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Outreach Clinician (Meekatharra)

Advertiser: Youth Focus3.5 out of 53.5 overall rating (6 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
26 Oct 2020
Location
Perth, CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Outreach Clinician (Meekatharra)

Outreach Clinician- Meekatharra

 

  • Part-time position minimum 3 days per week
  • Based in Meekatharra
  • Fixed term position to June 2021 with a possibility of extension

 

Youth Focus is a for-purpose organisation with a mission to optimise life opportunities for young people experiencing challenges in mental health.  The Youth Focus vision is that all young people are able to be healthy, engage in society and enjoy their own well-being and self-determination.

We are seeking an experienced Outreach Clinician to join our team in providing mental health support services to the Meekathara region in collaboration and partnership with local community.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development of a high quality, intervention and intake response to young people local to the Meekatharra area.
  • Working closely with local young people, their families and community services, to engage, assess and coordinate care for local young people.
  • Providing high quality, culturally secure and safe therapeutic interventions and assist in the referral of young people to culturally appropriate programs and community agencies.
  • Participating in cultural and community awareness raising and education activities that promote early help seeking and intervention for mental health and substance use among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Increase client access to services by providing care through a flexible outreach model of service, conducting sessions as and where appropriate and safe for both client and practitioner.
  • Promote Youth Focus services communicate regularly with, and build and maintain collaborative working relationships with health and welfare agencies and the general community.
  • Engage schools, local agencies, GPs, councils and tertiary health services in order to establish a local support network for young people accessing our service.

To be considered for this position, applicants will have:

  • Registration with AHPRA as either a Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience of working in a tier 2/3 youth mental health environment.
  • Extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and awareness of cultural protocols when consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Aboriginal culture and issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their families.
  • Passion for working with young people.
  • Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport and establish positive and constructive relationships with potential partners, community members and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate sessions, activities and group work, within challenging environments.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to be part of a growing organisation having achieved a 30% increase in staff numbers over the last two financial years;
  • Competitive salary with the ability to salary sacrifice up to $15,900 per annum tax-free on a range of benefits, as well as an additional $2,650 per annum tax-free in meal entertainment and entertainment facility leasing expenses;
  • Youth friendly environment, that values and encourages teamwork and innovation;
  • Flexible working arrangements, supportive of individual needs;
  • Above award annual and long service leave (on a pro-rata and continuous service basis);
  • An additional weeks of leave after three and half years of service, and a further week pro-rated after ten years of service;
  • Five weeks of long service leave after five years of service, and a further seven weeks after seven years;
  • Thirteen weeks paid parental leave after twelve months of continuous service plus four weeks paid partner leave;
  • At the start of the third year of service, and additional one precent superannuation employer contribution which increases by one percent for every year of service, up to a maximum of three percent

If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply via Seek by Friday  27 November 2020.

For more information, contact Faith on 08 6266 4333.

Please note:

  • Appointment to the role is subject to the successful candidate providing a clear a National Police Check certificate and Working with Children Check card.
  • Shortlisting will commence immediately and the position may close prior to the date mentioned above if we have found a suitable candidate.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received for our advertised positions, only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted. To those applicants not short-listed, we extend our appreciation for considering headspace as a potential employer.

Youth Focus is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of mental health services. Youth Focus welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

 

www.youthfocus.com.au
54 Goodwood Parade Burswood WA 6100

Outreach Clinician- Meekatharra

 

  • Part-time position minimum 3 days per week
  • Based in Meekatharra
  • Fixed term position to June 2021 with a possibility of extension

 

Youth Focus is a for-purpose organisation with a mission to optimise life opportunities for young people experiencing challenges in mental health.  The Youth Focus vision is that all young people are able to be healthy, engage in society and enjoy their own well-being and self-determination.

We are seeking an experienced Outreach Clinician to join our team in providing mental health support services to the Meekathara region in collaboration and partnership with local community.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development of a high quality, intervention and intake response to young people local to the Meekatharra area.
  • Working closely with local young people, their families and community services, to engage, assess and coordinate care for local young people.
  • Providing high quality, culturally secure and safe therapeutic interventions and assist in the referral of young people to culturally appropriate programs and community agencies.
  • Participating in cultural and community awareness raising and education activities that promote early help seeking and intervention for mental health and substance use among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Increase client access to services by providing care through a flexible outreach model of service, conducting sessions as and where appropriate and safe for both client and practitioner.
  • Promote Youth Focus services communicate regularly with, and build and maintain collaborative working relationships with health and welfare agencies and the general community.
  • Engage schools, local agencies, GPs, councils and tertiary health services in order to establish a local support network for young people accessing our service.

To be considered for this position, applicants will have:

  • Registration with AHPRA as either a Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience of working in a tier 2/3 youth mental health environment.
  • Extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and awareness of cultural protocols when consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Aboriginal culture and issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their families.
  • Passion for working with young people.
  • Demonstrated good communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport and establish positive and constructive relationships with potential partners, community members and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate sessions, activities and group work, within challenging environments.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to be part of a growing organisation having achieved a 30% increase in staff numbers over the last two financial years;
  • Competitive salary with the ability to salary sacrifice up to $15,900 per annum tax-free on a range of benefits, as well as an additional $2,650 per annum tax-free in meal entertainment and entertainment facility leasing expenses;
  • Youth friendly environment, that values and encourages teamwork and innovation;
  • Flexible working arrangements, supportive of individual needs;
  • Above award annual and long service leave (on a pro-rata and continuous service basis);
  • An additional weeks of leave after three and half years of service, and a further week pro-rated after ten years of service;
  • Five weeks of long service leave after five years of service, and a further seven weeks after seven years;
  • Thirteen weeks paid parental leave after twelve months of continuous service plus four weeks paid partner leave;
  • At the start of the third year of service, and additional one precent superannuation employer contribution which increases by one percent for every year of service, up to a maximum of three percent

If this opportunity appeals to you, please apply via Seek by Friday  27 November 2020.

For more information, contact Faith on 08 6266 4333.

Please note:

  • Appointment to the role is subject to the successful candidate providing a clear a National Police Check certificate and Working with Children Check card.
  • Shortlisting will commence immediately and the position may close prior to the date mentioned above if we have found a suitable candidate.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received for our advertised positions, only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted. To those applicants not short-listed, we extend our appreciation for considering headspace as a potential employer.

Youth Focus is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of mental health services. Youth Focus welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?

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