Mental Health Clinician / Senior Mental Health Clinician

Date published

02 Apr 2024


Longreach Base

Job ID


Mental Health Clinician / Senior Mental Health Clinician

Deliver essential mental health services to regional and remote communities in and around Longreach. Support the wellbeing of people in QLD!


  • Healthcare & Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Full-time

Key points

  • Join a proud and passionate team!
  • Attractive salary+Super+Salary package+Remote area payment+Relocation
  • Weekly allowances on top of your salary to assist in rent or mortgage payments


The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) is looking for a self-motivated, versatile, and experienced Senior or Mental Health Clinician to join our Central West and Outback Mental Health Team to provide services to regional and remote patients.
You have strong values and a great ability to build trust-based relationships with those around you. In addition to your advanced people and communication skills, you are an independent worker, passionate about delivering quality mental health services to people living in remote areas.  
You will be highly skilled in empowering others, knowledgeable on issues impacting rural and remote populations and a team player. We are looking for a creative Clinician that meets the following criteria;

  • Registration with AHPRA or membership of the AASW
  • Qualification in Psychology, Social Work (Accredited with AASW), Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing (Suitable for Mental Health credentialing)
  • Post-graduate experience in a relevant clinical field
  • Demonstrated experience in brief interventions, therapeutic counselling and mental health education
Working and living in Longreach you will enjoy small-town living providing you with a country atmosphere, friendly locals, and wilderness attractions to keep you busy in your downtime. If you enjoy socialising at the races, attending community events, or taking part in fitness activities, you will find contentment living in this safe, family-friendly community.

This position is a full-time role working Monday – Friday and will start on an initial maximum term contract until June 30, 2025. In addition to an idyllic lifestyle, RFDS will also provide you with generous weekly allowances on top of your salary to assist in rent or mortgage payments.
RFDS Longreach

Since 2004 the RFDS (Queensland Section), has been providing mental health support to people in Longreach and surrounding communities. The service operates on a hub and spoke basis with the RFDS Longreach office being the primary base for clinicians providing services in surrounding communities. The Team is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of clinicians with qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing and Occupational Therapy. The Longreach Base provides services such as– psychological therapies, counselling services and mental health and wellbeing education and promotion.
Why Join the RFDS Central West and Outback Mental Health Team?

Working in the heart of the Queensland Outback will provide you with experiences unlike that of the hustle and bustle of the city. You will enjoy wide open spaces, and beautiful horizons and never be caught in traffic. You’ll make a difference in people’s everyday lives by delivering essential services in a welcoming community. The following benefits will also be provided to you by joining the RFDS;
  • Attractive remuneration packages + Super
  • Salary packaging of $18,500 increasing your take-home pay  
  • Remote Area Package- Weekly Rent/ Mortgage Assistance $295 + Remote Allowance $4688 yearly + Gratuity $3492 
  • Relocation Offered- up to 7k
  • Training and development opportunities with paid study leave
  • A great sense of community spirit by joining our proud and passionate team
  • Employee Assistance Program- advice for staff and their families (support, nutrition & financial)
  • Private health insurance discounts


If you would like any further information, please contact Talent Acquisition at  or call 07 3852 7553. Alternatively, please contact the Manager of Central West and Outback Mental Health Dr Tim Driscoll at
Successful candidates will be subject to a police check and pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Candidates are required to hold a current, unrestricted Australian Driver's Licence. Prior to the appointment, you will be required to provide certified copies of qualifications/registrations and evidence of immunity or vaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases. You will also be required to successfully complete the RFDS credentialing process.

Royal Flying Doctor Service acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the Traditional Custodians of the land. The RFDS is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of healthcare. We embrace diversity and welcome all people irrespective of faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.