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Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Alice Springs

5/5 Hartley Street, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871
P: (08) 8958 4544 F: (08) 8952 0412

headspace Alice Springs provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to young people 12-25 years old. We provide mental health counselling, social support and a Doctors clinic for physical and sexual health testing. We have a team of youth focus health professionals available to help you out for a range of issues.

headspace Alice Springs values the opinions of young people by seeking feedback from the Youth Advisory Group on how we do things and to make sure we are aware of what issues are happening locally for young people in Alice Springs. These young people support headspace by attending community events, forums and advocating for mental health issues. If you want to be a part of YAG call us for an info pack!

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Services available

Mental Health Services

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Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Doctor (GP)

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GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Youth Reference Group

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A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Youth Programs

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Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

Positions available at headspace Alice Springs

Psychologist, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: BASE SALARY: $93,025.19 - $109,981.16 (P.A)

Deadline: 03/06/2016 12:00am

  • Base Salary: $105,371.70- $109,795.35 (p.a.)
  • Total Effective Package: $129,371 - $134,305 (p.a.)*
  • Full-time, fixed term, 2 (two) year contract

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation supporting young people aged 12-25 years with their mental & general health care needs.

headspace Central Australia is managed under the lead agency of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. Congress offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team with access to peer support and professional development opportunities, 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading and generous salary packaging options.

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has over 40 years' experience providing comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. Congress is seeking a Mental Health Nurse Manager who is interested in making a genuine contribution to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

The Mental Health Nurse Manager provides clinical services and management to the Alice Springs headspace through an integrated, holistic health care model that aims to optimise health and wellbeing outcomes for young people.

The position works collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure accordance with the headspace grant agreement, headspace National Office, consortium partners, the Youth Reference Group and Congress as the lead agency.

Alice Springs offers a unique lifestyle in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Australia. It is within easy reach of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and a host of other world heritage sites.

As well as a wonderful lifestyle and rewarding work, Congress offers the following:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Six (6) weeks' annual leave
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging
  • A strong commitment to Professional Development
  • Family friendly conditions
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • District allowance

For more information on the position, contact Senior Clinical Psychologist, Dr Jon-Paul Cacioli on (08) 8959 4799 or email jon-paul.cacioli@caac.org.au.

Applications close: FRIDAY 3 JUNE 2016

*Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, and estimated tax saving from salary packaging options.

For a copy of the position description or for more information about the position and application process visit www.caac.org.au/hr or contact Human Resources on (08) 8959 4774 or by email at vacancy@caac.org.au.

For more information about jobs at Congress visit www.caac.org.au/hr 

For more information contact:

Name: Dr Jon-Paul Cacioli
Phone: (08) 8959 4799
Email: jon-paul.cacioli@caac.org.au

Mental Health Nurse Manager (PN121), Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Base Salary: $105,371.70- $109,795.35 (p.a)

Deadline: 03/06/2016 12:00am

  • Base Salary: $105,371.70- $109,795.35 (p.a.)
  • Total Effective Package: $129,371 - $134,305 (p.a.)*
  • Full-time, fixed term, 2 (two) year contract

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation supporting young people aged 12-25 years with their mental & general health care needs.

headspace Central Australia is managed under the lead agency of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. Congress offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team with access to peer support and professional development opportunities, 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading and generous salary packaging options.

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has over 40 years' experience providing comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. Congress is seeking a Mental Health Nurse Manager who is interested in making a genuine contribution to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

The Mental Health Nurse Manager provides clinical services and management to the Alice Springs headspace through an integrated, holistic health care model that aims to optimise health and wellbeing outcomes for young people.

The position works collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure accordance with the headspace grant agreement, headspace National Office, consortium partners, the Youth Reference Group and Congress as the lead agency.

Alice Springs offers a unique lifestyle in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Australia. It is within easy reach of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and a host of other world heritage sites.

As well as a wonderful lifestyle and rewarding work, Congress offers the following:

    • Competitive salaries
    • Six (6) weeks' annual leave
    • 9.5% superannuation
    • Generous salary packaging
    • A strong commitment to Professional Development
    • Family friendly conditions
    • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
    • District allowance

For more information on the position, contact Senior Clinical Psychologist, Dr Jon-Paul Cacioli on (08) 8959 4799 or email jon-paul.cacioli@caac.org.au.

Applications close: FRIDAY 3 JUNE 2016

*Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, and estimated tax saving from salary packaging options.

For a copy of the position description or for more information about the position and application process visit www.caac.org.au/hr or contact Human Resources on (08) 8959 4774 or by email at vacancy@caac.org.au.

For more information about jobs at Congress visit www.caac.org.au/hr.

