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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 

Positions available at headspace

Allied Health Practitioners - including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Funded through MBS

We are seeking expressions of interest from Allied Health Practitioners including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who are experienced in providing high quality, evidence-based interventions to young people aged 12-25 for our headspace centre. headspace centres are a ‘one stop shop’ with an enthusiastic and dedicated team of co-located service providers, offering comprehensive support to young people in the four core areas of: primary health, mental health, drug and alcohol services, and vocational/educational services.

 Role Description:

A key component of the mental health services provided within the headspace centres, this is a contracted private practice role with flexibility of hours/days, including the potential for after-hours work. Services are delivered under the Medicare Better Outcomes for Mental Health Initiative. A range of on-site complementary services are available should you believe additional support is required for any of your clients. They will work in partnership with you to provide a comprehensive, wrap-around service for the young people you see.

 Let us support you working in private practice within a skilled multidisciplinary team with access to peer consultation, professional development, excellent practice management and comfortable premises

 Selection Criteria:

 -       Approved tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, occupational therapy and current registration with appropriate professional body.

-        Professional indemnity insurance.

-        Eligibility to provide Medicare Benefits Schedule services.

-        Minimum of two years of experience in the assessment, diagnosis and provision of evidence-based treatments of mental health disorders and preferably youth

-        Excellent skills in engaging and working with young people, their families and significant others.

-        Ability to work independently, with strong organisational and time management skills

-        Commitment to ongoing professional development.

-        Working with children check.

-        Willingness to undergo a police records check.

For more information contact:

Name: Alice Loney
Phone: (03) 9433 7200

For more information contact:

Phone: (03) 9433 7200

Media and Communications Coordinator, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

  • National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing mental health services to 12 – 25 year olds
  • Coordinate local and national media/communications activity across the headspace network
  • Develop and manage relationships with journalists and proactively identify media opportunities

The Organisation

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12 - 25 year olds. headspace enables young people and their families to access support through a national network of centres, online and telephone services, and a school support program. headspace also drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

The Role

The Media and Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting the delivery of the headspace national and local media strategy. Working closely with the Strategic Communications and Marketing team you will coordinate both proactive and reactive media and communications activity across the headspace network.

As part of small team you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on media mentions each day, and proactively identifying opportunities to promote the work of headspace and it’s services. You will develop and maintain relationships with an active media network, field media requests and coordinate responses.

Skills Required

This role would suit an inquisitive and proactive Media and Communications Coordinator who is passionate about the work of headspace and how to profile youth mental health in the media.

You will;
• Have worked in a media/communications position focusing on traditional and digital media
• Understand how to effectively monitor media and identify proactive media opportunities
• Have the ability to engage journalists, establishing and maintaining media relationships
• Have well developed writing skills that can be applied across marketing and communications
• Enjoy working in a busy media environment with conflicting deadlines and priorities
• Have a “can-do” attitude, able to work hands on, on a variety of tasks in a small team

Coordinate National and local media and communications for headspace supporting young people with mental health issues. 

Please submit your resume and covering letter in MS Word format to quoting #34315 or phone Emma Adams on 03 8319 4090 for further information. Please click into the following link for a position description for the role. 

For more information contact:

Name: Emma Adams
Phone: (03) 8319 4090

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

headspace is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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

General Practitioner


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.

 headspace Greensborough are currently seeking experienced part time General Practitioners to join our vibrant multidisciplinary team.


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 Allied Health clinicians including Youth Access Team clinicians, Psychologists and Social Workers.
  • Access to free learning opportunities through National e-learning
  • Access appointment management, bulk billing and practice management support to enable the GP to focus on delivering high quality medical services to young people.


What do we require from you?

  • An interest in mental health and working with young people
  • Vocational Registration and eligible to apply for a Medicare Provider number
  • 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:


Name: Alice Loney
Phone: 03 9433 7200

For more information contact:

Name: Alice Loney
Phone: (03) 9433 7200

Mental Health Clinician/Counsellor, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: $69,773 – 90,766 per annum (dependent on appropriate Enterprise Bargaining Agreement)

Deadline: 19/08/2018 11:59pm

The primary role of the Mental Health Clinician/Counsellor is to work within a multidisciplinary team providing early intervention mental health support to young people aged 12-25 years.

