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Next Step (IAPT) Coaches

Branch: Canberra

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


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


  • Competitive salary and benefits


  • Full Time and/or Part Time positions


  • Based in ACT


The Next Step IAPT Coaches will provide low intensity cognitive behaviour therapy to people with mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. Next Steps Coaches will also link consumers to other services including social inclusion services or step up to high intensity services as required. The role involves providing quality clinical services to people who self-refer for mental health support; this will include vulnerable and disadvantaged people within the community. Your duties include assessing and treating clients across the lifespan using Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour therapy. A comprehensive on the job training program is provided including regular supervision.  You will complete administrative tasks including maintaining clinical records, writing letter to GPs, data entry, ensuring program protocols are followed and other associated tasks. 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 Coaches for this program, called Next Step. We have positions available for Coaches who are looking to develop their skills in delivering CBT to adults and young people.


The Role – Provide a quality psychological intervention service


  • Next Steps Coaches are responsible for providing Low Intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to clients with mild to moderate mental health conditions
  • Maintain client load in order to minimise waiting times and ensure service delivery remains accessible and convenient
  • Participate in a comprehensive skills development program to deliver CBT interventions
  • Adhere to program guidelines to conduct client-centred assessments
  • Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements
  • Actively participate in a culture of continuous improvement across the team and monitor self-performance
  • Maintain professional communication and provide timely response to all stakeholders, including written updates to referrers, when required, in line with program protocols


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. This role comes with an intensive training program, ideal for anyone wanting to build their CBT skills.


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:

  • Demonstrated ability to build supportive and respectful relationships with people experiencing distress with mild to moderate mental illness.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and engagement skills, including on the phone.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and time management skills
  • Competence with technology and data systems to be able to deliver the Next Step Model and to ensure reporting requirements and the Model is adhered to.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team and a willingness to participate in reflective practice.


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 download the selection criteria:IAPT low intensity Coaches PD



Please send your applications to: Sue.Pobjie@catholiccare.cg.org.au



Closing Date: 5pm 20th June 2021


*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.