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Youth Mental Health Access Clinician (24146)

  • Part Time Fixed Term Contract (0.6 or 0.8 eft negotiable) to 30th June 2018.
  • SCHADS level 5 dependent on qualifications and experience + 9.5 % Employer superannuation
  • Access to generous salary packaging options
  • Located in Abbotsford

About us

Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

YSAS provides a range of health and welfare services that enable young people and families to overcome problems associated with substance use, mental health and behaviours such as offending and deliberate self-harm. We provide practical support and evidence based clinical services for young people experiencing serious problems, but also intervene as early as possible with those at risk to prevent problems from escalating and becoming entrenched.

The headspace Collingwood model brings together key organisations experienced in the delivery of primary care, mental health, alcohol and drug services, social welfare and vocational education for young people.  The headspace Collingwood consortium comprises membership from Austin Health, Jesuit Social Services, North West Melbourne PHN, Mind Australia, St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne) Ltd and Co Health.  This strategic alliance aims to establish a community of collaborative youth services improving access for young people aged 12-25 years at risk of or suffering from mental health and alcohol and other drug issues.  headspace Collingwood is co-located a range of other services and private practitioners (allied health professionals and GP’s) who provide in-reach sessions.

About the position

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from health practitioners including mental health nurses, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who provide high quality, intake/assessment and treatment services to young people, their families/carers and community professional/agencies. This role is to provide initial screening and clinical assessment, care planning development, support and the provision of brief interventions to young people within the headspace target group.  

In addition, the role will facilitate access to appropriate services as indicated by assessment and care planning processes, and will include direct service to young people, families and carers as well as consultation and support to other professionals, agencies and members of the community engaged in the young person’s care.  This position may also involve community engagement activities, projects, group work and/or or support in an outreach setting.

Reporting to the Senior Youth Mental Health Access Clinician, this role will work closely with all staff( access team, contracted allied health practitioners and medical staff), to facilitate and provide coordinated care and treatment for young people with mental health disorders as well as young people with  drug and alcohol issues. In addition, the position will participate in community awareness raising activities that promote early help-seeking for mental health and substance use problems in young people

Please note that some after-hours work will be required to meet the needs of young people and their families.

For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION.

How to apply

To support your application you must provide a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria found in the position description and a current Resume.

Applications close: COB Monday 3rd April 2017 and should be addressed to:, using the subject line: Youth Mental Health Access Clinician (24146) application.

Please note - Interviews will be held on Friday 7th April 2017 during business hours

Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Alyssa Blamey (Manager

headspace Collingwood) on 9417 0150.

Please note: As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History check and have a current Working With Children Check.

Due to the predicted volume of applications, please note you will only be contacted if you are successful in progressing to a first round interview.

  • YSAS is an equal opportunity employer.
  • YSAS has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.



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