This position will deliver evidence-based short-term psychological interventions to young people with mild to moderate mental health issues. These services will be guided by the clinical staging model for early intervention youth mental health services. This will include conducting assessments and developing care plans in conjunction with the young person and identified family, friends and professionals. The role will also include care coordination support to young people, facilitation of groups, and community engagement work.

The Mental Health Clinician/Counsellor will collaborate with other staff and agencies to ensure a holistic approach to the young person’s care. 

This is a Full Time fixed-term position until 30 June 2020.

To access and download the Position Description and application form click on the Apply Now button below. For further information on how to apply go to for more info.

 Any enquiries? Contact Ian Johansen, headspace Swan Hill Manager on the number below.

For more information contact:

Name: Ian Johansen
Phone: (03) 4010 7100

Apply now

Youth Access Clinician - headspace Broken Hill, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Job No: FLO482
Location: headspace Broken Hill, NSW
  • Excellent full-time position
  • Unique clinical opportunity, working for a sector leading youth organisation
  • Realise your professional potential with manageable client loads
  • Recovery focused person led service

About headspace and Flourish Australia

headspace Broken Hill, as one of the youngest headspace centres in Australia, is funded by the Western NSW Primary Health Network to provide youth-friendly, early intervention mental health support for young people who present with mild to moderate mental health issues.

Flourish Australia, the lead agency for headspace Broken Hill, has a long and proud history of providing mental health services in the region and this is an excellent opportunity to gain unrivalled professional experience.


About the Opportunity

headspace Broken Hill requires an experienced recovery focused Youth Access Clinician to join the team. In this rewarding role you will be responsible for the provision of clinical mental health services for the youth in Broken Hill. 

The Youth Access Clinician will be responsible for:

  • Delivering quality, evidence-based recovery focused mental health services including assessments, individualised person-centered planning and coordination, and the delivery of relevant therapeutic interventions
  • Identifying and implementing community based activities that will support the social and emotional well being of the young person on their recovery journey
  • Offering initial education and guidance on routine clinical matters.

Flourish Australia is seeking to employ a proactive and motivated individual, who enjoys both teamwork and working autonomously. The successful candidate will have  experience working within the Mental Health sector combined with relevant qualifications. You must also be currently registered, or eligible for registration (National or State) as a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or other allied health professional.

Why join our team?

You will help young people build their life skills, increase their social inclusion and community participation, and get involved in day-to-day activities and services — all things so often taken for granted.  We have a strong commitment to an inclusive and diverse workplace and invite qualified people with lived experience of mental health issues to apply. Flourish Australia celebrates diversity in the workplace and invites people from other communities to apply.

Selection Criteria

To be successful as a Youth Access Clinician with Flourish Australia, it is essential that you:

  • Have a minimum of 1 years clinical experience and have (or are eligible to receive) National or State registration
  • Are able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of recovery focused practice
  • Are able to demonstrate the importance of, and have a clear and strong understanding of, the value of team work
  • Have a clear understanding and/or knowledge of the concept and impact of mental health in the community
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to impart knowledge in a learning environment
  • Are able to demonstrate a flexible approach to service delivery
  • Have a high degree of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience with report writing and electronic client information management systems
  • Hold a valid current driver's licence


About the Benefits

Working at headspace Broken Hill will give you access to:

  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions;
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Career development opportunities.

For further information, please contact Clinical and Operations Manager, Tom Traae E: (please do not email applications)

Appointments will be subject to satisfactory Australian residency/visa, National Criminal Record checks, and Working With Children Check. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please follow this link and complete all the questions asked. You will then be required to attach a copy of your resume. We encourage you to have your resume up-to-date and available before you commence the application.

