Youth Complex Mental Health Clinician
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.
- 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.
· 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