Headspace Maroochydore are looking for a Part-Time Access and Intake Worker to join our multi-disciplinary team!
headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, vocational support, and alcohol and other drug services. To find out more about headspace visit www.headspace.org.au
United Synergies is funded by headspace as the lead agency to operate the headspace Centre in Maroochydore, working closely with a consortium of local health and community partner organisations to provide a holistic, wrap around primary health care service for young people with mild to moderate mental health problems. You'll find out more about United Synergies at: www.unitedsynergies.com.au
The purpose of the Access and Intake Worker position is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to headspace Maroochydore.
The Access and Intake Worker will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be an experienced professional with knowledge and experience in working with youth and mental health
- Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing are essential.
- Knowledge and understanding of mental health, evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use
- Demonstrated ability to undertake initial screening activities and a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment to determine client care needs, and provide appropriate follow up support
- Experience in the delivery of brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and holistic treatment planning
- Highly developed communication (including written) and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with young people, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, clients, carers and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver individual or group based skills training activities to assist clients’ psychosocial functioning (eg, life skills, anger management, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc).
- Demonstrated ability to conduct a risk assessment, including suicide risk and violence
- Ability to use a desktop computer, with familiarity with the Microsoft Windows environment and Microsoft Office applications and capacity to learn how to use a new clinical software package for keeping of electronic client records.
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Applications close: Sunday 27 May at 5pm