Seeking a proactive and experienced professional to establish a headspace Kempsey for young people aged 12-25 and provide high quality clinical services in this community. This is an exciting opportunity and they require someone with excellent communication and leadership skills that can develop a strong and effective presence in Kempsey.
You will need a comprehensive background in mental health early intervention and clinical services for young people and be passionate about improving the lives of young people and delivering culturally appropriate services. You will need proven leadership skills with the ability to manage staff and budgets. The role of the centre manager is to lead a multidisciplinary team in delivering client-centred, evidence-based care while ensuring services are safe, effective, efficient and adhere to the robust clinical governance and practice guidelines.
Samaritans is the lead agency for headspace Maitland and the satellite centre at Cessnock. The Centre Manager for headspace Kempsey will work alongside this team.
Full time fixed term until 30 June 2022.
• Tertiary degree in psychology, social work, nursing, occupational therapy or similar and evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development.
• Comprehensive work experience in child and adolescent mental health settings.
• Eligibility for membership of relevant professional association or membership of registration body or working towards same.
• Demonstrated understanding of clinical models and experience in providing both operational support and clinical supervision for team members.
• Demonstrated leadership skills including change management and performance management skills.
• Demonstrated experience and competence working with more vulnerable groups, including those who identify as LGBTIQA+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or culturally and linguistically diverse communities , lower socio-economic populations and those that have experienced trauma.
• Demonstrate understanding of youth mental health and clinical services delivered to young people including early psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety.
• Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and review of clinical governance models and practice guidelines.
• Specific knowledge of child and adolescent development, substance use and associated factors.
• Highly developed interpersonal, public relations and communication skills, including sound oral, writing and reporting skills.
• An understanding of and commitment to child protection legislation and WH&S principles.
You must also have a current first aid certificate, driver’s licence, WWCC & undergo a national criminal reference check.
The company offers:
• Flexible work options
• Salary packaging options to maximise your earnings
• Development opportunities
• Payroll giving program
If you know that you can make a difference and that working with this amazing team will change your life and the lives of the people that we support then what are you waiting for? ‘APPLY NOW’ and please include your cover letter addressing all must haves.
Applications that meet selection criteria will be assessed on application.
Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander People encouraged to apply
You must have the right to live and work in Australia.
No agencies or third-party applications please.
For enquiries, contact:
(02) 4960 7145