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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 

Positions available at headspace

Workforce Engagement Advisor - Cultural Practice and Diversity, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national Not for Profit
  • Competitive salary, including generous salary packaging benefits
  • Full Time (1.0 FTE) Opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, early intervention and help seeking.

headspace are seeking applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people for a new and exciting opportunity to work within the Cultural Practice and Diversity team, which provides advice and guidance in the planning, development and implementation of policies, strategies, programs and services to promote successful participation by and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

The Workforce Engagement Advisor will take a lead role in the development and coordination of headspace workforce initiatives relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employment, engagement, youth participation and cultural capacity building. With a strong understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people’s wellbeing and employment needs, the Workforce Engagement Advisor will lead the strategic and operational functions of the headspace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Mental Health Traineeship Program.

With a focus on strengthening the cultural capacity of the headspace network, you will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including internal headspace National staff and external stakeholders including headspace Centres, Lead Agencies, Primary Health Networks, as well as national and state based organisations, to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities, create a sustainable culturally diverse headspace workforce, improve support and engagement and maximise outcomes for young people.

To be successful in this role, you will hold a relevant tertiary qualification or comparable experience in a health or employment related area (such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health or Mental Health, Social Work, Human Services, Human Resources, Psychology, Social Science etc.) You will demonstrate a proven track record in the development and delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and development policies, initiatives or programs. Naturally, you will you will display highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, along with the ability to maintain productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders including government, non-government and community partners.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young people, particularly from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered as a full time position until 30 June 2020, in line with our funding terms.

headspace considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

Only applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be considered.

Please Note: Applications will be considered as they are received, with interviews being held as soon as possible, therefore interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV. 

For more information: Please contact Nathan Bramston on 0475 824 782, nbramston@headspace.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: Nathan Bramston
Phone: 0475 824 782

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.

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Youth Reference Group Member (volunteer position), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Volunteer

Applications are now open for volunteers 16-25 y/o wanting to join our Youth Reference Group.

This is your opportunity to be the voice of young people in your community and shape headspace services at headspace Morwell.

For more information contact:

Name: Kristi Lowrie
Phone: 5136 8300
Email: info@headspacemorwell.org.au

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

headspace Elsternwick is seeking enthusiastic and passionate General Practitioners who enjoy working with young people in a well being setting.

We are seeking a GP to work at least a session a week at headspace Elsternwick providing physical health, sexual health and mental health support to young people aged 12-25.

headspace Elsternwick offers a large multi-disciplinary private practitioner workforce and access to psychiatric registrars and psychiatrists.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please call Kirsten Cleland - Manager on 9076 7500

For more information contact:

Name: Kirsten Cleland
Phone: (03) 9076 7500
Email: k.cleland@alfred.org.au

Digital Work and Study Coordinator, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 21/02/2019 5:00pm

Be part of an ‘international first’ innovative digital Work and Study service for young people. A strengths based approach putting young people first.

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Full time position based in Melbourne CBD
  • Competitive salary, including generous salary packaging benefits

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

The Digital Work and Study Service is an international first. This program delivers its personalised work and study support through online platforms such as webchat, telephone and web conferencing and is integrated with clinical supports. The service is voluntary and delivers intensive vocational assistance to young people based on the Individual Placement and Support international model.  The service targets 15-24 year olds that are either from a regional area, early school leavers and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

An exciting opportunity exists for an innovative and dynamic leader to be responsible for overall project management and implementation of the Digital Work and Study service. You will have a proven track record in advocating for young people, managing a team of experts, working with industry and building pathways. Your strong organisational and project management skills will enable you to establish and monitor effective systems that ensure both a quality service and reporting requirements are met. 

To be successful in this role, you will possess significant demonstrated experience and professional knowledge coordinating and delivering Work and Study related services. Naturally, you will display highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, along with the ability to maintain productive working relationships with a range of internal and external partners. Experience working with clinical teams in an advantage as is having a knowledge of the Individual Placement and Support Model (IPS). The Digital Work and Study Coordinator will be responsible for managing up to 8 direct reports.

