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Recruitment information

We offer a wide range of career opportunities at headspace National Office and through our national network of headspace centres.

For any recruitment or placements queries at a headspace centre please contact your nearest centre. For any National Office queries please contact recruitment@headspace.org.au 

Exciting new roles!

New roles are available for the new Mental Health in Education (MHE) Service.
Please search below by state to find details particular to these roles. More roles to be released throughout November.

Positions available at headspace

Private Practitioners, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Private Practitioners

(Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists)

 

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  Our mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country. 

 

Due to expansion of our services, headspace Mt Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith and Castle Hill are looking for highly motivated, youth orientated Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who are experienced in providing high quality services to young people.  Working as a Private Practitioner at headspace provides you with an opportunity to work within a dynamic, innovative multidisciplinary environment to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health and related issues in young people aged 12-25 years of age and establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace.  Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

                                   

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours, including after-hours;
  • Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team (including Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Sexual Health Services, an Exercise Physiologist and a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Specialist;
  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Full administrative support and consulting space which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and all room bookings are taken care of for you.  Access to the electronic medical records database with comprehensive training provided;
  • Opportunity for peer support through regular care co-ordination meetings with the team;
  • Free Professional Development Opportunities.

 

Successful applicants should

  • Must be a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, hold Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Status with AASW or hold Better Access Endorsement with Occupational Therapy Australia;
  • Eligible to provide services under Medicare and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Have or be willing to obtain your own ABN;
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a separate Criminal History check;
  • Have demonstrated experience providing services to young people aged 12-25 years of age;
  • Be willing to undertake modest administrative support costs which include room rental as part of the contractual agreement.

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager on 0409 425 661 for more information.

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

Private Practitioners, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Private Practitioners

(Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists)

 

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  Our mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country. 

 

Due to expansion of our services, headspace Mt Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith and Castle Hill are looking for highly motivated, youth orientated Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who are experienced in providing high quality services to young people.  Working as a Private Practitioner at headspace provides you with an opportunity to work within a dynamic, innovative multidisciplinary environment to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health and related issues in young people aged 12-25 years of age and establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace.  Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

                                   

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours, including after-hours;
  • Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team (including Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Sexual Health Services, an Exercise Physiologist and a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Specialist;
  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Full administrative support and consulting space which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and all room bookings are taken care of for you.  Access to the electronic medical records database with comprehensive training provided;
  • Opportunity for peer support through regular care co-ordination meetings with the team;
  • Free Professional Development Opportunities.

 

Successful applicants should

  • Must be a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, hold Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Status with AASW or hold Better Access Endorsement with Occupational Therapy Australia;
  • Eligible to provide services under Medicare and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Have or be willing to obtain your own ABN;
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a separate Criminal History check;
  • Have demonstrated experience providing services to young people aged 12-25 years of age;
  • Be willing to undertake modest administrative support costs which include room rental as part of the contractual agreement.

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager on 0409 425 661 for more information.

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

General Practitioner, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

General Practitioner

Flexibility with hours and days worked

 

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing.  This covers four platforms for service delivery: mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drug services as well as assistance in education/vocational support.

 

Due to expansion of our services, headspace Western Sydney are currently seeking experienced part time General Practitioners to join our vibrant multidisciplinary youth health clinic (aged 12-25).

 

About the Role

We aim to provide young people with holistic primary health care and engagement with early intervention for those at risk of mental health issues.  Working at headspace gives GP’s an opportunity to:

  • Improve the lives of young people
  • Provide a full range of health services, with an emphasis on managing mental health issues, diagnostic screening and cardio-metabolic health within primary care services and the youth early psychosis program
  • Work collaboratively alongside onsite Psychiatrists, Nurses, Allied Health clinicians including Youth Access Team clinicians, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists
  • Develop confidence and increased skills in working with young people in a community setting
  • Access to onsite Private Allied Health Professionals who provide Psychological Services under Medicare
  • Access to free professional development opportunities and training in youth mental health and the headspace model of care as well as learning opportunities through National e-learning
  • Fully computerised facilities with full reception and administrative support

 

Hear from other headspace GP’s from around Australia to see what it is like to work in a headspace centre - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BDfoSFdFos

 

Selection Criteria

  • Vocational Registration
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).
  • Experience in working as General Practitioner in a community setting
  • Ability to actively engage and work collaboratively with young people, their families and significant others
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

 

If you require further information regarding this position or would like to apply, please contact Kellie Smith on 0409 425 661 email kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

headspace Contract Mental Health Clinician , Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

About this Opportunity

Do you want to support young people aged 12-25 who are experiencing difficulties in the areas of mental health, physical health, education and vocation and alcohol and other drug use. 

