headspace Youth Access Clinician (Mental Health Clinician)

Job No: FLO3426
Location: Bankstown

Join an industry-leading provider in youth mental health and make a difference to the lives of young people!

headspace Bankstown is looking for a dedicated Youth Access Clinician/Senior Youth Access Clinician to join the team!

About the position:

  • Closed-term Full-time until 30 June 2025
  • Based in Bankstown
  • Working Monday to Friday
  • Attractive remuneration package from $73,000 - $97,000 p.a + 11.5% Super + Tax-Free Salary Packaging!

Our focus is on hiring the best fit for our team and the young people we support. To ensure this, we're open to candidates of varying experience levels.

Are you a recent graduate? Be mentored by our experienced and supportive team as a Youth Access Clinician!

Are you an experienced professional? We would love for you to contribute to our team as a Senior Youth Access Clinician!

About the Opportunity

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation supporting young people aged 12-25 years with their mental & general health care needs. At headspace we provide young people with the opportunity to seek help early by bringing local health services under the one roof, making it easier for young people and their families to find the information they need.

On a day to day basis, you will:

  • Deliver quality, evidence-based recovery focused mental health services including assessments, individualised person-centered planning and coordination, and the delivery of relevant therapeutic interventions.
  • Design treatment plans and relevant interventions to assist the young person to drive their own recovery plan.
  • Coordinate supports with service providers including medical professionals, Government Departments and services, non-government organisations and schools.
  • Provide supervision, support, guidance, and mentoring of students and provisionally registered psychologists.
  • Identify and implement community based activities that will support the social and emotional well being of the individual on their recovery journey.
  • Offer education and guidance on clinical matters.

Ideally, you will have significant experience working within the Mental Health sector combined with relevant qualifications. You must also be currently registered, or eligible for registration (National or State) as a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or other allied health professional.

For more information on the Youth Access Clinician role, please read the Position Description

For more information on the Senior Youth Access Clinician role, please read the Position Description.

Please note - Successful candidates must maintain a Class C drivers license and proof of comprehensive insurance must be provided when required. You may be directed to use your private motor vehicle in the course of performing your duties when an organisational pool motor vehicle is unavailable. You will receive the Travelling Transport and Fares Allowance when using your private vehicle for work related purposes.

About headspace and Flourish Australia

One in four young people have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months – a higher prevalence than all other age groups. headspace provides early intervention mental health services to young people who present with mental health issues, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. More information about headspace can be found at: www.headspace.org.au 

Flourish Australia has a long and proud history of providing recovery-oriented mental health services in Australia. We offer a range of services to meet the different needs of those with a lived experience of a mental health issue. This includes help with finding a home that is safe and secure, assistance with training and getting a job, or encouragement to develop friendships and learn new things. Our services are comprehensive and highly personalised because each person’s experience will be different and their needs, as an individual, are unique. Together we set goals, connect individuals with the right people, support services and opportunities to meet their needs.

Our positions are open to all suitably qualified applicants. We have a strong commitment to participation of people with lived experience of mental health issues in our workforce. We value diversity and encourage applications from suitably qualified people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, LGBTQ+ communities and mature age candidates.

The Benefits

  • Level 2 and Level 3 (HPSS) on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018)
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900
  • Generous leave provisions including 17.5% leave loading and2 additional days of personal leave + extra day paid leave over Christmas/New Year + paid parental leave
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Opportunities for career progression, professional development and training such as Mental Health First Aid, ACT, CBT courses and ASIST
  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential wellbeing support
  • Regular supervision (reflective practice), ongoing 1:1 mentoring, strong team support and a comprehensive induction program
  • Inclusive initiatives such as our Rainbow Network and YarnUp for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander staff
  • Exclusive personal Fleet pricing discounts with our preferred automotive supplier
  • Employee discounts at 400+ popular retailers (Woolworths, Expedia, Myer, Kmart etc)

Selection Criteria


  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or other allied health discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership with an appropriate professional body (e.g. APHRA).
  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience (e.g. including psychosocial assessments, provision of intervention, triaging of clients and facilitation of referrals) (Senior Youth Access Clinician only). 
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, risk assessment and safety planning with demonstrated experience in managing risk with participants (Senior Youth Access Clinician only)
  • Experience in direct service provision to young people and their families (Senior Youth Access Clinician only). 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the factors that influence the mental, physical, social and emotional well-being of young people aged 12-25 years and their families.
  • Are able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of recovery focused practice and the impact of mental health in the community.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work within a team.
  • Have a high degree of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience with report writing and electronic client information management systems.

For further information, please contact Ali Rahman, Clinical and Operations Manager, E: ali.rahman@flourishaustralia.org.au (please do notemail applications).

All appointments with Flourish Australia's Mental Health Services are subject to an NDIS Worker Screening clearance, a National Criminal History Check, a WWCC, previous employment reference checks, satisfactory Australian residency status and other background checks. All successful applicants will be asked to provide evidence they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including booster) prior to commencement, inline with Flourish Australia’s Vaccination Policy and will be required to declare any private or secondary employment prior to commencement in line with Flourish Australia's Private or Secondary Employment Policy. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete all the questions asked. You will then be required to attach a copy of your resume on the following page, we encourage you to have your resume up-to-date and available before you commence the application.

Interviews to be held on a rolling basis. Apply today!

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