Youth Mental Health Clinician

Nursing 25 Jul 2019

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:

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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.

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