This is a career opportunity not to be missed for professionals who want to work in a youth focused environment that promotes a positive, personalised and strengths based approach to career development, job seeking and educational attainment.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applications close: Thursday 21 February 2019

For more information: Please contact Carolyn Watts – Manager of Vocational Programs 03 9027 0100.

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.

Apply now

Consultant – NEI (Clinical) NSW, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health
  • Competitive salary, including generous salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Sydney

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

An exciting new role exists for an energetic, clinically qualified mental health professional to support schools through the implementation of the National Education Initiative (NEI) Program. headspace, as the implementation partner, will work with beyondblue to deliver an interactive framework of evidenced-based information, professional advice and support to primary and secondary schools. The NEI Program through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

The Clinical Consultant will provide a clinical response, tailored to the individual needs of school communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from suicide. Reporting to the State/Territory Manager, you will ensure that schools receive timely and clinically sound support and remain updated on new resources and material available in the integrated program. You will support school communities to promote mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention with the goal of improving outcomes for young people and their families.

To be successful in this role, you will have completed your tertiary qualifications in an approved allied health discipline and be eligible for membership with the appropriate professional body. This role calls for a responsive individual who is experienced in the provision of youth mental health care, including risk assessment, and delivering clinical or advisory services to schools. Your highly developed communication skills will allow you to effectively deliver education and training packages and you will demonstrate the ability to engage, liaise and interact with a broad range of stakeholders across the national health and education sectors. Your empathetic style will enable you to effectively engage with families and other networks in the care of young people. This role primarily supports teachers, leaders and schools rather than providing direct clinical services to young people.

This role requires intra state and possibly interstate travel.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Applications close: Please note that applications will be reviewed as received. 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Adrian Larkin - NSW State Manager
Phone: 0475 838 049

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.

Apply now

Youth Reference Group Memeber (SYRG), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Volunteer

Volunteer Role

Are you aged between 16 and 25 and live in the Nowra/Shoalhaven area? Do you have something to say about youth mental health and wellbeing?

 Who can apply?

We are looking for anyone aged between 16 and 25 who is interested in promoting youth mental health and wellbeing in the Nowra/Shoalhaven area.

 We want you to apply if:

You have had your own experiences of feeling depressed, anxious or another mental health issue.

You have a friend or family member who has/or had a mental illness or addiction.

You feel passionate about and are interested in mental health issues and young people’s health and wellbeing in our community.

You are studying or want to study within the health field at TAFE and or University

headspace Nowra is also keen to hear the voices of Indigenous young people, young people from different cultural and language backgrounds, young parents, young people from rural and remote areas, young people of diverse sexualities and genders, and young people who have been homeless.

 What is the headspace Nowra Youth Reference Group?

headspace Nowra provides young people with the opportunity to be heard and be active around youth mental health and related issues through the Youth Reference Group (YRG).

There are a number of roles you can play in the YRG, including:

· Planning and organising special events

· Helping us to make our centre responsive to young people’s needs

· Giving feedback about local youth and health services

· Fundraising for headspace Nowra

· Presentations and activities with high schools, TAFE and UOW

· Accessing training and development opportunities

· Media promotions and interviews and publicity

· Sharing your experiences and encouraging early help seeking.

 By getting involved you will:

· Have the opportunity to have your say on local services

· Develop new skills

· Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health

· Make a difference to youth mental health in your community.

 

The Youth Reference Group meets fortnightly (during school terms) on a Wednesday afternoon  at headspace Nowra, and also provides regular feedback and input through an online forum.

If you have any other questions or wish to apply please contact Kaitlyn on 44215388 or email kmiddleotn@gph.org.au

 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Kailtyn
Phone: 4421 5388
Email: kmiddleton@gph.org.au

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.