Currently, we are seeking an experienced and youth-friendly headspace contract mental health clinician to join our team in Rockingham. The clinician is part of the headspace Rockingham team and is responsible for providing clinical expertise of the highest quality, and ensuring the needs of the young people are met.

A headspace Contract Mental Health Clinician will:

Contract Mental Health Clinician can be a psychologists, clinical psychologists, mental health accredited social workers or occupational therapists.  As a contract Mental Health Clinician your will need to have:

  • Eligibility to provide counselling and interventions under the Medicare Benefits Schedule and be registered with Medicare Australia and have a Medicare Provider number.
  • Experience working with young peoples’ mental health and well-being by providing evidence-based psychological interventions to young people experiencing mental health issues.  This may include friends and family and other workers as directed by the young person.
  • Excellent at engaging young people having related interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work with young people, internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to work independently, with strong organisational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task and manage competing demands
    • A current working with Children Check.
    • Be willing to undertake a criminal history check.
    • ABN.
    • Professional Indemnity insurance;

How to Apply

Please send through your cover letter & resume to hello@headspacerock.com.au outlining why you are inspired to come on board and be part of the headspace Rockingham team, when you can commence and how many days you would be available to support young people.  

Clinician - headspace hYEPP Continuing Care Team, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Base salary + superannuation + salary packaging benefits. Salary is competitive with NSW Health

About Us

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) aims to provide early intervention services to young people with emerging serious mental illness, and their families, that are youth-friendly, accessible, consistent and seamless, and that provide ongoing care and support.

The hYEPP service will assist young people aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing a first psychotic episode or who meet criteria that indicate they are at ultra-high risk of developing a psychotic disorder. Such assistance will be in the form of early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a collaborative, accessible and integrated service framework.

Purpose of the positions

We are seeking highly motivated and dynamic Allied Health Professionals (including Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Social Workers, or Occupational Therapists) and Nurses to be a part of the Continuing Care Team (CCT) within hYEPP, providing services to young people, their families or carers, and the wider community.

Clinicians in the hYEPP Continuing Care Team will be providing long-term case management and psychological intervention to young people and their families with hYEPP. The role involves intake, assessment, engagement, psycho-education, clinical intervention, attendance at psychiatric review appointments, liaison with other services and relevant individuals, with an over-arching focus on care co-ordination. Groups are also run as part of hYEPP, and there is scope to be involved in their facilitation.

Location

Positions available at headspace Mount Druitt.

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form: 

  1. Current qualifications as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse and current full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AASW
  2. Current NSW drivers licence
  3. A minimum of 1 year clinical practice (excluding clinical placements) within the mental health field, with specific experience working with young people experiencing early psychosis or a first episode psychosis, and their families
  4. Experience delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for young people presenting with first episode psychosis and ultra-high risk clients
  5. An understanding of the stress-vulnerability model, and the recovery framework for young people
  6. Ability to effectively engage young people and their families, including the ability to be creative and flexible
  7. Experience working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  8. A knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Children (2007), Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998), and other relevant legislation
  9. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills, and a demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies
  10. The ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa. Successful appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History check and the candidate's provision of a valid Working With Children Check.

headspace welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to headspacerecruitment@unitingrecovery.org.au quoting ref: HSPMTD-YEPPCCT-CL. Only applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

For more information contact:

Name: Josh Onikul
Email: Josh.Onikul@unitingrecovery.org.au

Senior Clinician - headspace hYEPP Continuing Care Team , Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Base salary + superannuation + salary packaging benefits. Salary is competitive with NSW Health

About Us

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) aims to provide early intervention services to young people with emerging serious mental illness, and their families, that are youth-friendly, accessible, consistent and seamless, and that provide ongoing care and support.

The hYEPP service will assist young people aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing a first psychotic episode or who meet criteria that indicate they are at ultra-high risk of developing a psychotic disorder. Such assistance will be in the form of early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a collaborative, accessible and integrated service framework.

Purpose of the positions

We are seeking highly motivated and dynamic Allied Health Professionals (including Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Social Workers, or Occupational Therapists) and Nurses to be a part of the Continuing Care Team (CCT) within hYEPP, providing services to young people, their families or carers, and the wider community.

Clinicians in the hYEPP Continuing Care Team will be providing long-term case management and psychological intervention to young people and their families with hYEPP. The role involves intake, assessment, engagement, psycho-education, clinical intervention, attendance at psychiatric review appointments, liaison with other services and relevant individuals, with an over-arching focus on care co-ordination. Groups are also run as part of hYEPP, and there is scope to be involved in their facilitation.

