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Clinical Leader (headspace)

Job No: 94793
Location: Bathurst, NSW

  • Rewarding leadership opportunity for a Registered or Clinical Psychologist within well-established NFP
  • Part-time, flexible hours (0.8 FTE)
  • Competitive remuneration circa $90,000-$110,000 based on qualifications
  • Huge range of benefits including time in lieu, 5 weeks leave and more

About Marathon Health

Marathon Health is a not-for-profit primary health care organisation that delivers Aboriginal Health, Allied Health, Chronic Care, Mental Health and specialist services and programs to regional and remote communities across NSW.

With a vision to achieve equality in health and wellbeing for rural, regional and remote communities and a commitment to deliver and coordinate the best healthcare in regional NSW, Marathon Health was recently recognised as the 2017 Employer of Choice at the NSW Business Chambers Awards. We also won the Regional Business of the Year category at the 2017 Western NSW Business Chamber Awards.

About headspace

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  Their primary focus is the mental health and wellbeing of all young Australians and they know that getting help early is the key to resolving these problems quickly.  headspace is making a difference where it's needed most - with Australia's young people.

About the Opportunity

Marathon Health now has a rewarding opportunity for a Registered or Clinical Psychologist to act as the Clinical Leader for the headspace team based in Bathurst, NSW. This role is being offered on a permanent, part-time basis (0.8 FTE).

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Clinical Leader will perform a senior clinician role and provide clinical leadership, supervision and guidance to the headspace team. You will deliver direct clinical services to young people accessing the centre and provide services to a small number of clients under the MBS.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include: 

  • Maintaining effective working relationships with the headspace partner organisations, other stakeholders and the headspace team;
  • Manage the intake and service delivery distribution of up to 40 new young people into the organisation per month;
  • Providing the headspace Program Manager with advice regarding the delivery of clinical services within headspace;
  • Providing appropriate evidence-based counselling and psychological interventions to clients; and
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating continuous clinical quality improvement activities to improve the clinical service provision and outcomes for headspace clients.

To view the full position description, please click here.

About You

To be considered for this position you will be a tertiary qualified Registered or Clinical Psychologist with APHRA registration and the eligibility to receive payment through the Medicare Better Access Program (MBS). You will also need to hold registration as a Board Approved Supervisor (or be eligible for approval).

Marathon Health is looking for candidates with significant, demonstrable experience in the provision of clinical services to young people with mental health issues. Any experience with anxiety, depression, bullying, abuse and/or trauma, will be highly regarded.

Leadership is a key component of this position and the ability to provide ongoing support and guidance to staff in order to maintain a high-quality of service provision and avoid team member burnout will be critical to your success.

This position would be suited to a well-rounded Registered or Clinical Psychologist who is able to provide supervision across a broad range of areas. 

About the Benefits

An attractive remuneration package is on offer circa $90,000-$100,000 for a Registered Psychologist or $110,000 for a Clinical Psychologist (pro-rata). You will also receive a number of additional benefits, including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum
  • 5 weeks annual leave;
  • Extra paid leave days over the Christmas/New Year period;
  • Annual professional development allowance of up to $1,500 (after probationary period);
  • Uniform allowance;
  • Up to 5 days paid study leave per annum; and
  • Time in lieu (TOIL).
  • Flexible hours (7am to 6pm), finishing at 3pm on a Friday

Apart from the financial benefits you will enjoy the learning opportunities that come from working in a multi-disciplinary team and the job variety with both clinical and project work. For those that are looking for a tree-change, this is also a fantastic way to get exposure from rural and remote service delivery in a well-supported and resourced team. 

So what are you waiting for? If you are an experienced Psychologist looking for a new challenge and the ability to improve the mental well-being of young people in our community - Apply Now.

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