For more information contact:

Name: Dr. Jon-Paul Cacioli
Phone: (08) 8959 4799
Email: Jon-Paul.cacioli@caac.org.au

GENERAL PRACTITIONER (GP) (PN 826) , Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: BASE SALARY: $164,176.37- $189,490.66 (P.A)

Deadline: 03/06/2016 12:00am

Position: GENERAL PRACTITIONER (GP) (PN 826)  
Division: SERVICES BRANCH
BASE LEVEL: LEVEL GP 1 - 4
BASE SALARY: $164,176.37- $189,490.66 (P.A)
TOTAL SALARY:  $187,726 – $216,432 (P.A) (COMMENSURATE WITH QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE)
(SALARY PACKAGING OPTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The General Practitioner (GP) is required to perform clinical duties across all sections of Congress’ Alice Springs Health Service Division.

 

The General Practitioner will work in a manner which is consistent with the organisation’s philosophy (namely comprehensive primary health care principles, and those of an Aboriginal community controlled health service) and ensures that the quality of service is maintained.

 

REPORTS TO:

GENERAL PRACTITIONER COORDINATOR (GPC)

 

OVERVIEW of Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Aboriginal Corporation) (Congress) and Work Environment:

Congress was formed in 1973 to support and advocate for Aboriginal people in the struggle for justice and equity. Since that time, Congress has expanded to become the largest and oldest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in the Northern Territory.

 

Congress now provides a comprehensive primary health care service to the Aboriginal Community of Alice Springs and to outstations within a 100 kilometre radius.

 

Today Congress encompasses five (5) Divisions in total;

1. Finance

2. Alice Springs Health Services Division

3. Regional Health Services Division

4. Human Resources

5. Public Health

 

The GPs working at Congress provide a 7 day/week clinic service and community health outreach programs. ASHSD staff include GPs, Registered Nurses (RNs), Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs), Aboriginal Liaison Workers, allied health staff, receptionists, and drivers.

For further information about Congress feel free to visit our website: www.caac.org.au.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. OPERATIONAL

 Undertake comprehensive primary health care clinical consultations in a holistic manner following protocols defined in the Central Australian Remote Practitioners Association (CARPA) Standard Treatment Manual and the Minymaku Kutja Tjukurpa Women’s Business Manual where appropriate. GPs will be rostered to work at the following clinics:

o Main Clinic 25 Gap Road, Alice Springs;

o Ingkintja 19 Gap Road, Alice Springs;

o Alukura Lot 7895 Percy Court, Alice springs;

 Work as part of a program team to achieve the aims and outcomes of these programs as directed by the GPC. These programs include but are not limited to:

o Frail, Aged and Disabled Program;

o Safe and Sober Support Service;

o Children’s Services including Healthy Kids Clinic, Preschool readiness program and Child Health Outreach program;

o Renal Primary Health Care Team;

o Residential Aged Care Facilities;

o Bush Mobile Team;

o Chronic Disease Program;

o Headspace Central Australia;

 Work in a cooperative manner with clients taking into consideration their cultural practices and beliefs, especially in relation to health, wellbeing and Western medicine;

 Ensure effective record collection including updating client health summaries, recording all details of consultations in the “Communicare” client record, organising and ensuring appropriate follow up and timely referrals for clients as necessary;

 Ensure that all medical correspondence and investigation results are reviewed and appropriate follow up occurs in a timely manner;

 Provide health education and counselling during consultation, as needed;

 Provide emergency consultation and treatment, as required;

 Participate in continuous quality improvement programs and support senior managers with any change processes to improve health outcomes, services efficiency and client and staff satisfaction, and support accreditation of the health service;

 Ensure that revenue is maximised by claiming appropriate Medicare Benefit Schedule items or generating of invoice request for all service provided;

 Ensure clients are managed using GP management plans, team care arrangements, mental health care plans and ATSI health checks when appropriate as per the Medicare Benefit Schedule;

 Seek advice from the GPC or other senior GPs in case of uncertainty;

 Be available for after-hours and week-end duties as rostered;

 Assist the Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) and Registered Nurses/Midwives (RNs) with their clinical assessments and provide clinical advice as required;

 Undertake “Doctor 2” tasks as rostered per relevant operational guidelines, procedures or duty statements;

 Provide immediate clinical assistance to Congress staff members for work related illness or injury, and then arrange referral for on-going management outside Congress; and

 Be familiar with and follow all CAACAC policies and procedures that are relevant for the area in which the GP is working.

