Intervention Workers - headspace
The purpose of the Intervention Worker position is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide interventions, and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to headspace Toowoomba.
As one of the first contact points for young people accessing headspace Toowoomba, the Intervention Worker will need to build a positive rapport with a wide range of young people, as well as their family and friends.
The Intervention Worker will need to be skilled in assessing a young person’s needs, including complex risk assessments and the ability to action a plan to mitigate any identified risk.
The Intervention Worker will participate in regular clinical supervision and will be required to present and discuss cases with the multidisciplinary team.
The Intervention Worker will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, including core clinical workers, contract clinical workers (General Practitioners and Allied Health Practitioners), consortium workers and core non-clinical workers. They will also work closely with local community and partner youth and health services to provide holistic and integrated care.
Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and/or registration or membership with the appropriate association within Australia. Certified copies of the required information must be provided, prior to the commencement of clinical duties.
- Psychologist: Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four-year qualification in Psychology and be eligible for provisional general registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Psychology Board of Australia (PsychBA). While not mandatory, a Psychology Board of Australia (PsychBA) area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology/ Educational & Development psychology would be highly regarded as would PsychBA approved supervisor status.
- Social Worker: Eligibility for membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Eligibility is dependent on the candidate having completed a university level Social Work degree accredited by the AASW, and that the candidate does not have any other outstanding professional competency or ethical issues, or complaints known to the AASW which may preclude membership to the association.
- Occupational Therapist: Tertiary degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognised tertiary institution and registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (AHPRA). Current endorsement or eligibility for Better Access Mental Health endorsement would be highly regarded.
- High levels of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion
- Positive and collaborative team worker
- Adaptability and flexibility to changing work environments and requirements
- Hold a current ‘C’ class open driver’s license
- Hold a current Working with Children Check (Blue Card), if required, issued by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Mission & Values
Supporting young people in their time of need, is at the heart of what we do at Youturn. Our organisational culture is built on trusting relationships that are meaningful and inclusive. We listen to understand, we embrace diversity, and we offer a safe spacefree from judgement.
To ensure our young people receive individualised support, we invest in team members who embody our values to foster a collaborative culture of excellence.
For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities, and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community, and people living with disability.
We’d love to meet you!
If you have the skills, experience, and passion to fit our headspace Toowoomba team, please take the next step and submit your resume and cover letter.