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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

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

Dietitian, Youth Mental Health Service, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Parramatta Mission

Title

Dietitian, Youth Mental Health Service

Program

headspace Parramatta

Location

Ground Floor, 2 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Position

Dietitian

Role Type

Part-time 0.3FTE Position. Days and hours negotiable.

Current contracts end date is 30 June 2018. Contract will be reviewed for continuation in line with funding availability until June 2019.

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About the Role

HEADSPACE PARRAMATTA is a youth friendly mental health service supporting young people and families in the Western Sydney region.

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention. Services are delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a unified, accessible and integrated service framework.  headspace provides young people with support and information for a broad range of concerns, including Mental health, Physical/sexual health, Alcohol and Other drugs, educational and vocational assistance and Support for families and carers.

headspace Parramatta delivers the Primary Care program which offers an “open door”, easily accessible, early intervention service for young people wishing to obtain support for mental health or substance use issues. The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) is a specialist service which focuses on providing comprehensive services to support young people who are at risk of developing a psychotic illness, or those who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.

 

headspace Parramatta is currently seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Dietitian to be a part of the team.  This role requires someone who is passionate about Youth Mental Health, and has a flair for engaging with Young People and their families.

This role is innovative in addressing the physical health component of headspace’s four core areas of service, and exists to work in collaboration with Allied Health Professional staff in the provision of quality interventions and assessments to young people attending the headspace site.

 

The position will also involve some short-term intervention for headspace clients as clinically indicated in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

 

This role also involves promotion, providing education, and in-service training about the functions of a dietitian to young people, families and friends, and other clinical staff.

The successful applicant will become an integral part of our team, working alongside a team of highly skilled administrative staff, clinicians, senior clinicians and medical staff to provide comprehensive, specialist and early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12-25 years.

 

Selection Criteria

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

  1. Tertiary qualifications in a Dietetics Association of Australia accredited course, and eligible to be an Accredited Practising Dietitian in Australia.
  2. Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of the role of Dietitians in the context of youth mental health, and the relationship between mental illness and poor physical health.
  3. Demonstrated ability to engage with young people and their families and friends, and sensitivity to the mental and physical health (including nutritional) needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families.
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in assessment and treatment of young people’s physical health and nutritional status.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team utilising excellent interpersonal and communication (telephone, verbal, and written) skills
  6. Demonstrated computer literacy and ability to efficiently document and utilise electronic medical records systems
  1. Willingness to and experience in the development of evidence based  diet and/or healthy lifestyle group programs and individual interventions
  2. Willingness to provide training to other staff and clinicians on discipline specific evidence based interventions
  3. Experience in assessing and managing risk of suicide and/or harm to self or others

 

Enquiries To

Kelly Lee: headspacerecruitment@parramattamission.org.au

Applications To

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to headspacerecruitment@parramattamission.org.au quoting ref: hsParraDietitian

Additional Information

Only shortlisted applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

For more information contact:

Name: Kelly Lee
Email: headspacerecruitment@parramattamission.org.au

Youth Access Team Clinician, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Parramatta Mission


Program

headspace Services

Location

Parramatta

Position

Youth Access Team Clinician

Role Type

Full time

Position Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Allied Health Professional (Registered Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist) to be a part of our Youth Access Team providing services to young people, their families or carers and the wider community. The Purpose of the Youth Access team is to provide young people with a diverse range of services to assist them in achieving their goals and improving their access to services.

 

The Youth Access Team Clinician responsibilities will include; processing referrals, assessment, engagement, brief psycho education, treatment, clinical and non-clinical group work, liaison and advocacy with an overarching focus on care co-ordination.

Criteria

Essential Criteria

 

•Full or Provisional Registration Full Registration in Australia as an Allied Health Professional (Psychologist, Occupational Therapist) or eligible for registration with the AASW (Social Worker).

•Current satisfactory National Police Record Check

•Skills in mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments and short term psychosocial treatment, ideally within youth mental health

•Ability to actively engage and work collaboratively with young people, their families and significant others

•Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving, and negotiation skills

•Ability to work flexibly and be responsive to emerging trends and environments.

•Demonstrated understanding of skills required and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

 

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

For more information contact:

Name: Amy Thompson
Email: amy.thompson@parramattamission.org.au

Volunteer Graphic Designer, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 21/01/2018 5:00pm

  • Make a difference to young people
  • Join an innovative and well recognised national Not for Profit
  • Volunteer position based in Melbourne CBD

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.

A voluntary opportunity exists at headspace National Office for a Graphic Designer to assist in producing resources and materials that raise awareness of the organisation and help provide young people with information and resources to help support their mental health and wellbeing. In collaboration with the Strategic Communications team, the volunteer Graphic Designer will create compelling, creative and professional looking materials including brochures, posters, fact sheets and merchandise designs, in line with the headspace brand policy.

headspace is seeking an innovative professional with a tertiary qualification or equivalent in Graphic Design. You will possess a high proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher). You will be a team player and have excellent time management skills to deliver to agreed deadlines. This position may be suitable for a recent design graduate or third year student who is looking to build their experience and portfolio for future employment.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. The anticipated time commitment will be one day per week (Fridays preferred) for a minimum of 2 months, however there is flexibility around this.

Please click here to view the key selection criteria for the position. Applicants must provide examples of their previous work.

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

For more information contact:

Name: Richard Hunt
Phone: (03) 9027 0100
Email: rhunt@headspace.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.

Apply now

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

Employer: Grand Pacific Health

Salary: Volunteer

Deadline: 25/02/2018 12:00am

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

The Youth Reference Group (YRG) guides what we do here at headspace Wollongong, making sure we're on the right track to provide a service that is relevant to young people in the Illawarra.

