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Access & Intake Worker - headspace Maroochydore & Gympie

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Job Listing Date
13 Jan 2021
Location
Sunshine Coast
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Access & Intake Worker - headspace Maroochydore & Gympie

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, vocational support, and alcohol and other drug services. To find out more about headspace visit www.headspace.org.au

Youturn is a not-for-profit organisation that started in 1989 to help address youth homelessness in Noosa.  Since then, the organisation and grown and evolved, and now provides health and social services to over 6,000 young people and their families annually, to assist them in achieving their full potential.

Youturn is the lead agency of five headspace centres across Southern Queensland that focus on early intervention for young people through a range of services.

You'll find out more about Youturn at youturn.org.au

The purpose of the Access and Intake Worker position is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to headspace Gympie.  

The Access and Intake Worker will work closely with the larger headspace Maroochydore team and will be an experienced professional with knowledge and experience in working with youth and mental health.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • Essential: Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, occupational therapy or mental health nursing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake initial screening activities and a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment to determine client care needs, and provide appropriate follow up support.
  • Experience in the delivery of brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and treatment planning.
  • Highly developed communication (including written) and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with young people, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, clients, carers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver individual or group based skills training activities to assist clients’ psychosocial functioning (eg. life skills, anger management, problem solving, conflict resolution etc).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a risk assessment, including suicide risk and violence.
  • Ability to use a desktop computer, with familiarity with the Microsoft Windows environment and Microsoft Office applications, and capacity to learn how to use a new clinical software package for keeping of electronic client records

For more information about this role contact People & Culture for the position description.

Other Requirements

  • Hold a current ‘C’ class open driver’s license
  • Hold a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) issued by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please review the selection criteria carefully to determine your suitability for the role. Your application will need to include a current CV, and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria. 

Please note that applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. 

CLOSING DATE:  Tuesday 26 January 2021

CLOSING TIME:   3.00pm

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, vocational support, and alcohol and other drug services. To find out more about headspace visit www.headspace.org.au

Youturn is a not-for-profit organisation that started in 1989 to help address youth homelessness in Noosa.  Since then, the organisation and grown and evolved, and now provides health and social services to over 6,000 young people and their families annually, to assist them in achieving their full potential.

Youturn is the lead agency of five headspace centres across Southern Queensland that focus on early intervention for young people through a range of services.

You'll find out more about Youturn at youturn.org.au

The purpose of the Access and Intake Worker position is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to headspace Gympie.  

The Access and Intake Worker will work closely with the larger headspace Maroochydore team and will be an experienced professional with knowledge and experience in working with youth and mental health.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • Essential: Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, occupational therapy or mental health nursing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake initial screening activities and a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment to determine client care needs, and provide appropriate follow up support.
  • Experience in the delivery of brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and treatment planning.
  • Highly developed communication (including written) and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with young people, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, clients, carers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver individual or group based skills training activities to assist clients’ psychosocial functioning (eg. life skills, anger management, problem solving, conflict resolution etc).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a risk assessment, including suicide risk and violence.
  • Ability to use a desktop computer, with familiarity with the Microsoft Windows environment and Microsoft Office applications, and capacity to learn how to use a new clinical software package for keeping of electronic client records

For more information about this role contact People & Culture for the position description.

Other Requirements

  • Hold a current ‘C’ class open driver’s license
  • Hold a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) issued by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please review the selection criteria carefully to determine your suitability for the role. Your application will need to include a current CV, and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria. 

Please note that applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. 

CLOSING DATE:  Tuesday 26 January 2021

CLOSING TIME:   3.00pm

The application form will include these questions:
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a Tertiary qualification in psychology, social work, occupational therapy or mental health nursing?

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