 

2. OTHER FUNCTIONS

 Function as a team member with AHPs, RNs, Midwives, allied health and other staff members;

 Participate in education and support of GP Registrars, junior doctors, medical students and other clinical staff within Congress;

 Participate in continuing professional development and maintain currency regarding Aboriginal health issues;

 Senior GPs will be expected to perform the following duties as directed by the GPC:

o Provide clinical leadership in sections or areas at the directed by the GPC;

o Hold and ensure maintenance of accreditation as a GP registrar supervisor by attending continuing professional development;

o Provide advice to the senior managers on medico-legal and ethical issues;

 Contribute to the development and implementation of CAACAC policies and procedures when requested by senior managers or the Operational Policies and Procedures Committee (OPPC);

 Attend and contribute to Doctor’s , Clinic and other relevant rostered meetings;

 Assist with the orientation of new doctors and staff;

 Contribute to keeping the consultation rooms clean, tidy and stocked;

 In negotiation between the GP and senior management provide relief support to remote community clinics serviced by Regional Health Service Division; and

 From time to time perform other duties as directed by the GPC in consultation with other senior managers or general managers.

 

3. ACCOUNTABILITIES

 Ensure the provision of quality and professional service at all times; and

 Work within strict confidentiality guidelines, ensuring all personnel and/or client information is kept secure.

 

4. STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS

 Liaise with a variety of allied Government and Non-Government agencies as directed, or when requested to represent Congress in a professional manner at all times; and

 Maintain and contribute to a professional focus when dealing with all internal and external stakeholders.

 

5. WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY (WHS)

 Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for the health and safety of anyone else who may be affected by your acts and omissions in the workplace; and

 Work in accordance with Congress’ WHS policy, the WHS Act, Regulations and Code of Practices.

 

6. CORPORATE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 Maintain the privacy and dignity of internal and external clients at all times;

 Act with tact and diplomacy when dealing with information of a highly sensitive nature;

 Always work with an open, honest and transparent focus;

 Work within strict confidentiality guidelines, ensuring all personnel and/ or client information is kept secure; and

 Provide an ethical and professional level of service at all times.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential Criteria

1. Current registration (or ability to obtain) with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA).

2. Fellow of the RACGP or ACRRM or a minimum of five years of experience in General Practice.

3. Good communication skills, especially in cross-cultural environment.

4. Ability to work well under pressure.

5. Willingness and ability to accommodate Aboriginal values and traditions in clinical practice including willingness to take cultural advice form Aboriginal staff.

6. Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary primary health care team.

7. Current NT Drivers Licence or the ability to obtain same.

 

Desirable Criteria

1. Additional qualifications which may include DipRANZCOG, FARGP or MPH.

2. Accreditation or experience as a supervisor of GP registrars.

3. Awareness of primary health care practices and principles.

4. Awareness of sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and knowledge of current issues affecting. the lives of Aboriginal people.

 

 

Appointment Conditions:

 Employment with Congress is conditional upon the employee obtaining a NT Ochre Card (Working with Children) and also Northern Territory Police Screening (Criminal History check), in line with Congress policies for employment of staff.

 The position holder must be willing to adhere to Congress Code of Conduct, including complying with Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) requirements, and follow all Congress policy and procedures.

 

Community Expectations:

 Employee interaction with residents within communities will be taken into account as part of the final performance assessment during the probation period.

 

APPLICATION DETAILS:

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE A RESPONSE TO SELECTION CRITERIA AS OUTLINED ABOVE; A CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) AND CONTACT DETAILS FOR 2 REFEREES.

Applications marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and addressed to the Human Resources Division can be submitted either by post or emailed:

Human Resources Officer

Human Resources Division

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

PO Box 1604

Alice Springs

NT 0871

Email: vacancy@caac.org.au

Or

Apply on line: www.caac.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: Louisa Spicer
Phone: (08) 8951 4408
Email: louisa.spicer@caac.org.au

More information

How to make an appointment? (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Its easy!! you can ring us yourself or get a friend or family member to call for you!

Just call us on 8958 4544

Walk in to make your appointment - 5/5 Hartley St

email - headspace.reception@caac.org.au

 

we just need your full name, date of birth and phone number.

we are an appointment only service

 

Have your Say - Survey (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

We want to know what you think about headspace Alice Springs?

At headspace Alice Springs we value your opinion, with the help of the headspace youth advisory group to make our service suit your needs and remains youth friendly space!!

This survey will only take a few minutes - SURVEY


YOUTH ADVISORY GROUP (YAG) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Are you 12 - 25 years old? and living in Alice Springs? 

Do you want to get involved with the local community of Alice Springs?

Want to plan and run youth events?

Do you want your voice heard about local issues effecting young people?

YAG is for you!!!

The headspace young advisory group meets everyone month, this is where we discuss ideas and plan events.
sometimes events are after school or on the weekends, we provide snacks and drinks for meetings.



Role description for more information about being a YAG member!

Role description with images FINAL.

 

If you want to apply, download your application forms here - WORD Document             PDF for printing

Return your form via email neily.oconnell@caac.org.au
Drop it off - headspace Alice Springs,  5/5 Hartley Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Post - PO Box 1604, Alice Springs NT 0870

any questions - (08) 8958 4544 or 0439 022 812