Youth Access Worker - Enhancing Mental Health Services in Schools , Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: $79, 046kpa (pro-rata)

Deadline: 21/02/2019 5:00pm

About headspace
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 core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

About the role:
The purpose of the Youth Access Worker position is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and to coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that are referred to the headspace centre in the East Gippsland and Wellington local Government catchment areas. The role reports to the Centre Manager, headspace Bairnsdale. Access workers are part of a multi-disciplinary team, including general practitioners, allied health clinicians, community engagement workers, and support staff.

 Qualifications and Registrations:  

  • Tertiary qualifications in health, behavioural/social sciences, community services or a related discipline.
  • Current full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or current membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) preferred.

Essential experience 

  • The ability and experience to undertake intake and screening activities to determine client needs.
  • The ability and experience to conduct risk assessments, including suicide and violence risks.
  • Ability to deliver brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and treatment planning.

Knowledge and skills:  

  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, including related evidence-based interventions and clinical practice.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people, in particular the ability to engage with young people and advocate on their behalf.

This role is based in Bairnsdale at our headspace centre. headspace Bairnsdale is open 10am-6pm business days, except Tuesday when the centre is open 12pm-8pm. For this role, the successful candidate will be required to work a late evening on Tuesdays and start before 10am on some occasions to meet the needs of the school schedule. This is a part-time (2 days, 14hours per week), fixed-term contract until 30 June 2022 with the opportunity for extension subject to renewed funding. 

 

What we offer: You will receive a competitive remuneration package (salary range $79,046kpa (pro-rata)) plus superannuation and salary packaging. RAV is an ‘Employer of Choice’ in the community sector providing ongoing professional development training, flexible leave, paid parental leave as well as other work and life integration benefits to our staff.  

How to apply: Please use the online application form to attach your resume/CV and a cover letter addressing the bulleted points in this job advertisements under Qualifications and Registrations, Essential experience and Knowledge and skills.

 

If you have a specific query, contact Cate Newcomen, Centre Manager headspace Bairnsdale, ph. 03 5141 6200.

Applications close on Thursday 21 February 2019.

For more information contact:

Name: Cate Newcomen, Centre manager headspace Bairnsdale
Phone: (03) 5141 6200
Email: careers@rav.org.au

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

Salary: $60,000 - $80,000

Deadline: 08/03/2019 5:00pm

  • Do you want to join a national leader in innovative service delivery?
  • Are you looking for a flexible and supportive work environment?
  • We offer competitive wages ($60,000 - $80,000)
  • Generous salary packaging opportunities available with the ability to package up to the maximum amount
  • SW, OT & Psychology or RPN
  • 5pm-1am Shifts (Sunday to Friday)
  • 115% loadings for evening and 150% weekend shifts?
  • Are you looking for a workplace with outstanding clinical supervision and professional development opportunities?

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

eheadspace is a dynamic and innovative service which provides nationwide clinical mental health support online and via telephone from qualified mental health professionals. eheadspace provides services to young people 7 days per week, 365 days per year between the hours of 9.00am and 1.00am.

eheadspace Clinicians provide online mental health services to young people and their families, including screening, assessment, delivery of brief psychological interventions, and information and referral to face to face services.

The successful applicant will have completed their tertiary qualifications in an Allied Health discipline – either Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing or Psychology (OTs, Mental Health Nurses and Psychologists need to be fully registered with AHPRA).  Critical for success will be your demonstrated clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of mental health and related issues with young people using a range of interventions.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Join an enthusiastic, energetic and supportive multidisciplinary team!

What we offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Opportunities for Career progression
  • Scope to collaborate across headspace Services
  • Exposure to diverse client groups

Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. The role is offered until 30 June 2019, in line with our funding term.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Please note: We are seeking applicants who are available to work the evening shift of 5pm-1am. You would need to be flexible to work this shift on weekdays or a Sunday.   

Application Process:  Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, letter of application, response to the key selection criteria and your CV. 

(Please note that applications will be reviewed as received, therefore candidates may be considered for interview prior to this date)

For more information:  Gretel O’Loughlin - Clinical Services Manager – 0476 821 758


A Working with Children Check is required for all headspace positions.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate work visa. 

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.

Apply now
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