For more information contact:

Name: Tom traae

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Youth Worker (0.4 FTE 2 days per week), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: $21,297 - $27,069 per annum ($26.16 - $33.25 per hr)

Deadline: 19/08/2018 11:59pm

The primary purpose of the Youth Worker position is to provide generalist youth worker services at headspace Swan Hill. The Youth Worker will be a friendly, enthusiastic and engaging person who will build positive relationships with a wide range of young people as well as their family and friends.

This role will predominantly involve community engagement, organising events, delivery of presentations to young people and community members, and some therapeutic work directly with young people. The Youth Worker will carry a caseload of young people and provide an interim service response for young people awaiting allocation to other specialist headspace services. 

This is a part-time position 2 days per week 0.4 FTE. This is also a fixed-term position until 30 June 2019.

To access and download the Position Description and application form click on the Apply Now button below. For further information on how to apply go to for more info.

 Any enquiries? Contact Ian Johansen, headspace Swan Hill Manager on the number below. 

For more information contact:

Name: Ian Johansen
Phone: (03) 4010 7100

Apply now

Private Allied Health Practitioners (Clinical Psychologists, General Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Fee For Service

Deadline: 31/12/2018 12:00am


headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12 to 25.The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. 

headspace Southport led by Lives Lived Well ( and offers a multi-disciplinary model comprising a team of co-located services providing support to young people. Due to increasing demand and a commitment that headspace Southport remains accessible to support young people seeking help; we are seeking to expand our allied mental health team with additional private practitioners who are interested in working for headspace and with young people.

Working at headspace Southport offers allied mental health practitioners the opportunity to be part of an innovative service that is committed to improving the wellbeing of young people through the provision of high quality, integrated services when and where they are needed. 


headspace Southport is seeking contracted private allied health practitioners, such as experienced clinical psychologists, general psychologists, mental health social workers and occupational therapists to compliment the mental health platform of our service model. Practitioners interested in providing contracted services can negotiate flexible arrangements so as to maintain existing private or public work. Interested practitioners must be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme: Better Outcomes for Mental Health Initiative.

To be successful, you will need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • possession of a relevant degree and experience
  • membership with AHPRA or eligibility for AASW
  • A current positive Working with Children Check, or the ability to undergo such a check
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • eligibility to acquire a Medicare provider number and ABN
  • professional indemnity insurance.
  • experience with working vulnerable clients with complex needs and/or experience working in the alcohol and other drug sector, will be highly regarded.

As headspace Southport is striving to increase accessibility to services for young people, appointments are provided at no cost to the young person. This means that as a private practitioner, you would agree to bulk bill young people for sessions with 80% of the Medicare fee being paid to you.

The headspace Southport intake team will undertake a comprehensive psycho-social assessment of all young people prior to referral to private practitioners. A range of on-site complementary services are available should additional supports be required. The headspace team will work in partnership with private practitioners to provide a comprehensive, wrap-around service for young people.


  • Reception and administrative support provides assistance with electronic billing, SMS appointment reminders and appointment booking.
  • Support from the centres Clinical Lead and Intake Team.
  • The option to attend Clinical Review meetings and peer supervision.
  • Access to online professional development via headspace.
  • Working in a vibrant centre with other staff who love working with young people.
  • Young person friendly consulting rooms, activity space, and a private work space with telephone and computer equipment.


Please send your resume and a one page cover letter outlining the selection criteria mentioned above. 

For more information contact:

Emily Hughes, Primary Health Team Leader
P: (07) 5509 5900 

Applications close 31st December 2018

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

headspace Southport is looking for volunteers of any age to help:

  • our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and its projects and workshops
  • advocate for greater mental health awareness and understanding
  • increase community literacy around LGBTIQAP+ issues, gender and sexuality 
  • assist with logistics and the smooth running of events
  • helping out with odd jobs and tasks 
  • provide feedback into our service from a community perspective
  • attend community events and help YAC run our stalls

If this sounds like you, please download this form and email it to Belinda, 

**Please note, as much as we'd love to have you with us at headspace Southport, we cannot take volunteers or student placements that require any clinical experience, are therapeutic in nature or involves case work with young people.  


 Volunteer Invite4


For more information contact:

Name: Belinda Tessieri
Phone: 0431 286 856