Mental Health Clinician - Cornerstone Youth Services (North and North West Tasmania)

Cornerstone Youth Services

Location: North West Tasmania       Occupation: Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Social Work       Position Type: Full Time, Permanent      

Multiple Mental Health Clinician positions are available working with one of the leading youth mental health service providers in Tasmania.

The Position

This position is suited to energetic and enthusiastic clinicians with a passion for working within youth mental health and contributing to the North-west and North Tasmanian community.

The Mental Health Clinician will need to be skilled in assessing a young person’s needs, including complex risk assessments and the ability to action a plan to mitigate any identified risk. The Mental Health Clinician will participate in regular clinical supervision and will be required to present and discuss cases with the clinical team.

The Mental Health Clinician will contribute to the Programs team, consisting of general practitioners, allied health clinicians, community engagement workers, and support staff.


1. Identify young people who have disengaged from mental health services, have complex mental health needs and require assertive outreach for follow up.

2. Provide secondary consult to organisations working with young people experiencing mental health issues.

3. Document the assessment and screening results and present cases for review in conjunction with other CYS team members.

4. Maintain required activity records for monitoring and evaluation of the CYS Program

5. Participate in and contribute to team meetings, training and planning activities, service evaluation and clinical governance activities including data collection, supervision, file auditing, performance management etc.

6. Participate in professional development activities within the CYS framework and maintain necessary knowledge and skills required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.


The position holder will be required to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with a broad range of people and organisations. They must positively represent Cornerstone Youth Services to the public, community, government and other organisations.

Reports To

Programs Manager

Direct Reports


Indirect Reports


Internal Relationships

Programs staff

headspace centre staff

headspace Youth Reference Group

External Relationships

Staff from other headspace centres

Consortium partner organisations and staff

Local youth, health and community service providers and staff

Government departments, ministers and staff

Young people and their family and friends that access the centre

Other external partners, vendors, providers and key stakeholders



  • Degree in Nursing, Psychology (4+2 pathways or 5+1 pathway), Social Work or Occupational Therapy.
  • Current registration (full or provisional) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA), as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse OR
  • Current full membership (or eligibility) with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).


  • Post graduate qualifications and/or previous experience working in the mental health sector


Knowledge and Skills


1. Knowledge and understanding of evidence-based interventions, clinical theories and practices of youth mental health. Experience in delivering a range of contemporary, evidenced-based counselling frameworks, clinical case management, with an assertive outreach approach and secondary consultation.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of issues of clinical risk including self-harm, suicide and violence risk, and a demonstrated ability to deliver appropriate risk assessments and appropriate, clinically-indicated response to risk.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of health and social issues experienced by young people, the determinants of health outcomes, and the evidence-based ways of engaging with these issues.

4. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver group based skills, education and/or support-based activities to assist a young person’s psychosocial functioning and to inform other community agencies working with disengaged youth.

5. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development as well as an understanding of clinical governance and ability and willingness to undertake clinical governance tasks including professional supervision, case review, quality auditing, compliance with internal and external policies, and continuous improvement activities.

6. Highly developed communication (including written) and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with young people, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, young people families/carers and stakeholders.

7. Initiative and the ability to be self-directed and to work with minimal supervision and manage time effectively.

8. Proven ability to build and establish partnerships with outside organisations.

Personal Attributes

Passion, energy and determination to make a difference to health outcomes for young people.

High levels of professionalism, confidentiality and discretion.

Positive and collaborative team player.

Adaptability and flexibility to changing work environments and requirements.

Workplace Policies and Practices

All Cornerstone Youth Services employees and contractors are required to familiarise themselves with the organisation’s policies and procedures and to abide by them at all times.

It is expected that at all times employees and contractors will:

Be respectful towards the organisation, colleagues, clients and the general public.

Support CYS vision and objectives and demonstrate the values of organisation.

Take reasonable care for their own health and safety, and that of others in the workplace.


This position is designated as being child-related employment. Child-related employment means any employment, where at least one of the responsibilities of the position involves direct contact with children where that contact is not directly supervised. The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 (Tas.) requires that people engaged in child-related employment must be registered to work as prescribed by the Act and the Regulations.

To apply for, undertake or remain in this position you are required to:

Provide proof of identity (e.g. current Drivers Licence, birth certificate or passport)

Undertake a criminal history check or provide a current National Police Records Check

Provide and maintain a current Working with Vulnerable People Check

Maintain a current driver’s licence

Have some flexibility to travel, and to work after hours (including weekends and evenings)

Maintain eligibility to work in Australia

The Organisation

Cornerstone Youth Services Inc. (CYS) delivers a broad range of services to our community of young people aged 12 to 25 in North and North-West Tasmania. They focus 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 Youth Workers and Allied Health. They also provide individual and group support and activities; school programs; advocacy to access many other services to improve general or specific health and well-being.

To find out more about CYS visit

What's on offer?

Pay and Conditions: Salary will be negotiated based on experience and skills. The successful applicant will have access to excellent Salary Packaging benefits, professional development and training allowances, and flexible work arrangements.

Application Instructions

INQUIRIES: For a confidential discussion, please contact Keryn Geard - Mob. 0499 880 039 or Email:


Please send

  • a Cover Letter,
  • a copy of your Resume, and
  • address the Selection Criteria


Date advertised: Tuesday 10th November 2020
North West Tasmania

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