Senior Clinician


Job summary:

As the Senior Clinician, you will carry a caseload which may have young people and parents with higher needs or who are experiencing greater complexity in their circumstances. You will also be involved in the provision of mentoring and support to junior colleagues, act as an immediate escalation point to local Psychosocial Staff, contribute to Psychosocial strategy and chairing/ coordinating Psychosocial Review Meetings (PRM) and Case Reviews as required by the National Clinical Advisor. The Senior Clinician will hold tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, Occupational Therapy, Counselling or a related field. Your local knowledge and clinical expertise will also be utilised to assist in the development and delivery of evidence based psychosocial interventions and programs for young people and families. 

Although most work will be conducted during the day, some of our young people and families may require structured/ pre-approved supported interventions during the evening and on weekends, so you must be willing to accommodate this. Whilst it is expected that this position could provide psychosocial interventions via telephone and online video support (zoom/ Skype/Teams), some travel regionally and around Australia may also be required to provide a high-level of face-to-face support to both young people, families and staff. 

The position will ensure adherence to the Best Practice and evidence informed clinical standards of the service in line with the Canteen Psychosocial Model. They will contribute to the development and enhancement of innovative clinical services within Canteen in collaboration with other departments of Canteen along with the National Clinical Advisor and the Manager of Psychosocial Support. 

The role will be an immediate and local escalation and touch point for psychosocial staff for the purposes of ad-hoc consultation and support where required.

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Experience/ Qualifications 

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline (Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Occupational Therapy, Nursing)
  • Current registration with AHPRA (Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Nurse) or Eligibility for membership of the AASW (Social Worker), PACFA or similar peak accreditation body.
  • 3- 5 years’ experience in clinical practice within the mental health/youth health field, with specific experience working with young people


  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in working with young people, in allied health settings, mental health settings, bereavement settings and/or psycho-oncology settings
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of Grief, Loss and Bereavement counselling and support
  • Knowledge of Grief, Loss and Bereavement counselling and support models
  • Demonstrated experience in effective networking and collaboration with other service providers to build strong inter-agency networks
  • High-level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills, especially with synchronous and asynchronous chat functionality
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office products. 
  • Demonstrated experience in working with client management databases. 

Personal Qualities

  • Warm and approachable, ability to listen actively, friendly and professional
  • High level of integrity, honesty and commitment
  • Highly motivated, team player & ability to handle stressful situations
  • Adaptable to change
  • A high level of initiative and a disciplined and determined approach
  • Professionalism and attention to quality and detail
  • Highly motivated and able to engender that in team members
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Desire to work for Canteen, affinity with our Mission and Values and a desire to work with young people

Employment Details:

Location: Brisbane, QLD

Job type: Permanent; full time

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Application Info

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The closing date is 12th April 2021.

You can apply on our website below, alternatively, send your CV and covering letter address the selection criteria to

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