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Mental Health Clinician – Contractor

  • 2-3 days per week
  • headspace Canberra

About us

headspace provides support to young people aged 12-25 experiencing mild to moderate or emerging mental health issues. The multidisciplinary team at headspace Canberra work to improve health, social and vocational/educational outcomes for young people.

Grand Pacific Health is the lead agency of headspace Canberra.  We are a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation providing locally-tailored, high quality services. Services focus on physical health, mental health, youth health, Aboriginal health & chronic disease management. Grand Pacific Health covers a large portion of South Eastern NSW, the A.C.T and Murrumbidgee region. Our vision is equitable health care where everyone has access to affordable, quality and culturally appropriate health services.

About the position

This role involves working collaboratively with a young person and their family/carers to identify their support needs, goals and develop collaborative care plans. The incumbent will provide high quality psycho-social assessment and evidence-based, focused psychological interventions to young people referred to headspace Canberra, within the guidelines of the Medicare Better Access to Mental Health Care initiatives. This position requires working closely with the other members of the headspace Canberra team and external service providers and works to maximise care outcomes for young people referred to headspace Canberra.

The Mental Health Clinician Contractor is a member of the headspace Canberra team, and reports to the Service Manager, headspace Canberra.  You will work closely with other members of the headspace Canberra Team and collaboratively with referring bodies and other employees and partners of the PHN.

Based at headspace Canberra, this is a part-time position 2-3 days per week – we are committed to helping you find your work life balance!

We are looking for someone with:

1. Current full AHPRA registration as a clinical psychologist, registered psychologist, or occupational therapist (accredited with OTA as meeting the Australian Competency Standards for occupational therapists in mental health), or accreditation with the AASW as a mental health social worker

2. Experience in assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders, and provision of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and other evidence-based focused psychological strategies

3. Demonstrated understanding of key issues in relation to the health and wellbeing needs of young people with mental health and/or substance use problems.

4. Demonstrated ability to engage and communicate effectively with young people and their family, friends or carers.

How to apply: Download the Position Description and send your selection criteria to

For more information contact: Jen Ramirez, Service Delivery Manager, at or 02 6113 5700

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Selected applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19

We welcome and encourage applications from people who have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability.

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