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Family Mental Health Clinician

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Family Mental Health Clinician - Casuarina – Darwin - Part-time (22.8 hours per week)

About Us  

Anglicare NT is a respected provider of quality human services across urban, regional and remote area. Anglicare NT offers a range of career opportunities in the community and social services sector in a diverse range of fields such as children and youth, family relationships and counselling, out of home care, refugee and migrant, corporate services, financial counselling, mental health, disability and home care, social enterprises and specialist homelessness services.  

Anglicare NT offers great benefits, including a commitment to further training and development options, flexible working conditions, five (5) week’s annual leave and a strengths-based environment. We also offer great salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take-home pay.  

Our motto of Hope, Kindness, Respect, Fairness and Integrity articulates our values of cultural respect, social justice and partnership. By living our values, we work to achieve excellent outcomes and make a lasting difference in the lives of Territorians.  

About the Position 

You will drive and support family therapeutic practices across the service at headspace Darwin. Being highly experienced in the provision of family-based therapies, you will support and prioritise families in the treatment of young people with mental health issues. You will also coordinate the Family Mentor program; Family Mentors have a lived experience of supporting a young person who has experienced psychosis and use their lived experience in helpful ways to support families.

headspace Darwin is committed to providing person-centred, youth-friendly services that facilitate a culture of strong family involvement. In this role, you will be well supported through an outcome-orientated multi-disciplinary team structure with opportunities for professional development.

To be successful in this role:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant allied health discipline and current membership with AHPRA, or membership of and adherence to the AASW standards for social workers. Postgraduate qualifications in Family Therapy and/or family counselling is highly advantageous.
  • Demonstrated advanced practice skills providing a range of family work interventions and approaches within a mental health setting, including providing family systems approaches, CBT, or other evidence-based approaches.
  • Excellent clinical mental health skills in engagement, assessment, holistic care, crisis response, care coordination and recovery. Experience working with individuals, families and groups therapeutically, specifically those with a range of emotional, social or developmental difficulties, including psychosis and alcohol and other drug issues.
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to improving the social and emotional wellbeing of young Aboriginal people and their families.

Applications are sought from: Appropriately registered clinicians, including psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists or social emotional wellbeing workers.

You will uphold the values of Anglicare NT and provide quality services within the scope of the position and associated delegations.

New to Darwin?

From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city's Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers' paradise. Local Markets are a big part of Darwin’s personality. Known as the laksa capital of Australia, you’ll find plenty of Market stalls serving up the spicy noodle soup. If you’re looking for Australian fare, look no further than the local barramundi fish or even a crocodile dish when dining out.

If you like a good storm, then Darwin is the place to see a legendary storm. Do as the locals do and watch these spectacular light shows at one of the cafes along the waterfront, watching the dark clouds roll in and the sky light up. It’s one of Mother Nature’s best free shows in the Territory.

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to address the key selection criteria on the online application on the Anglicare NT website.

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Katherine Whitfield on 08 8931 5999.

Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess a Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory driver's licence.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage.

Anglicare NT is a Child Safe, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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