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Clinical Lead - headspace

Clinical Lead - headspace

Mount Isa

Full Time

The purpose of the Clinical Lead role is to oversee the clinical operations and systems of headspace Mount Isa including the engagement, screening, assessment, and coordination of care for young people provided by the Youth Health and Wellbeing Team to ensure that a quality, safe, and accessible service is provided.

Where indicated, the Clinical Lead will provide clinical professional supervision within their scope of practice and achieved competencies.

Key Relationships

  • The Clinical Team Leader reports to the Centre Manager of headspace Mount Isa and supervises the Youth Health and well-being team.
  • This position will also form and maintain working relationships with key agencies in the community to establish integrated care pathways for young people. The position will involve having a clinical caseload


  • Possession of Tertiary qualifications in Health, or Behavioural /Social Sciences and registration with a discipline-relevant board or association.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use.
  • Experience in complex clinical triage, assessment, and referral.
  • Advanced clinical skills in managing young people at risk.
  • Experience in service development and maintaining continuous quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership of multidisciplinary teams, including the facilitation of clinical review and performance management processes.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to engage with young people, advocate on their behalf, and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, clients, carers, and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated a level of understanding of the health, social, and emotional well-being issues that impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote communities.
  • Have a high degree of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience with report writing and electronic client information management systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in the assessment and delivery of a range of treatments relevant for people with a mental illness (e.g. CBT, ACT, or IPT).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in the areas of innovation and flexibility and incorporating contemporary practice, enhanced service delivery for themselves and their team to better meet client needs.


  • Understanding of the Australian health care system, key issues in primary health care, the mental health service system, including the range of professionals that work within, or come into contact with, the mental health sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, policies, and strategic directions of mental health services for young people experiencing (or at risk of) a serious mental health issue.
  • Knowledge of local youth / health sectors.
  • Experience in private practice settings.

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