Social Futures is a community, not-for-profit organisation that works to achieve social justice in regional Australia by supporting collaboration, encouraging action and helping people to take control and live well.
We work with individuals and families, our communities and other services to create: positive change in people’s lives; thriving communities where diversity is valued, people have capacity to support each other and respond to issues that matter; and collaboration and evidence-based practice across agencies that maximises our collective ability to create social change.
Purpose of the Position
The purpose of the Youth Access Clinician (YAC) is to effectively engage, screen, provide timely assessments, and arrange referrals to appropriate in house services, facilitating pathways for young people to access focused psychological interventions. The position will also provide brief therapeutic interventions in arrangement with the headspace Service Manager, facilitate group work, and coordinate care and follow ups for young people aged between 12-25 years that contact or are referred to the headspace centre.
As one of the first contact points for young people accessing headspace Tweed, the YAC will need to build a positive rapport with a wide range of young people, as well as their family and friends.
The YAC will required to be skilled in engaging with young people and assessing a young persons’ needs, including complex risk assessments and the ability to action plan to avoid any identified risk. The YAC will participate in regular clinical and organizational supervision and will be required to present and discuss cases with the clinical team.
The YAC works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including General Practitioners, Allied Health Clinicians, Community Engagement Workers and support staff. They will also work closely with local community and partner youth health services to provide holistic and integrated care.
Applications close 4pm Monday 15th July, 2019.
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For further information, please contact: Michele Laurie 0427 379 105