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Youth Mental Health Worker - CYPMH

Central Coast, NSW

Permanent Full Time


Registered Nurse

Purpose of Position

The position sits within the Youth Mental Health stream of  children and Young Peoples Mental Health Service. The service provides assertive outreach and intensive case management, specifically aimed at engaging young people aged 12-24 years experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems/disorders. Clinical interventions incorporate evidence based practice with a focus on early intervention, recovery and family engagement and support  CYPMH is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability;Indigenous Australians, people who identify as LGBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds Graded: Health and Community Employees Psychologists (State) Award – Psychologist NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award - Social Worker or Occupational Therapist, Counselling and Welfare level 1/2 Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award - Registered Nurse

Selection Criteria

Degree qualification/s and AHPRA registered in either Nursing or Psychology or Occupational Therapy, or Degree qualification in either Social Work or Social Science. AND a current Australian Driver's License.

Post graduate experience working within a Mental Health or Child and Adolescent Mental Health service.

Experience working within a crisis intervention model of care.

Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health needs of young people (12-24 years) and their families.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team.

Demonstrated experience working with a range of community partners including General Practitioners.

Experience in collaborative partnerships with government or non-government organisations.

Demonstrated commitment to Caring for the Coast vision, goals and strategies, with demonstrated behaviours which align with the NSW Health CORE values and CCLHD Values and behaviours charter.