Clinical Lead headspace Joondalup


Black Swan Health Ltd.

About the Company

Black Swan Health Ltd is the lead agency for headspace Joondalup

headspace is an initiative funded by the Australian Government (Department of Health) which provides access, information and support for young people aged 12 – 25 years to improve their mental and physical health, address alcohol and other drug issues, and assist with access to vocational and employment services.

About the Role

The Clinical Lead provides leadership, support and clinical supervision to a multidisciplinary team headspace team to ensure primary access points, referral pathways and direct service provision is integrated, of high quality and aligned with the clinical governance framework and practice standards.

The Clinical Lead will demonstrate a high commitment to team development and work in collaboration with the headspace Joondalup Operations Manager, private practitioners and allied health service providers to develop integrated planning and program opportunities

Duties include but not limited to:

Duties include:

  • Provide clinical supervision, line management and consultation to the clinical team at headspace Joondalup, students from academic institutions and allied health professionals as appropriate.
  • Carry a minimum caseload of 0.4 FTE or as deemed appropriate.
  • Provide consultation and support to co-located service providers in the integration and delivery of shared care services.
  • Regularly review the processes and intake procedures to ensure seamless access to services, information and referral options.
  • Support team members in the provision of focused psychological interventions and clinical assessments for young people and groups with emerging and/or diagnosed mental health disorders where indicated.
  • Provide induction and consultative support to the GP and other staff regarding practice operations and appropriate clinical pathways.
  • Convene and facilitate multi-disciplinary case review meetings.
  • Oversee client allocation processes, appropriate to relevant practitioner skill and case load capacity.

Key Competencies (Essential)

  1. Approved tertiary qualifications in psychology, mental health or health discipline.
  2. Demonstrated experience in clinical leadership, supervision and oversight of service to ensure quality care coordination and effective inter-agency and multi-disciplinary team relationships.
  3. Highly developed communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, problem solving and negotiations skills.
  4. Demonstrated experience in the delivery of mental health assessments, crisis interventions, psycho-education and short term focused interventions to young people and their families.
  5. Demonstrated experience in the implementation and review of clinical governance frameworks and practice, including quality improvement, risk management and compliance monitoring and reporting.
  6. A good working knowledge of the mental health service system and range of professionals within the sector.
  7. Competency with Microsoft Office, client databases and electronic medical records applications.
  8. Current Driver’s License and own vehicle, Police Clearance, Working with Children’s Check.

1 FTE – 38 hours per week

Applications Close 22.03 2019


  1. Membership of relevant professional associations.
  2. Knowledge of community and mental health services in the North Metropolitan Region.
  3. Completion of formal clinical supervision training i.e. Psychology Board Approved Supervision Training

For further information about the position please contact: Liz Cork (9201 0044)

If you are interested in this opportunity please click the APPLY button below or alternatively email to Your application should include (in one file) a covering letter accompanied by your resume.

Hours of Work

38 Hours per week

Black Swan Health reserves the right to close applications early.

Black Swan Health Limited is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. We welcome all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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