headspace Family Mental Health Clinician

About Us

Anglicare NT is a respected provider of quality human services across urban, regional and remote areas. Anglicare NT offers a range of career opportunities in the community and social services sector in a diverse range of fields such as children and youth, family relationships and counselling, refugee and migrant, corporate services, financial counselling, mental health, disability and home care, social enterprises and specialist homelessness services.  

About headspace
headspace provides early intervention mental health services to 12–25-year-olds. headspace can help young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.

We offer great benefits, including:

-       Further training and development options.

-       Flexible working conditions; five (5) weeks annual leave.

-       A strengths-based environment.

We also offer great salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take-home pay.

About the Opportunity

You will drive and support family therapeutic practices across the service at headspace Darwin. Being highly experienced in the provision of family-based therapies, you will support and prioritise families in the treatment of young people with mental health issues. You will also coordinate the Family Mentor program; Family Mentors have a lived experience of supporting a young person who has experienced psychosis and use their lived experience in helpful ways to support families.

headspace Darwin is committed to providing person-centered, youth-friendly services that facilitate a culture of strong family involvement. In this role, you will be well supported through an outcome-orientated multi-disciplinary team structure with opportunities for professional development.

To be successful in this role:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant allied health discipline and current membership with AHPRA, or membership of and adherence to the AASW standards for social workers. Postgraduate qualifications in Family Therapy and/or family counselling is highly advantageous.
  • Demonstrated advanced practice skills providing a range of family work interventions and approaches within a mental health setting, including providing family systems approaches, CBT, or other evidence-based approaches.
  • Excellent clinical mental health skills in engagement, assessment, holistic care, crisis response, care coordination and recovery. Experience working with individuals, families and groups therapeutically, specifically those with a range of emotional, social or developmental difficulties, including psychosis and alcohol and other drug issues.
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to improving the social and emotional wellbeing of young Aboriginal people and their families.

Applications are sought from: Clinical Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers or Occupational Therapists.

You will uphold the values of Anglicare NT and provide good quality services.

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Katherine Whitfield 08 8946 4800.

Applications Close 9th December 2022. 

Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess a Working with Children (Ochre Card), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory manual driver’s license.

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to address the key selection criteria on the online application on the Anglicare NT website.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage.

Anglicare NT is a Child Safe, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Receiving and maintaining vaccines can reduce health risks and is one control mechanism to maintain the health and wellbeing of all employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors and the people we work with. In line with Anglicare NT’s commitment to a full life and social justice for all, it is mandatory for all Anglicare NT employees (paid and volunteer) to ensure specific vaccine schedules are current and maintained. In relation to COVID-19, this includes a primary course (dose one and two) and booster dose within one month of becoming eligible for booster dose (subject to medical exceptions).

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