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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

GEELONG Allied Health Clinicians (Mental Health Accredited), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Barwon Child Youth and Family

Salary: Private Contractor

Allied Health Professionals – Private Practitioners

Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist; Mental Health Accredited Social Workers & Occupational Therapists.

headspace Geelong is delivered by Barwon Child Youth and Family in Geelong (Lead Agency) and we are seeking highly motivated mental health trained Allied Health Professionals to work as Private Practitioners to establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace Geelong.  Our Private Practitioners complete work in client evidence based treatment, ongoing assessment, recovery planning, therapeutic interventions and internal and external program referrals and are highly valued and supported members of our team. We are a family inclusive service and the majority of client's accessing our services have emerging depression and anxiety symptoms and all treatment is to be developmentally appropriate for the 12-25 cohort.

What we offer

  • Ongoing referrals (we will ensure that clients have valid mental health treatment plans in place before they see you)
  • Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team along with co-location with Barwon Health Jigsaw (Youth) and Eating Disorder Service teams (including psychiatrists, general practitioners, clinical psychologists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nursing, occupational therapists, sexual health services, and drug and alcohol addiction specialists).
  • Opportunity for peer support through regular clinical review meetings
  • Administration support and dedicated consulting space (appointment confirmations and room bookings are all taken care of for you)
  • Flexibility with hours and days worked - including some after hours sessions
  • Shared/Collaborative Care Model 

Successful applicants should

  • You should be registered or be able to register and obtain a Medicare Provider # under the Better Access Medicare Program
  • Be fully registered or be able to have full registration with AHPRA.
  • Have or be willing to obtain your own own ABN
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a Police Check.
  • Have experience working in the mental health sector with young people.
  • Be willing to pay a small service fee when client's attend their appointments (currently 10% of your billings).

 If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, please contact us now! We have increasing demand at our Corio, Geelong City and Drysdale sites.

 For further information, please contact:

Shelley Gibb

Clinical Lead, headspace Geelong

T: 03 5222 6690

E: Shelley.Gibb@bcyf.org.au

 

For more information contact:

Name: Shelley Gibb - headspace Geelong Clinical Lead
Phone: (03) 5222 6690
Email: Shelley.Gibb@bcyf.org.au

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

  • SW, OT & Psychology or RPN
  • 5pm-1am Shifts (Sunday to Friday)
  • Attractive  loadings for evening and weekend shifts as per the headspace Enterprise Agreement
  • Join a team with a focus on progression and clinical capability development including opportunities for professional development and clinical supervision

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

Applicants will be considered upon application. Therefore interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.

For more information contact:

Name: Gretel O'Loughlin
Phone: (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

Allied Health Practitioners (contractors), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Funded through MBS/ATAPS

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 centres. 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 and weekend work. Services are delivered under the Medicare Better Outcomes for Mental Health Initiative and Access to Allied Psychological Services (subject to eligibility and availability). 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: Brendan Pawsey
Phone: (03) 8338 0919

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.

Apply now

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

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.

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