Youth Access Clinician - headspace Northam

Northam & Wheatbelt
Healthcare & Medical
Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Part Time
Posted 22d ago

2 X Youth Access Clinicians (headspace Northam)


  • Northam based roles
  • Part time opportunity (Tuesday and Wednesday 9am - 5pm, Thurs 11-7pm)
  • 2 nights accommodation provided or Drive in drive out options will be considered
  • Fixed-term until 30 June 2022 - with possibility of extension


The headspace mission is to collaborate to design and deliver innovative ways of working with young people to strengthen their mental health and wellbeing.

headspace provides a holistic approach to supporting all young people who enter their centres by providing support through four core areas: mental health, physical (including sexual) health, alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.

headspace Northam is part of a national network of over 100 headspace centres operating across Australia with the vision of all young Australians being supported to be mentally health and engaged in their communities.


Our new headspace Northam satellite office is currently seeking 2 x Youth Access Clinicians who will be responsible for developing and providing a high quality, early intervention intake response to young people, their families and community services. We will consider candidates willing to travel to Northam and accommodation will be provided for 2 nights. Alternatively, Drive in/Drive out options will be considered for the right candidate.

About the Role

  • Work under the direction of Clinical Team Coordinator to provide youth friendly mental health services within the headspace Midland Centre and Northam Satellite
  • Provide a comprehensive intake service to young people, community members and professionals seeking services at headspace Midland Centre and Northam Satellite including receiving and processing telephone and faxed referrals.
  • Conduct initial screening assessments with young people and their families in order to provide an immediate response of either external or internal referral.
  • Provide psycho-social assessment using the agreed headspace Midland Centre and Northam Satellite tool, to determine client suitability for ongoing headspace Midland Centre and Northam Satellite services.
  • Deliver evidence-based brief interventions, including single session therapies, group interventions and problem solving, with young people and their families.
  • Provide specialist youth mental health support to consortium partners and co-located services.
  • Develop case formulations and care plans.
  • Provide case co-ordination to ensure smooth referral transition.
  • Maintain accurate and timely case notes and records in approved database system.
  • Participate in regular clinical case review meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate clinical service pathway and service delivery.

About You

To be successful in the position you will demonstrate:


  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline - Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing or equivalent.
  • Membership with an appropriate professional body.
  • Minimum of three years experience delivering mental health support, services or programs to young people, their families and carers with a tier 2/3 provider.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to engage, work with and coordinate care for young people aged 12 to 25 years in areas of mental health and substance use intervention.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to undertake screening and assessment to determine young person’s needs, level of risk and to refer to other services as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality assessment and evidence based psychosocial interventions.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • National Police Clearance
  • ‘C’ Class driver’s Licence
  • Working with Children Check Card

What we Offer

  • An opportunity to be part of an innovative, diversified and growing organisation.
  • Competitive salary with ongoing industry benchmarking and access to salary packaging.
  • Comprehensive training, induction and support within the role as well as ongoing quality supervision and professional development opportunities.
  • Above award annual leave, long service leave and superannuation entitlements, which increase in line with tenure.
  • Generous employer paid parental leave.
  • Vibrant staff engagement, talent management and recognition program with generous staff prizes.


Please send through a resume, cover letter and statement addressing the above mentioned selection criteria detailed under the section "About You".

Applications close on 11th June 2021.

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.
  • 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.


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



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