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Youth Complex Mental Health Clinician

Manning Region Psychologist Contract Employment Applications close 24/09/2021

Provide clinical therapeutic interventions and case coordination services to young people between the ages of 12-25 with, or at risk of developing, severe mental illness.

The role supports integrated access to primary health care, specialist mental health care, family support, educational/vocational engagement and psychological therapies within the identified local areas, in line with the national framework for recovery-oriented mental health service principles.

Success Factors:

  • Degree qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or similar.
  • Membership to appropriate body e.g AHPRA, AASW, PACFA
  • Demonstrated experience delivering therapeutic intervention/counselling
  • Demonstrated extensive experience managing clients with complex mental health needs.
  • Desire to work collaboratively with our team and other service providers.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Current Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check and First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain.
  • Ability to effectively engage with young people, families and carers who are at risk of developing severe mental health issues.
  • Advanced relationship building skills, able to develop networks with a range of government, community and corporate stakeholders to facilitate clear referral pathways.
  • Comprehensive understanding of mental health issues affecting young people, their families and carers including best treatment options.

MOST importantly:

· You connect with our mission; you believe in our vision and we share the same values.

We are looking for a professional individual who has a strong grounding in the provision of person-centered therapy and responses that are tailored to individual needs and circumstance. At all times, Samaritans uses the Recovery model to drive the development of a plan that assists a young person through a process of change to improve their health and wellness and to live a self-directed life, striving to reach their potential. As part of this approach, Samaritans has adopted the Recovery Principles that are:

  • Uniqueness of the individual;
  • Real choices;
  • Attitudes and rights including active listening;
  • Dignity and respect;
  • Partnership and communications; and evaluating recovery

Contact for Pre-Application Enquiries

Samaritans Foundation
Contact Name
Meg McPaul

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