Private Allied Health Practitioners (Clinical Psychologists, General Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists)

Salary: Fee for Service

GENERAL INFORMATION

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. For more information about headspace you can watch headspace Year in Review 2014 - 15

headspace Taringa was established through a Consortium partnership of local organisations, led by Open Minds Australia (openminds.org.au) , 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 Taringa 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 Taringa 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. For further information on headspace Taringa please visit headspace.org.au/taringa.

ALLIED HEALTH TEAM

headspace Taringa is seeking sub-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.

As headspace Taringa 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 a minimum of 70% of the Medicare fee being paid to you.

The headspace Taringa 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.

BENEFITS TO YOU

  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and a maximum two page cover letter outlining the selection criteria outlined in the following position description click here

For more information contact:

Name: Jamie Thompson or Sam Kilby
Phone: (07) 3157 1555
Email: headspace.taringa@openminds.org.au