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Senior Youth Mental Health Clinician (headspace Warrnambool & Portland)

Join headspace Warrnambool & Portland teams of experienced health professionals who are passionate about improving the mental health and well-being of young people, their families, and friends in our community.

In joining our team, you’ll find we also care about you – providing everything from a culture that encourages a balance of home life and work to well-being days off.

If you have the relevant qualifications and experience our Senior Clinical Services Manager would love to speak to you – For more information on this role contact Julia Winstanley at or 03 5561 8888.


Employee Benefits

  • 11 Wellbeing Days pro-rata (to support worker well-being)  in addition to Annual Leave
  • Awesome Not-for-Profit Salary Sacrificing options of up to $15,899 per FBT year.
  • Portable Long Service Leave (from eligible organisations).
  • Regular Clinical Supervision.
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.
  • Minimum $102,723.08 (pro-rata) Salary negotiable.

About the Role

Our Senior Youth Mental Health Clinician will be an experienced and innovative professional with considerable knowledge in delivering a range of youth mental health services including early intervention, focused psychological therapies and services for young people experiencing more complex mental health difficulties

In this role, you will be responsible for engagement, assessment, care planning and delivery to a caseload of young people including those accessing services under the Youth Enhanced Service (YES), as well as assisting the Senior Clinical Services Manager in the effective coordination of the YES program, providing mentoring, guidance and secondary consult to the YES Navigators to ensure effective, evidence-based services are provided to young people and their Family & Friends. 

A key focus of the role is ensuring the program model and service plan deliver flexible approaches including home-based care, outreach, streamlined step-up/step-down from public mental health services as required, access to appropriate community supports, as well as continuing care management and psychological interventions. Additionally, this role will support clinical decision-making around assessment, treatment, and effective and efficient service delivery to ensure that mental health service provision is youth-friendly, culturally appropriate and family-inclusive.

The Senior Youth Mental Health Clinician will provide also quality support and clinical supervision, including secondary consultations to a multidisciplinary team which includes students and graduates, to support the provision of safe, evidence-based best practice.

This initial contract for this position is 6 month with the view to extend, ranging from 0.8 to 1.0 EFT. 

A full list of key duties is outlined in the Position Description


Do your skills include:

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a range of psychological interventions including individual therapy, group work, and family work to a caseload of young people aged 12-25 across a range of funding streams.
  • Experience in providing clinical guidance and supervision to early career clinicians.
  • Ability to establish appropriate community contacts, develop and maintain professional working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and funding partners
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate, guide, and support the use of creative and assertive approaches to engage young people and their Family & Friends to seek help early to support their health needs.
  • Ensuring clinical documentation is timely and effective in meeting required standards.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, standards, policies, practices and procedures.

Are your credentials:


  • Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (APHRA) or Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
    (Please provide evidence of credentialing along with your Cover Letter and Resume as part of your application)
  • A current Drivers Licence.


  • A minimum of 3 years post-qualified experience in clinical mental health service provision.
  • Current eligibility and/or registration to provide discipline specific supervision to psychologists, social workers or occupational therapists, or be eligible to be trained to provide supervision at the time of employment.
  • Current eligibility as an Allied Mental Health Professional to provide Medicare funded psychological therapies, or willingness and ability to achieve accredited status

About Brophy (headspace Lead Agency)

Brophy Family & Youth Services has supported children, young people, families, and the southwest Victorian community for almost 50 years. We live here; this is our community; we believe in people and in their ability to create the life they want.
At Brophy, you will join a team of just over 200 employees delivering over 40 programs and services across areas including youth engagement, mental health, family violence, foster care, housing support, employment support, and disability services.

At Brophy our Vision is not just focused externally on our community – we feel just as passionate about our employees being meaningfully connected through their roles with us to create the life they want, and that as a workforce we achieve this together through innovation and healthy relationships, and by positively contributing to building an advantaged community.
Brophy’s headspace services are growing across the region – from our Warrnambool services now in operation for almost 15 years; we also provide a satellite service in Portland and are now working to establish a new headspace centre in Hamilton.

Diversity and Inclusion at Brophy:

Brophy is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that ensures safety and a sense of belonging for everyone. We embrace individuals of diverse races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, religions, abilities, and nationalities, recognising the richness that varied experiences bring to our efforts in supporting individuals and building stronger communities.
Our commitment extends to actively listening, learning, and evolving to become an accessible, inclusive, and secure organisation for all, encompassing First Nations peoples, members of the LGBTIQA+ community, individuals with disabilities, and those with culturally diverse backgrounds.




Job Type: Fixed Term Contract Full Time Part Time
Job Location: Warrnambool

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