Youth Care Coordinator
To provide recovery-orientated counselling and psychology services as part of Centacare NENW's headspace program to young people with complex mental health presentations.
To work under supervision within professional practice and Agency guidelines.
To creatively engage with the youth of the community in a flexible, accessible, youth focused and supportive way.
To work effectively as part of multidisciplinary team to provide clinical services to young people experiencing problems of life.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside a committed and professional team within a dynamic and supportive culture, other benefits offered include:
- Annual leave
- Paid parental leave
- Sick/carers leave
- Long Service Leave (10 years)
- Flexible working arrangements including an ADO [Allocated Day Off]
- Clinical and non-clinical supervision
- All supervision to meet AHPRA registration requirements
- Access to a clinical library
- Professional Development
- Employee Assistance Program
In addition to your remuneration, you will enjoy generous tax- free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum.
About The Role
Working as part of our team some key responsibilities include but is not limited to:
- Identify young people 12-25 years of age who require assistance with early mental health problems/concerns, substance abuse problems, primary health concerns, education and training, other care or service needs using the HEADSS assessment and a strengths based, recovery framework.
- Select and administer specialist psychological assessments including specialised psychometric assessment (as appropriate), structured observations, clinical interviews, and to interpret and integrate this data.
- Match a young person’s age and stage of psychological and biological development taking into account their psycho-social circumstances, risk and protective factors, personal goals and preferences.
- Formulate treatment plans that are specific to each client, based upon an analysis of complex factors contributing to the presentation, and selectively drawing on appropriate conceptual and theoretical models.
- Deliver evidence based psychological treatments, monitoring outcomes drawing on a range of theoretical options. The ability to administer an appropriate risk management plan.
Desired Skills and Experience
We want to work with people who like to make a difference in a community, are happy to introduce their new skills and ways of thinking as well as have fun in a friendly and professional environment.
- Tertiary level degree in social work, psychology, nursing or other Allied Health profession or have completed relevant study in these fields, and if required a willingness to be employed provisionally to seek registration.
- Experience in the delivery or willingness to deliver both individual and group counselling and programs including social connection activities with young people.
- Demonstrated experience in management of clinical risk or willingness to learn
- Experience in maintaining records to meet organisational and legislative requirements
- Knowledge of mental health as it relates to young people and intervention options for young people experiencing mental illness and other health related issues and interventions for same.
- Experience or openness to working in rural and autonomous setting under Supervision.
- A Current NSW Driver's Licence and ability to travel as part of the role
- A satisfactory Working With Children Check (or ability to obtain).