Senior Clinician position

The Senior Clinician in the Continuing Care Team is a key therapeutic leadership position within hYEPP. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of clinical training and supervision to a multidisciplinary team, specialising in the provision of comprehensive continuing care management and psychological therapy to young people aged 12 – 25 years.

The Senior Clinician is expected to function autonomously as well as work collaboratively with the other senior clinicians within the program, and their team leaders to plan and develop services for young people and their families which are consistent with best practice standards and evidence-based care, and are in line with the strategic direction and vision for hYEPP.

Location

Positions available at headspace Mount Druitt.

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form: 

  1. Current qualifications as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse. Current full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AASW
  2. Current NSW drivers license
  3. A minimum of 3 years with specific clinical experience working with young people experiencing early psychosis or a first episode psychosis, and their families
  4. A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills, and a demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies
  5. Sound knowledge of contemporary evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for young people presenting with first episode psychosis and ultra-high risk clients
  6. Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and coordinate individualised psychological interventions to meet the needs of young people with psychosis based on a case formulation approach
  7. Demonstrated ability to provide high quality assessment and evidence-based psychosocial interventions, within a stress-vulnerability and recovery framework for young people
  8. Sound knowledge and understanding of early psychosis rationale and principles including the developmental stages of young people and the effect that a first episode of psychosis has on development
  9. Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Children (2007) and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998) and other relevant legislation
  10. Provide and monitor support to clinicians regarding clinical work including supervision, access to secondary consultation and professional development activities

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa. Successful appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History check and the candidate's provision of a valid Working With Children Check.

headspace welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to Josh.Onikul@unitingrecovery.org.au quoting ref: hYEPP MDCCT. Only shortlisted applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview. 

For more information contact:

Name: Josh Onikul
Email: Josh.Onikul@unitingrecovery.org.au

General Practitioners (GPs), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Grand Pacific Health

headspace Wollongong, Nowra and Goulburn centres are currently looking to increase the number of GPs working out of the centres.

headspace centres offer free youth health services for young people aged 12-25 years. The centre employs a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, counsellors, youth workers, GPs and other staff to support the health and wellbeing of young people with a focus on mental health.

Working as a member of the headspace team offers GPs the opportunity to provide bulk-billed services to young people as part of a collaborative and holistic model of care, in an environment that encourages the development of ongoing and therapeutic relationships with clients and multidisciplinary case consultation.

Grand Pacific Health (GPH) is the lead agency for three headspace centres in Wollongong, Nowra and Goulburn, as well as operating two GP super clinics in Shell Cove and Nowra. As a member of the broader GPH team you will receive the support available as part of a large not for profit primary health organisation that operates across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern NSW region.

Job Description: A copy of the job description can be found at http://www.gph.org.au/employment/positions-vacant/headspace-gps

If you are a GP interested in joining a multidisciplinary and supportive team with an interest in mental health and working with young people please contact Jenny Valdivia.

For more information contact:

Name: Jenny Valdivia (Manager, Youth Mental Health Services)
Phone: (02) 4220 7660
Email: jobs@gph.org.au

Apply now

General Practitioners (GPs), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Grand Pacific Health

headspace Goulburn, Wollongong and Nowra centres are currently looking to increase the number of GPs working out of the centres.

headspace centres offer free youth health services for young people aged 12-25 years. The centre employs a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, counsellors, youth workers, GPs and other staff to support the health and wellbeing of young people with a focus on mental health.

Working as a member of the headspace team offers GPs the opportunity to provide bulk-billed services to young people as part of a collaborative and holistic model of care, in an environment that encourages the development of ongoing and therapeutic relationships with clients and multidisciplinary case consultation.

Grand Pacific Health (GPH) is the lead agency for three headspace centres in Wollongong, Nowra and Goulburn, as well as operating two GP super clinics in Shell Cove and Nowra. As a member of the broader GPH team you will receive the support available as part of a large not for profit primary health organisation that operates across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern NSW region.

Job Description: A copy of the job description can be found at http://www.gph.org.au/employment/positions-vacant/headspace-gps

If you are a GP interested in joining a multidisciplinary and supportive team with an interest in mental health and working with young people please contact Jenny Valdivia.

For more information contact:

Name: Jenny Valdivia (Manager, Youth Mental Health Services)
Phone: 4220 7600
Email: jobs@gph.org.au

Apply now
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