Social Care & Psychology
Published 21 March 2024

Job Opportunity: Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician

Primary Objective:

We are seeking a dedicated individual who is interested in a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician position. The primary objective of this role is to deliver high-quality mental health services to children and young people with serious emotional and behavioural difficulties. This includes conducting mental health assessments and providing evidence-based interventions across a diverse population.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Utilise expertise as a mental health clinician within a Child and Youth Mental Health Team and multidisciplinary mental health settings.
  2. Manage a complex caseload of children and youth, providing assessment, clinical interventions, and case management.
  3. Support the enhancement of community-based service distribution, aligning with Department of Health and national mental health reform directives.
  4. Implement clinical guidelines and standards relevant to child and youth mental health services.
  5. Contribute to the development of contemporary care models within Mental Health Central Australia.
  6. Engage in research and quality evaluation activities at the program or professional network level.
  7. Uphold high standards in report writing, electronic record keeping, and service delivery quality assurance.
  8. Adhere to service quality standards and workplace safety policies to ensure high-quality and safe service delivery.
  9. Cultivate a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership and role-modeling.

Selection Criteria:


  1. Accreditation with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or eligibility as a qualified Social Worker for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  2. Recent clinical experience in mental health assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation for children, adolescents, and families.
  3. Effective communication skills with clients, carers, and professionals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  4. Knowledge of current issues, standards, and trends in mental health service delivery.
  5. Proficiency in preparing high-standard written reports and completing clinical documentation promptly.
  6. Ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team.


  1. Postgraduate qualifications in mental health, preferably with child and adolescent mental health training.
  2. Previous experience within a child and adolescent mental health service.

If you meet the criteria and are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.

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