Youth Mental Health Clinician
Anglicare NT is very excited to announce we have two new headspace programs commencing in the Northern Territory.
In Darwin, we welcome the new ‘Enhanced Care Program’ that will support young people experiencing complex mental health issues. The program will provide intensive coordinated care that addresses the challenges young people may experience in accessing appropriate and effective mental health treatment. In Katherine, we welcome the opening of the new headspace Katherine hub, which will provide primary mental health services for young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns.
If you’re looking to make a difference for young people in the Territory, we want you!
Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) NT is partnering with Anglicare NT to find a Youth Mental Health Clinician. Anglicare NT is a respected provider of quality human services across urban, regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory. Their values of Integrity, Fairness, Respect, Community and Hope are demonstrated through their commitment to strength-based practice, cultural respect, child safety, social justice, community development and partnerships. The aim is to make a sustainable difference in the lives of Territorians.
In this role you will be responsible for providing early intervention clinical assessments and therapeutic interventions for young people with mild to moderate mental health issues and their families accessing headspace Katherine. The position is located with the headspace Katherine team and will deliver youth friendly, family inclusive, culturally appropriate services to young people aged 12 – 25. The role will provide professional and effective therapeutic interventions and support services to young people and their families according to best practice standards. The position will complete tasks and assessments associated with new client intake and will provide clear referral pathways for young people to access internal and external services and maintain current data standards and clinical records in a timely and professional manner. The Youth Mental Health Clinician will support the work of other teams as necessary and deliver community awareness, information sessions and group work as required when it relates to youth mental health issues. The Youth Mental Health Clinician will participate in clinical supervision and consultation and will work well in a multidisciplinary team.
The Location: Katherine Region
The town of Katherine is the thriving main town within this sub-tropical region, situated a three hour drive south of Darwin. The main town is situated on the banks of the Katherine river and has a population of around 10,000 people while the larger Katherine region has a population of just over 24,000. Katherine is well equipped as a regional town with a shopping centre that features a supermarket and many specialty shops. Katherine is on the edge of Kakadu National park which is filled with waterfalls and bush walks. Kayaking through the picturesque Katherine Gorge is a popular weekend activity.
1. Clinical Practice
- Provide evidence based therapeutic intervention and assessment, including mental state, risk assessment and safety planning.
- Conduct client focused biopsychosocial assessments with young people utilising a range of assessment tools including the HEADSS assessment tool to ensure that young people have access to appropriate services and responses to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
- Undertake the provision of individual client work, including intake, assessment, counselling, treatment and support to young people and their families accessing headspace Katherine services.
- Effectively record data in various electronic systems including MDS, electronic medical record and local data collection applications.
- Actively contribute in the multidisciplinary team (MDT) processes through participation in Team Meetings, MDT Meetings, Clinical Reviews and Supervision to maintain a professional collegial strengths-based approach.
- Manage and escalate matters of clinical risk and actively work towards risk reduction strategies in consultation with the Clinical Manger, Centre Manager, Primary Team Operations Manager and the Clinical Director as required.
- Provide a youth friendly, family inclusive service to young people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems or facilitate warm referrals to external community or health services.
- Participate in quality improvement activities, including conducting Single Session Family Consultations and group programs and assist with accreditation processes where required.
- Facilitate functional recovery group work (therapeutic, social and personal development) as required.
- Encourage continual cultural development and an openness to improving the cultural safety and appropriateness of clinical services for young Aboriginal and CALD people.
- Be open and flexible when working across clinical environments, including completing regular outreach to communities and work by applying a culturally safe and holistic approach.
2. Commitment to the Team Environment
- Actively participate in the development and maintenance of a healthy, supportive and positive team culture.
- Provide early intervention youth focused clinical interventions by utilising a range of therapeutic approaches based on evidence-based practice.
- Ensure that data collection and clinical documentation is completed and meet legal and professional requirements and minimum data set requirements of headspace National Office.
- Participate in clinical review meetings, and intake meetings and ensure you are meeting standards of service delivery as set out in the headspace Katherine Clinical Operations Manual.
- Prioritise personal self-care and have ongoing awareness of potential complexities relating to multiple relationships that occur when working in a remote context.
- Actively participate in external clinical supervision and internal line management supervision and continuing professional development opportunities as required. Provide support/supervision to students on an as needs basis and within professional guidelines.
- Deliver group work, and community awareness activities as they relate to increasing mental health literacy and knowledge in relation to youth mental health.
- Ensure knowledge of referral options through the youth and mental health sectors is current.
- Assist other program areas within the headspace service to support the delivery of clinical services.
- Manage workload and work independently according to work load standards and work within a team environment, assisting other team members as needed and as appropriate within a multidisciplinary framework.