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Mental Health Clinician

Branch: Canberra

(Psychologist, Social Worker, OT or Registered Nurse)   Exciting opportunity to work for one of Canberra’s largest community sector organisations!

Receive specialist training to become a qualified CBT practitioner and help transform lives!

Our Next Step service is growing and we’re looking for enthusiastic clinicians to join our multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals.

The Next Step program provides psychological interventions to adults and children experiencing mental health issues. Next Step is based on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy initiative in the UK and provides evidenced based CBT via disorder specific models. All new clinicians participate in a comprehensive, 12 month training and supervision programme which allows our clinicians to develop significant expertise in working within this framework. CatholicCare is pioneering an Australian first program and has seen overwhelming demand for this service. As such we are we are looking for new clinicians to join the program, called Next Step. We have positions available for clinicians who are looking to develop their skills and expertise in delivering CBT via disorder specific models to adults and young people.   About us

CatholicCare is a large welfare agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration.

The Role

The key responsibilities for the Mental Health clinician will be to provide therapeutic interventions to adults and young people with mental health issues. Clinicians will be required to work from the CBT approach described in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies framework. Staff receive 12 months of training and ongoing supervision in this model.

If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives and be a part of this ground-breaking program, we want to hear from you! We welcome new graduates and experience clinicians.

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a new and innovative program. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, and professional development in a family friendly environment. In this role, you will have access to regular supervision and intensive training and professional development opportunities.

Selection Criteria

The ideal person we are looking for has: Relevant accreditation including one of the following; 1) General Registration with APHRA as a psychologist, both generally registered psychologists and clinical psychologists; 2) accreditation as a mental health social worker with AASW, 3) a credentialed mental health nurse with ACMHN; 4) a Better Access to Mental Health endorsed Occupational Therapist.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience working in the mental health sector with individuals.
  • Commitment to and proficiency delivering evidence-based interventions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and good time management skills

To Apply

To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Covering letter addressing the Selection Criteria above

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card

Please download the selection criteria:Mental health Clinican PD - Next Step_updated 2.6.22

Please send your applications to:

Closing Date: as positions are filled *Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those