Mental Health Clinicians – Counselling and Therapy Focus

Are you a Mental Health Clinician who enjoys counselling and therapy?

Are you skilled and experienced in any of the following therapies – CBT, ACT, Interpersonal Therapy, DBT, Schema Therapy, trauma recovery treatments, LiCBT, and other brief evidence based therapies?

Summit Health is seeking Clinicians Accredited in one of the following professions:-

  • Psychologists (either registered or clinical)
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Workers
  • Accredited Mental Health Occupational Therapists
  • AHPRA Registered Nurses with Tertiary Mental Health Qualifications

These are the only Accreditations allowed in our programs, so please do not apply unless you have one of these Accreditations.

About Us
Summit Health provides Primary Health Services across the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, with our main office in Mount Barker.

Our Mental Health Unit Clinicians provide counselling and psychological therapy to clients referred to us by GPs across these regions. These services are located in a number of counselling spaces in regional centres including Gumeracha, Stirling, Mount Barker, Strathalbyn, Goolwa, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla, Kingscote and other centres as required.

Services are targeted to populations that are economically vulnerable. Our free programs are federally funded by Country SA Primary Health Network (CSAPHN), and are alternatives to the Medicare Better Access programs.

We seek to work in collaboration with Community Mental Health Services, not-for-profit service providers and private clinicians in a stepped care CSAPHN framework. Our clients are on the low to high range of the stepped care model.

The Roles (more than one role)
We endeavour to be a high level supportive clinical environment. This is a busy clinical service suited to clinicians who are self-motivated, clinically experienced, thorough with documentation, comfortable working independently and supportive of other clinicians and administrative staff.

Clinicians will be engaged in one or more of our creative and responsive clinical programs including:

  • the Psychological Therapies program,
  • the Shared Care Program,
  • LiCBT,
  • CBT Groups, and
  • Bushfire Recovery Work.

Experience working with both adults and children is desirable, but at present we are recruiting for clinical work with adults.

Clinicians need to be willing to work across our regional sites, and to assist in providing out of hours provisions, if required. Having a driver’s licence and your own transport is essential. All work related travel is reimbursed.

Summit Health supports Clinicians in their ongoing development and accreditation.

Mental Health Clinician
Full time and Part time roles available
Allied Health Levels 1 and 2
$73,814 – $87,533 depending on Skill and Experience
Summit Health offers flexible working hours and salary sacrifice packaging. 

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For enquiries, contact Bruce Stocks on 08 8406 7715 or email

Applications marked ‘Confidential’, should be forwarded to:

Bruce Stocks
Mental Health Unit Manager
Summit Health,
PO Box 1794,
Mount Barker SA 5251

Applicants must include: a cover letter, CV, expression of interest and the names of 3 referees.

This position will require a Criminal History Assessment with the consent of the applicant/employee.
Applications close at 9am, Monday 6 April.