Vacancies in our Child, Youth & Family  Services team

Senior Mental Health Practitioner / Team Leader - Burnett Region (Potential for positions in Wide Bay & Fraser Coast areas)

Equality. Diversity. Inclusion.

About the Role

This is a unique opportunity to combine your professional skills as a Child, Youth & Family Mental Health Practitioner with your understanding of how regional communities 'tick', to coordinate the delivery of the broad range of Bridges services across the North and South Burnett.

You will need to be able to engage with local communities in meaningful and inclusive ways, utilising communication processes which target the broader community to develop Bridges’ profile. The opportunity to network and involvement in regional networks is a high priority.

You will also carry a caseload to utilise your skills and experience to identify and address the mental health and psychosocial needs of young people and their families throughout the Burnett region.

The Opportunity

  • Collaborating with other agencies to maximize the impact Bridges has in the region
  • Community outreach, mental health promotion/education and community development activities to increase local capacity to identify, understand and respond to the mental health needs of the region
  • Coordinate client access to BHCC services, including triaging of referrals and allocation to relevant practitioners, and carrying a suitable caseload.
  • Conduct thorough and comprehensive assessments to identify the mental health and psychosocial needs of young people and their families, and identify and address risk factors or issues which may lead to poor mental health outcomes.
  • Oversee the application of organisational systems, and reviewing and/or implementing changes as required
  • Oversee the collection of relevant data, completion of reporting requirements per contractual agreement with funders and maintenance of accurate records as prescribed.
  • Oversee Burnett region employees; and ensure staff deliver services as intended and in accordance with funding agreements
  • Work in partnership with team members in providing an effective, professional service in the Burnett region.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Mental Health, Health Services, Disability Services or associated field will be highly regarded
  • Substantial experience working in a similar senior role with key responsibilities and reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of community resources, treatment services and referral networks or the capacity to obtain that knowledge effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to identify local needs and implement relevant health promotion and community education activities
  • Independent decision making and negotiation skills and effective organisational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, and providing leadership to, a team
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise and manage daily tasks.
  • Knowledge of community service delivery, as well as, the various funding avenues to support community members.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Capacity to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • A high level of computer literacy

*A requirement prior to commencement is the ability to obtain or currently hold the following:

  • Blue Card for Working with Children
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance or Yellow Card Exemption
  • Queensland Open Driver Licence
  • The right to work in Australia

Bridges will assist you to obtain these. *Conditions apply.

About the Benefits

Bridges Health & Community Care Ltd understand the critical importance of their employees in the success of the organisation and as such are always on the lookout for talented, like-minded individuals to join their team.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you'll receive an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as salary sacrificing options to further increase your take-home pay. 

You will be joining a culture that is dedicated to helping you succeed. Ongoing training and professional development is available to help you grow, and flexible working arrangements are negotiable to ensure that you maintain a great work-life balance.

This is a truly rewarding opportunity to support an organisation that assists vulnerable and marginalised members of the community. If you think you have what it takes to join the Bridges team then we want to hear from you - apply now!

Interested applicants are required to submit:

  • an up-to-date resume including two recent referees;
  • a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and requirements of the role.

For confidential enquiries, or for a copy of the Position Description, please contact Human Resources Manager, Bruce Bryan at [email protected]

We reserve the right to close the position if a suitable candidate is found sooner than the closing date.