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Parramatta, NSW, Australia
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Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
1 day ago


headspace Early Psychosis is a program run by Uniting which focuses on supporting young people who are at risk of developing a first episode of psychosis, or those that are currently experiencing an early psychosis.

The Consultant Psychiatrist in the Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team (MATT) holds a key leadership position within the team in partnership with the Team Leader. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of clinical leadership, training and supervision of medical staff, specializing in early intervention mental health treatment to young people aged 12-25 years who are referred to the service. The Consultant Psychiatrist will contribute to the development of an innovative service that will provide high quality care to achieve best outcomes for young people with a first episode of psychosis and their families.

  • headspace - Program for young people at risk of early psychosis
  • Part Time Flexible - 3 or 4 days per week - Permanent position
  • Services via Telehealth and face to face in Western Sydney
  • NSW Staff Specialist Award (up to Senior Staff Specialist rate) + TESL + Salary Packaging

Role Overview
The Consultant Psychiatrist will work collaboratively with a range of Mental Health Clinicians across the service to promote comprehensive evidence-based psychiatric care that is youth friendly, safe, effective, and of a high standard. The Consultant Psychiatrist may be required to oversee clinical review and quality assurance processes, supervision of staff, professional development meetings and contribute to the development and maintenance of community partnerships with key external stakeholders, developing effective interfaces across programs within the service, as well as facilitating relevant research activities.

The overall aims of clinical care within headspace Early Psychosis are:

  • To detect early those young people who are experiencing, or are at risk of a first episode of psychosis
  • To reduce the duration of untreated psychosis in order to minimize the impact of a first episode of psychosis on the normal developmental trajectory of the young person
  • Intervene early and effectively with young people at risk of a first episode of psychosis to prevent the onset of psychotic illness
  • To provide a responsive and seamless access to service for young people with early psychosis and first episode psychosis and their families/significant others
  • Enable both symptomatic and functional recovery from a first episode of psychosis


Essential Criteria

  • Registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or equivalent postgraduate specialist qualification.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in crisis intervention and management of young people in the acute phase of a mental illness.
  • Substantial knowledge of the evidence base for the biopsychosocial treatments of first episode psychosis.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with young people, their families and/or significant others.
  • Demonstrable effective interpersonal communication, consultation and negotiation skills including the ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams, internal and external agencies and stakeholder.
  • Demonstrated capacity to be innovative in clinical approaches with young people.
  • Ability to maintain the philosophy, guidelines, standards and policies of the EPPIC model within a headspace platform and to promote the early intervention and recovery of young people with a first episode of psychosis.
  • Demonstrated commitment to clinical supervision, education, training and ongoing professional development and to contribute to clinical staff learning.

Uniting Staff Benefits

  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Paid parental leave
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • My wellbeing programs
  • Corporate discounts

To Apply, Email your CV and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria
to Rose Rivera, Talent Acquisition Specialist -

Enquiries: Dr Roger Gurr, Clinical Director -
or Josh Onikul, Operations Manager headspace - 0429 226 726
or Rose Rivera, Talent Acquisition Specialist - 0438 206 164

Reference 495824

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59420099
  • Location:
    Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Position Title: Consultant Psychiatrist headspace Early Psychosis
  • Company Name: Uniting
  • Application Deadline: 17 Jan 2022
  • Position Type: General Psychiatry
  • Work Setting: Community Mental Health Centre
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: 139.71 - 183.49 Australian Dollars (Hourly Wage)

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