About the role

The role of the Complex 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

Full-time role (38 hours per week)

Fixed term contract for six months, with possibility of extension subject to funding

$86,000 pa (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or other health related discipline with current mental health credentialing allowing for registration with AHPRA, AASW or AAOT, as either Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker or Mental Health Occupational Therapist.
  • 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.
  • Experience with group based youth programs.
  • Skills in utilising single session family therapy skills in day to day work.

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 5 pm Sunday 9 February 2020

V.I.D 1900560

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Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Grant Gibson, Operations Manager headspace on 03 5222 6690.

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

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 5 pm Sunday 9 February 2020

V.I.D 1900560