Senior Youth Mental Health Professional (headspace Broome)
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Their primary focus is the mental health and wellbeing of all young Australians and they know that getting help early is the key to resolving these problems quickly. headspace is making a difference where it's need most - with Australia's young people.
headspace Broome is focused on providing young people aged 12 - 25 with support and advice for a range of issues. They provide free services including Counselling, Doctor's Clinics and Vocational support.
About the Region
Broome is located 2,240km north of Perth and has a permanent population of 14,436. Broome promotes a relaxed and easy-going lifestyle, with nearby shopping centres, Sunday markets as well as a broad range of restaurants and entertainment options. It is founded on the traditional lands of the Yaruwu people and is rich in history, culture and beautiful surrounds.
Broome has a deep history in the pearling industry, spanning back to the 1800’s, with memorials throughout the town to commemorate those lost in the early years of pearling. Cable Beach is also a must-see, being named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable that reaches shore there. You can explore its beautiful scenery with a bit of 4WDing at low tide, or you can even take a camel ride every day at sunset!
About the Opportunity
headspace now has an exciting opportunity for a Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse, Mental Health Occupational Therapist or a Social Worker to join their team as a Senior Youth Mental Health Professional. This role is being offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis through to 30 June 2021 with the possibility of extension. This role is based in Broome, WA.
Reporting to the headspace Broome Senior Manager, this role will be responsible for providing youth focused mental health services to young people aged 12 to 25 years who have been clinically diagnosed with a mental health disorder, or may be at risk of developing a mental health disorder and would benefit from the services offered through headspace Broome.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
- Providing short-term, focused therapeutic interventions, psycho-education, support and advocacy to young people and their families;
- Conducting screening of young people to identify individuals with mental health or drug and alcohol problems, or young people who may be at risk;
- Providing supervision, support and consultation to the headspace clinical team and other service providers at headspace Broome;
- Leading the clinical intake and reviewing processes of the service; and
- Providing skills training to young people, including coping skills, life skills, anger management, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
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What you need to succeed
To be considered for this position you will hold tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Nursing, Social Work and/or Occupational Therapy with proven experience delivering evidence-based interventions such as narrative therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy.
You will demonstrate a broad understanding of mental health issues as they relate to youth and have the ability to lead a multidisciplinary team, including the provision of clinical supervision, case load review and effective facilitation of clinical review.
Importantly, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly in the ability to relate to, connect and engage with youth in the 12-25 years age bracket, in a culturally appropriate manner.
The ideal candidate will also possess:
- “C” Class drivers licence;
- National Police Clearance, and;
- Working with Children Check.
Please note: Previous candidates need not apply.
About the Benefits
This is a rewarding opportunity to engage the youth of the Kimberley region and help them overcome the issues they face regarding mental health. headspace is looking for a passionate and caring individual who is dedicated to making a real difference in young people’s lives.
headspace is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged, but are often paid for by headspace. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a desire to step into a highly rewarding role in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa from $94,399 to $102,323* per annum, dependent on experience, plus a further range of benefits, including:
- District allowance of $2,920 p.a. (single) or $5,840 p.a. (double);
- Accommodation allowance of $13,000;
- Electricity allowance of $1,440;
- 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata) to explore your beautiful surrounds.
- Generous Salary Sacrificing opportunities that can bring this package up to the value of $125,000 pa* dependent on your personal circumstances.
(*Salary package value is dependent on your personal circumstances and ability to maximise salary packaging benefits. KAMS recommends all staff obtain independent financial advice in regards to salary packaging.)
People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
This opportunity won't last long - if you think you have what it takes and want to join the headspace team, don't wait - Apply Now!
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