Clinical Lead- headspace Taree
Co-ordinate the clinical service delivery for young people aged 12 – 25 years in conjunction with a team of co-located, salaried and privately contracted clinicians within a clinical governance framework
We are seeking a proactive and experienced professional to be responsible for co-ordinating the clinical service delivery for young people aged 12 – 25 years accessing headspace Taree. This is an exciting opportunity to help create and grow a new service with support provided by the team in Taree and colleagues in similar roles in other regions.
The role will involve working in conjunction with a team of co-located, salaried and privately contracted clinicians within a clinical governance framework. In consultation with the Centre Manager, the Clinical Lead will monitor clinical service quality and clinical outcomes and provide clinical supervision to intake staff.
We are seeking someone with a strong background in mental health early intervention and clinical services for young people that is passionate about improving the lives of young people and delivering culturally appropriate services.
At Samaritans, we focus on developing strengths and you will be well supported to pursue your personal and professional goals.
- Tertiary degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or similar as well as substantial work experience in child and adolescent mental health settings
- Eligibility for membership of relevant professional association or membership of registration body or working towards same
- Demonstrated evidence based clinical skills in assessment and working with young people and their families/carers in a mental health and/ or drug and alcohol setting
- An understanding of the needs of young people with a mental illness, including engagement with the mental health service system.
- Ability to advocate for improved accessibility for young people across a number of service systems
- Ability to provide effective leadership and multi-disciplinary teamwork skills in relation to the management of risk within a youth mental health setting
- Ability to develop, manage and monitor performance outcomes for programs and activities
- Ability to provide formal and informal clinical supervision to staff that incorporates self - reflection and development.
- Highly developed interpersonal, public relations and communication skills, including sound oral and writing skills.
- An understanding of and commitment to Child Protection legislation and OH&S principles
You must also have a current First Aid Certificate, Driver’s Licence, WWCC & NDIS Worker Screening Check
Contact for Pre-Application Enquiries
- headspace Taree (Samaritans Foundation)
- Contact Name
- Meg McPaul