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Clinical Consultant/Camp Counsellor

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Job Listing Date
26 Feb 2019
Work Type
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation (AKKF) is an innovative, exciting and growing not for profit organisation, which provides exceptional services and support to children and adolescents who live with a parent, guardian, or other family member affected by mental illness.

We are looking for energetic and creative mental health clinicians to provide clinical support during AKKF’s therapeutic recreational camps. AKKF camps provide young people (aged 8-18) living in families affected by mental illness with psychoeducation, peer support and respite in a fun, positive, and safe environment. AKKF camps are held at various locations in NSW, ACT, QLD, and NT from Friday 16:30 until debrief on Sunday at 15:30. 

The Clinical Consultants role is a casual position. Successful applicants will ideally attend a minimum of three camps per year and may be asked to travel interstate.  In addition to “key responsibilities and qualifications” listed below, fuller expectations of this role are outlined in the AKKF Clinical Consultant Guide (provided upon successful recruitment, or when deemed appropriate by the National Clinical Coordinator). 

Key responsibilities

During Camp:

  • Review camper files, identify areas of clinical concern and care plan with KK staff;
  • Support staff (particularly Leaders) to monitor and manage clinical issues (including challenging behaviours) during camp and record daily progress notes;
  • Provide support to campers where emotional/behavioural/social difficulties are identified and;
  • Oversee the management of risk issues, including consulting with relevant KK staff, notifying appropriate persons (parents/ FaCS etc) and safety planning (for short-term and longer-term care).  

Post Camp:

  • Provide clinical follow-up (as required) within 5 days following camp. For example, phoning a parent, emailing a school counsellor, notifying child protection services;
  • Follow KK Handover procedures (as outlined in ‘The Guide”) and report to the Clinical Coordinator and;
  • Ensure all clinical consults and follow-up are appropriately documented on the KK database. 

Qualifications Required: 

  1. Post-graduate study in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Nursing with current AHPRA/ AASW/ ACMHN registration;
  2. Experience working in child and adolescent community mental health, at or above: Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist Level 3, Social Worker Level 3, Clinical Nurse Specialist 2;
  3. Demonstrated skills in triage, assessment, treatment, and care planning of child and adolescent mental health problems and family relationship problems;
  4. Demonstrated experience in multidisciplinary teamwork including leadership, supervision and liaison skills;
  5. Computer literacy and demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills and;
  6. Willingness to attend a minimum of three camps per calendar year.


Criminal Record and Working With Children’s checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. 

To Apply:

Via the link on or email with CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?

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