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Mental Health Clinicians

Branch: Canberra

The only stepped care service of its kind in Australia! Develop your CBT skills to help transform lives!


Competitive salary and benefits


Full Time and/or Part Time positions


Based in ACT


Due to continued growth an exciting opportunity to work for one of Canberra’s largest community sector organisations has become available. The Next Step program provides psychological interventions to adults and children experiencing mental health issues. Due to the overwhelming demand for this service, we are looking to expand the team. The program is based on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy initiative in the UK. It provides treatments identified in the international Cochrane Reviews as evidence based and as such provides CBT via disorder specific models. Clinicians will participate in a comprehensive, initial 12 month training and supervision programme which allows clinicians to develop significant expertise in working within this framework.


CatholicCare is pioneering an Australian first program and has seen overwhelming demand by the public for this service. As such we are expanding our team of clinicians for this 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.


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!  


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.


About us


CatholicCare is the social services arm 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 while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect and Excellence.


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
  • Address each 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 send your applications to: Sue.Pobjie@catholiccare.cg.org.au


Please download the selection criteria:Mental health Clinican PD - Next Step Adult


Closing Date: 8th November 2020


*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. 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 from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.