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Child Mental Health Clinician


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About Us:

It's an exciting time to be part of Stride. You may have noticed we've recently changed our name from Aftercare to Stride.

We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride.

Our Service:

Stride Kids provides a safe place, and offers support and services to children aged 0-11 years and their families and carers, focused on improving their mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.

On offer:

  • Based in Paddington
  • Part-time (0.8FTE) and Permanent (may be flexible on number of days)
  • Base salary: $81,076 - 92,131 (dependent on experience) plus Super
  • Plus Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Plus Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!)
  • Plus meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Excellent training and development
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company rewards scheme
  • Supportive team environment

Role overview:

As part of the multidisciplinary team, the Clinician will provide focussed psychological strategies tailored to meet the individual needs of the children and families accessing services within a community setting. As well as working with relevant service systems to respond appropriately to their mental health and developmental needs.

This role involves centre based service delivery as well as outreach work.


  • Must have one of the following: Full AHPRA registration as a Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist OR Occupational Therapist (with mental health accreditation) OR AASW registration as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical practice within the mental health field, ideally with children aged 0-11 and families experiencing mental health disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and coordinate individualised psychosocial interventions to meet the needs of children and families with a mental illness based on a case formulation approach
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality assessment and evidence-based psychological interventions, within a stress-vulnerability and recovery framework.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and function autonomously while being able to effectively work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to relate to children and families in a manner which is relevant and appropriate to their presenting needs and level of functioning and provide services in a recovery orientated manner
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and outside agencies
  • Full Drivers Licence

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date for applications on September 27th 2020.

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