Mental Health Consultant (Clinical)


  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health
  • $70,000 - $90,000 commensurate with skills and experience plus car allowance
  • Based in Darwin, Northern Territory Allowance of $10,000 per annum

Tell me about the role…

An exciting role exists for an energetic, qualified Mental Health Consultant (Clinical) to support schools through the implementation of the “Be You” initiative. You will provide a systems level clinical response, tailored to the individual needs of school communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from suicide. You will support school communities to promote mental health programs, prevention and early intervention with the goal of improving outcomes for young people and their families.

Who are we looking for?

You will be an experienced, clinically qualified mental health professional providing expert advice and support to primary and secondary schools, mainly to teachers, leaders and schools rather than direct clinical services to young people.

A tertiary qualification in an approved allied health discipline and eligibility for membership with the appropriate professional body is essential.

The finer details….

This role requires intra-state and inter-state travel. In return, we offer a generous car allowance, NT locational allowance as well as a flexible and dynamic work environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians.

A full time role with a salary range of $70,000 - $90,000, dependant on skills and experience, plus generous salary packaging opportunities up to the maximum amount.

This role is being offered until 30 June 2021 in line with our current funding arrangement.

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

Application Process:

To apply please visit our website https://headspace.org.au/about-us/work-for-us/1661/

Once you are on the appropriate advertisement, there are links to the key selection criteria (PD) and application instructions.

Application Process:

To apply for the role of Mental Health Consultant (Clinical), please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the following three (3) Key Selection Questions. Please limit your response to these questions to no more than 300 words per question.

Key Selection Questions:

1. What is your experience in working with young people with mental health issues, including assessing risk? What is your understanding of how mental health issues impact on young people and their learning? What is your knowledge of mental health issues in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities?

2. What are some key characteristics in engaging schools in a mental health program, such as Be You? Drawing on your experience and/or observation, describe some of the challenges and opportunities you might face.

3. What are the effects on a school if they have been impacted by a suicide and what actions might a school take to support people who are at risk?

Applications Close: Wednesday 8 July, 11:59pm        

The headspace Reconciliation Action Plan has recently been implemented through a co-design process with employees across the organisation. We are committed to strengthening the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in everything that we do and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role and all current vacancies.