Mental Health Clinician (Young Peoples Early Intervention Team)


The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population of approximately 250,000 people.

We have a permanent opportunity for a Clinical Nurse, Psychologist, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join our Young Peoples Early Intervention Team.

Contact details

0457 925 ***
Access the National Relay Service

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.

Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?
Are you:

  • Pursuing a vocation not merely an occupation?
  • Excited to take the next step in your career mission?
  • Passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession?
  • Prepared to question and advocate for what is important?
  • A person who meets challenges head on?

About your opportunity
This position will work collaboratively with young people, their families, and multidisciplinary professionals to provide engagement, early detection, mental health assessment and intervention for young people with Early Psychosis and other emerging disorders via a community assertive outreach model.

To be successful for the role, you will have;

  • Clinical Nurse: A Bachelor of Nursing degree and registration with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a registered nurse coupled with a practising certificate.
  • Occupational Therapy: A tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Occupational Therapy and registration with the Occupational Therapist Board Australia (AHPRA).
  • Psychology: A four year degree in Psychology (Honours, Graduate Diploma) from an accredited tertiary institution and registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Social Work: A tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification from an accredited tertiary institution in Social Work, as well as eligibility for full membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Generous remuneration package value up to $115,848 p.a. comprising salary range of $65,894 to $101,237 p.a. (Nurse Grade 6, Band 1/HP3), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options ( https://www.health.qld.gov.au/employment/conditions/salary/sacrifice ), shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.

Why make the change?
Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (320+ days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville, the largest regional centre in the North. ( https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/about-townsville/living-in-townsville )

The city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events ( https://whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au/ ) and a bustling nightlife. The Strand ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbDy257N5-o ) is Townsville's waterfront esplanade; take a stroll along the picturesque paths, do some shopping or attend the night markets ( https://whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au/events/community-events/strand-night-markets ), be spoilt for choice with alfresco dining options, sit and relax while the kids play at the water park or one of the family fun areas. Picnic and BBQ facilities are available, as well as gym equipment (including a rock climbing wall) and amenities. Swim in the man-made rockpool ( https://youtu.be/cCu-3afh6_Y ) or the lifeguard monitored beaches. All with magnificent views of the jewel in Townsville's crown, Magnetic Island ( https://www.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au/destinations/magnetic-island/ ). A short, scenic ferry ride will get you there.