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Mental Health Clinician

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Student Services

  • $107k - $121K + 17% super
  • 2 roles available
  • 3 year contract
  • Full time position 35 hours / week
  • Located Kensington, Sydney NSW


About the Triage Unit:

UNSW is transforming its Mental Health Services to a stepped care model to ensure students experiencing mental health concerns can access the appropriate care at the right time.

As part of this exciting transformation, UNSW is creating a Mental Health (MH) Triage Unit to provide UNSW students, staff members and external enquirers support to manage mental health concerns. The MH Triage Unit will provide a central point of contact for students and other stakeholders to seek advice and support regarding student mental health and wellbeing.

The Triage Unit will provide timely assessment and brief interventions within a shared care model, working alongside other internal and external stakeholders.

About the role:

The MH Triage Unit Clinician will respond flexibly and creatively with students to enhance engagement and reduce barriers to care. The MH Triage unit Clinician will work alongside the Counselling service to assist the student in accessing existing or  new supports within UNSW and the wider community.

The MH Triage Unit Clinician will provide expert mental health interventions, including; assessment, initial risk management and recommendations for on-going care. There will be a focus on seamless transition into and out of the service with accessible and sustainable follow-up arrangements in place.

There will also be opportunities to work within the wider UNSW mental health and wellbeing support program and to provide on-going care.


About the Successful Candidate

The MH Triage Clinician will conduct assessment and brief evidence-based interventions and consult with relevant academic and general staff on issues of concern relating to student mental health and academic issues. The MH Triage Clinician will be the contact for external enquiries regarding students at risk and critical incidents involving students. The MH Triage clinician may carry an ongoing case load if needed.

To be successful in the role you must have:

  • A relevant qualification plus demonstrated contemporary clinical practice gained through substantial and relevant postgraduate experience and supervision; or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of higher education, professional training and/or applied clinical experience in assessment and therapeutic intervention.
  • Full and current AHPRA registration as a Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist, or Registered Nurse (ACMHN Credentialed), or Occupational Therapist (BAMH Endorsement), or Mental Health Social Worker (AASW Accredited).
  • At least three years full time equivalent post registration experience working within a relevant mental health clinical setting.
  • An understanding of triage processes and risk assessment in a tertiary education setting would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated competence in assessment and clinical interventions that are trauma informed and culturally appropriate with individuals of different ages and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, advice, and support to key stakeholders, including family members, primary carers, academic teaching staff and other internal/external support services, whilst confidently balancing safety and confidentiality. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise at all levels with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures relevant to the UNSW community
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently, both autonomously and in a team.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
  • Ability to speak a language, other than English, is desirable but not essential.

To Apply: Please apply by submitting you resume and a cover letter to note your suitability to this position.

Kim Symons, Talent Acquisition Consultant

Applications close:  Sunday 20th September before 11pm

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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