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Youth and Families Enhanced Care Clinician

Advertiser: Barwon Child, Youth and Family3.4 out of 53.4 overall rating (5 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
13 Apr 2021
South West Coast VIC
$90,658 pa (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging
Work Type
Part Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

About BCYF

Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF) is an independent, not-for-profit community service organisation that provides, delivers and develops services, where the need exists, that advance the rights and well-being of children, young people and their families.

About headspace

headspace Geelong provides early intervention mental services to young people aged 12 to 25. headspace Geelong’s lead agency is BCYF.

About the Role

The role of the Youth and Families Enhanced Care Clinician is to resource direct service delivery to young people primarily at risk of severe mental health issues and complex presentations, in addition to providing consultation support, coaching and mentoring to internal colleagues in relation to the appropriate inclusion of family, carers and friends.

This role will directly oversee the coordination of services for young people and their families, including headspace Geelong Youth Mental Health Counselling, Primary Care, AoD and vocational/educational support streams. This role will promote appropriate participation of families/carers, whilst working directly with young people to understand and respond to their unique and changing needs. This role will also promote effective collaboration and stepped care responses for young people requiring intervention from CAMHS, Jigsaw or  acute mental health services.

Vacancy Details

  • This role is 30.4 hours per week
  • Fixed term for 12 months (from date of commencement)
  • Possibility to extend after 12 months 

About You

To be successful in these roles you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or other health related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in working with young people including demonstrated skills in the provision of psychological counselling that is developmentally appropriate and time limited.
  • Demonstrated skills related to client and family engagement, assessment and care coordination. 
  • Demonstrated skills in the provision of consultation and mentoring support to staff.  
  • Experience in risk assessment and in responding to clients with complex needs including low prevalence disorders and psychosis.  
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence.
  • Understanding of the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and evidence based interventions for high prevalence mental health issues including relevant AOD or Dual Diagnosis/Dual Disability experience.
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.

The Application Process

You must address the Key Selection Criteria to be considered for this position. You will find the Position Description and the Application Process in the 'Get Involved' section of our website:

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring continuity of care and support to our clients and staff. With this in mind, if you are shortlisted, we may discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 9 am Tuesday 11 May 2021. 

[V.I.D.No. 2100667]

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