Our YRG is made up of enthusiastic young people aged 16-25 years who share their opinions and have their say on what we do and how we do it.

The role of the YRG is varied and includes a range of duties, from participating in regular meetings and online communications, to helping to plan youth events, representing headspace Wollongong at community events and raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing in our community. Find out more by checking out our info sheet before applying.

Applications close Sunday 25 February 2018.

For more information contact:

Name: Clementina Velasco, Senior Community Engagement Officer
Phone: (02) 4220 7660
Email: cvelasco@gph.org.au

Apply now

Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team (MATT) Clinician and Senior Clinicians, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 19/01/2018 5:00pm

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.

headspace Adelaide provides a range of services to young people including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling and social recovery programs. Inclusive in this is the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) which supports young people deemed to be at high risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and focuses on the provision of early intervention services, utilising evidence-based practice with the vision of improving the quality of life of young people.

Our Mobile Assessment & Treatment Team (MATT) clinicians offer a comprehensive assessment and intensive, extended hours, home treatment service to young people presenting with or at ultra-high risk of a first episode of psychosis who are new to the service or who are already engaged with the service and require intensive support in the community.  As a MATT clinician, you will be responsible for providing services within the hYEPP including:

  • Intake and triage

  • Mental health assessments

  • Comprehensive risk assessments

  • Case formulation

  • Crisis intervention

  • Provision of home based community treatment

headspace is seeking clinicians who possess demonstrated experience or knowledge of the issues for young people who present with first episode and/or ultra-high risk of psychosis coupled with clinical experience of the assessment and effective management of young people experiencing an acute psychosis. Clinicians in more senior roles will be expected to work at a senior level and have extensive leadership and clinical experience particularly in the area of acute inpatient and community based care of people struggling with psychosis.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Competitive remuneration is offered, 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.

A requirement of the position is to be available to work an Extended Hours, 7 day roster. Full time and Part Time Positions available.


Application Process: Please review the relevant Position Description below, taking note of the key selection criteria listed for each position.  Once you have reviewed the Position Description/s, click on the "Apply Now" button to answer some application questions and to upload your resume, cover letter and your response to the key selection criteria.

Clinician

Senior Clinician

For more information contact:

Name: Lisa Greene, Centre Manager
Phone: 1800 063 267
Email: lgreene@headspaceadelaide.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.

Apply now

Continuing Care Team (CCT) Clinician and Senior Clinicians, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 19/01/2018 5:00pm

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.

headspace Adelaide provides a range of services to young people including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling and social recovery programs. Inclusive in this is the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) which supports young people deemed to be at high risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and focuses on the provision of early intervention services, utilising evidence-based practice with the vision of improving the quality of life of young people.

As a Continuing Care Team (CCT) clinician, you will be responsible for the intensive case management (2+ years) of a caseload of young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Our CCT Clinicians assertively engage, undertake comprehensive assessments, and deliver contemporary, evidence-based clinical interventions for first episode psychosis and its comorbidities. 

If you have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of community based, intensive case management coupled with clinical skills in engaging young people with mental health challenges and their families, then this is an opportunity you won't want to miss.

headspace is seeking Clinicians who possess the ability to provide high quality assessment, psycho-education and evidence based psychological interventions, such as CBT within a stress-vulnerability framework for young people. Naturally, you will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, along with a demonstrated ability to develop solutions to complex problems, effectively resolve conflict, and exercise change management in a rapidly developing new service.  

Clinicians in more senior roles will be expected to offer support to service delivery initiatives and professional development events, supervision to less experienced clinicians and manage young people with more complex presentations.

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

Full Time and Part Time Positions available.

Application Process: Please review the relevant Position Description below, taking note of the key selection criteria listed for each positions.  Once you have reviewed the Position Description/s, click on the "Apply Now" button to answer some application questions and to upload your resume, cover letter and you response to the key selection criteria.

Clinician

Senior Clinician

For more information contact:

Name: Tracy Dryden-Mead, CCT Team Leader
Phone: 1800 063 267
Email: tdrydenmead@headspaceadelaide.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.

Apply now

Senior Clinician headspace Hathorn, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 22/01/2018 12:00am

Senior Clinician

headspace is an exciting initiative designed to increase access to and use of health and other services for young people (12 – 25 years). Using an early intervention approach, headspace tailors a "wrap-around" service model specifically to meet the needs of young people at risk of developing mental illness, substance use disorders or other issues.

The primary purpose of the Senior Clinician role is to provide clinical service development and management at headspace Hawthorn.  As an important member of the team this role provides clinical leadership for a variety of ongoing, new and potential programs and services within the headspace Hawthorn catchment (which incorporates the City of Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse and Monash). This position will also focus on developing and enhancing processes which contribute to the development of quality primary mental health service provision.

The role reporting to the Senior Manager of headspace Hawthorn and oversees, supports and provides supervision to a multidisciplinary team and the intake and access team, monitors risk management, clinical governance and all operational aspects of service provision. The Senior Clinician will also carry a small case load.

The role also provides a senior presence for interaction with key stakeholder relationships and liaison and cooperatively works with the headspace Hawthorn Centre Manager to enhance the role and reputation of headspace Hawthorn within the community’

A Tertiary qualification in Psychology - full registration with AHPRA or Social Work – eligibility for registration with AASW along with eligibility to provide services under Medicare.

This is a full time, fixed term position. 

The Position Description can be found under "Careers" on our lead agency's website –www.accesshc.org.au

Please note it is essential that applicants address the Key Selection Criteria.

 Applications close: Monday January 22nd 2018

  

Access Health and Community is a Child Safe Organisation

For more information contact:

Name: Silvana Lettieri
Phone: 9006 6500
Email: silvana.lettieri@headspacehawthorn.org.au

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