Youth Health Nurse - headspace Devonport (Devonport)

headspace Devonport

Location: Northern Tasmania       Occupation: Nursing, Other       Position Type: Part Time      

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for a leading youth mental health organisation? headspace Devonport is seeking a Youth Mental Health Nurse to join their multi-disciplinary team!

The Position

The purpose of the Youth Health Nurse is to provide clinical services to young people with mild to moderate mental health disorders. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team including general practitioners (GPs), psychiatrists, and allied health staff to facilitate the provision of coordinated clinical care and treatment.

As the Youth Health Nurse, you will provide coordinated services to young people with a range of mental health disorders, including undertaking assessments and ongoing care in accordance with best practice and clinical guidelines for the treatment of that disorder. The Youth Health Nurse will also provide general health checks for young people and where required instigate a mental health treatment plan on behalf of a GP.

Some aspects of the role may require adherence to the Australian Government Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP) guidelines.

Essential Requirements:

  • Current nursing registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA).
  • Current credentialing as a mental health nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) or eligibility to become credentialed.
  • Extensive experience in the provision of mental health care to young people, including completion of mental health assessments, crisis management, general health checks, psycho-education, and treatment interventions that use current evidence-based approaches.
  • Experience working with young people experiencing a range of mental health, substance use, and/or social problems.
  • Proven track record of working effectively in a multidisciplinary team in a health setting.


  • Experience in the planning, provision, and evaluation of group-based interventions for young people and their families and friends.
  • Experience in the Australian public health sector.

The Organisation

headspace services are delivered by Cornerstone Youth Services Inc. (CYS), providing a broad range of services to local communities of young people aged 12 to 25 in North and North-West Tasmania. CYS focuses on health promotion, prevention, education, early intervention, and developing help-seeking behaviours.

Their services to young people include access to ‘no charge’ GP's, Youth Health Nurses, Drug & Alcohol, Social and Allied Health. They also provide individual and group support and activities; school programs; advocacy to access and many other services to improve general or specific health and well-being.

What's on offer?

Employees love being able to live the key values that drive what CYS does, focusing on continuous improvement and having a daily impact on improving people’s lives.

Working with CYS, you’ll be supported in a diverse and flexible work environment that offers a range of benefits including:

  • Full salary packaging for vehicles, mortgage, or rent
  • Your own professional development and external supervision budget
  • An extra day’s leave for your birthday
  • An additional 3 day’s leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Working with a friendly, supportive and engaging team
  • Flexible working conditions – enquire about what this looks like for you!

Eligible applicants may also receive a relocation grant of $5,000 through HR+.

You will also be eligible to apply for an HR+ Health Workforce Scholarship Program grant, up to the value of $10,000.

Application Instructions

For a confidential discussion about this position or to obtain a copy of the position description, including the selection criteria, please contact:

Carlene Hutton, headspace Manager on 0491 200 980.

To apply for this position please send;

  • a cover letter, briefly addressing the Selection Criteria, and
  • a copy of your CV

Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.

Date advertised: Thursday 16th June 2022
Northern Tasmania

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