Mental Health Clinician Job at Mission Australia – New South Wales
Located in Miller NSW 2168
Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need
Life at Mission Australia
When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose.
The Mental Health Clinician will provide support to the Liverpool Family Mental Health Support Service (LFMHSS) and/or South West Sydney Primary Health Network’s STAR4Kids (Supporting Them to Achieve Resilience) Program in delivering psychological services to children and families with children aged between zero and 18 years of age.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
Provide a range of therapeutic modalities appropriate to children (aged from 0 to 18 years) including but not limited to delivery of: behavioural interventions, parenting interventions, cognitive-behavioural therapy interventions, attachment interventions, play-based therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, trauma-informed care
Conduct a range of assessments of children (0 to 18 years) (e.g. cognitive-functioning, behavioural, and emotional)
Deliver psycho-social education to parents/carers’ in support of child mental health intervention
Schedule and conduct collaborative and client driven counselling session/s with whole families or individuals at the appointed Liverpool office and/or delivery outlet as required (e.g. schools, home-visits).
New referrals accepted as per FMHSS/South West Sydney Primary Health Network Clinical Governance timeframes to the Program and commencement of support
Develop and update a client service file for each family/child/children in line with MA and FMHSS/South West Sydney Primary Health Network requirements.
Coordinate and support the exit of families/children from the program including preparing a post counseling summary, post counseling questionnaire and support letters.
Create and update individualized case management files for all clients in line with Mission Australia protocols.
Requirements for Success
Skills and competence in a range of therapeutic modalities appropriate to children (aged from zero to 18 years) including but not limited to delivery of: behavioural interventions, parenting interventions, cognitive-behavioural therapy interventions, attachment interventions, play-based therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, trauma-informed care
Ability to administer a range of assessments of children (zero to 18 years) experiencing or at risk of developing a mental health disorder (e.g. cognitive-functioning, behavioural, and emotional)
Experience in working with families within a systemic practice model
Experience in developing effective working relationships with a range of service stakeholders across service sectors (e.g. government, non-government, and private sector)
Demonstrated engagement in structured clinical supervision (ongoing)
High level of computer literacy
Capacity to work independently and manage multiple priorities
Interpersonal skills that possess qualities including empathy, positive regard, warmth and genuineness
A willingness to join a child’s world and not be deterred by matters that are sensitive in nature.
Current valid NSW Driver’s License
Use of private vehicle for business purposes to support outreach work
Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks.
Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.
We’re committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve.
We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you’re skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia.
Find out more about a career with Mission Australia.
If you need support to submit your application, please email [email protected]
Rewarding work – every day you know you’re making a real difference
Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)
Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers
Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support.
How to apply
To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and send your cover letter and resume today. As a committed Circle Back Initiative employer, we will respond to your application.
For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via Mental health Clinician- Miller.docx
About the Company
Company: Mission Australia –
Company Location: New South Wales