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Job Number : 27472
Type and Location : Clinical / Sydney
Listed By : Aftercare on 6 May 2019
Mental Health Clinician

About Us:

Founded in 1907, Aftercare is the longest serving national mental health charity. We provide wide range of services supporting people's journeys to social and emotional wellbeing.

Aftercare is a values-driven organisation. Our people are passionate about their work. Our culture is professional, fun, friendly, rewarding and collaborative. We have nearly 600 staff in 40 locations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

On offer: 

  • Based in Miranda
  • 2 days per week & Fixed Term (until June 30th 2020)
  • Excellent base salary plus superannuation
  • Plus Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Plus meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Plus Leave loading
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment

Role Overview:

Psychological Support Services provides evidenced based short term focused psychological intervention/treatment for young people at the headspace Centre in the headspace target age range of 12 - 25 years who have a diagnosable moderate, or in some cases severe mental illness, or who have attempted, or are at risk of, suicide or self-harm where access to other services is not appropriate.

  • You wil be responsible for brief and ongoing interventions and the development of collaborative individual care plans to people aged 12 - 25 years.
  • You will function autonomously, as well as work collaboratively with the other clinicians within the program
  • Participate in the planning and development of services for clients with mental health issues and their families, which are consistent with best practice standards and evidence-based care, and are in line with the strategic direction and vision for headspace.
  • Participate in the clinical review and quality assurance processes
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of community partnerships with key external stakeholders, developing effective interfaces across programs within the service as well as participating in relevant research activities


  • Tertiary level education in Social Work (must have AASW mental health accreditation) or Psychology (General or Clinical AHPRA registration)
  • Experience providing clinical mental health interventions
  • Proven judgment and evaluation skills demonstrating a working understanding assessment and care planning
  • Sound understanding of the public, non-government and private mental health systems and programs and associated non-mental health programs in a community setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with people who have or are at risk of developing a mental illness
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated skills in organisation and time-management, including the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills


Apply now!

To apply please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role to

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date for applications on May 31st 2019

Contact Details
Keri Walsh

0432 707 238

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