Vacancy Details

Vacancy Info:

Attention Line
Complex Mental Health Clinician
Vacancy Type
Social Worker
Position Title
Youth Complex Mental Health Clinician
Hours Per Week
Full Time
Eligible 3GA placement?
Eligible OMPS placement?
Position From
16 Dec 2020
Ad Expiry Date
03 Feb 2021
Date Posted
16 Dec 2020
Date Updated
11 Jan 2021


Position Description


Our Samaritans Youth Complex Team provides support to young people in the Liverpool Plains. Our team are high energy, hardworking and innovative and we are united by our passionate pursuit of best practice!

We are looking for a positive and proactive individual, who will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, to join our RYM team who work in various areas. At Samaritans, we focus on developing strengths and you will be well supported to pursue your personal and professional goals.

We pride ourselves on our flexibility and are open to considering permanent and part time options for this role.


Our Mental Health Clinician plays an integral role in our Rural Young Minds program, providing clinical therapeutic interventions and case coordination services to young people between the ages of 12-25 with, or at risk of developing, severe mental illness.

The role supports integrated access to primary health care, specialist mental health care, family support, educational/vocational engagement and psychological therapies within the identified local areas, in line with the national framework for recovery-oriented mental health service principles

Essentials Description

Success Factors:

  • Degree qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or similar.
  • Membership to appropriate body e.g AHPRA, AASW, PACFA
  • Demonstrated experience delivering therapeutic intervention/counselling 
  • Demonstrated extensive experience managing clients with complex mental health needs.
  • Desire to work collaboratively with our team and other service providers.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Current Working with Children Check and First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain.
  • Ability to effectively engage with young people, families and carers who are at risk of developing severe mental health issues.
  • Advanced relationship building skills, able to develop networks with a range of government, community and corporate stakeholders to facilitate clear referral pathways.
  • Comprehensive understanding of mental health issues affecting young people, their families and carers including best treatment options.

MOST importantly:

·         You connect with our mission; you believe in our vision and we share the same values. 

We are looking for a professional individual who has a strong grounding in the provision of person-centered therapy and responses that are tailored to individual needs and circumstance. At all times, Samaritans uses the Recovery model to drive the development of a plan that assists a young person through a process of change to improve their health and wellness and to live a self-directed life, striving to reach their potential. As part of this approach, Samaritans has adopted the Recovery Principles that are:

  • Uniqueness of the individual;
  • Real choices;
  • Attitudes and rights including active listening;
  • Dignity and respect;
  • Partnership and communications; and evaluating recovery
Description of Facilities
  • Provide mental health counselling and case work supports to young people 12-25 in areas across the Liverpool Plains region
  • Take our vital service to rural communities and make a real difference in the lives of young people
  • Contract until February 2022
  • 48 hours per fortnight
Description of Benefits

Our teams are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you will have access to the following benefits:


·         Flexible work options

·         Salary packaging options to maximise your earnings

·         Development opportunities

·         Payroll giving program.

Contact Details:

Practice Name
Contact Name
Meg McPaul
Main Phone
Secondary Phone


99 Blank Street
Quirindi, NSW, 2343