrated understanding of key issues in relation to the health and wellbeing needs of young people with mental health and/or substance use problems.

How to apply

Please visit www.gph.org.au to download the Position Description. Applications must address the selection criteria contained in the position description. Please include a copy of your current CV and email your application to: jobs@gph.org.au or use the "Apply Now" button below.

For more information contact Sandi McGowan, Service Manager headspace Tuggeranong, on smcgowan@gph.org.au and 0448 352 620.

Applications close: 13 June 2021

Our vision for Reconciliation is to improve the health status of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population by improving access and equity to all health services - shared vision, shared journey - same opportunities, same life expectancy.

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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