Private Contractor - Allied Health Clinician

Employer: Orygen

We are seeking expressions of interest from Allied Health Practitioners (AHPs) to provide private practice services and high quality, evidence-based interventions to young people aged 12-25. These roles are open to those eligible to use Medicare services including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists. Our 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/sexual health, mental health, drug and alcohol services, and vocational/educational services.


AHP roles are key component of the mental health services provided within our centres. AHPs act as private practitioners with support from the local headspace team and other providers offering a range of specialist services, including: general/sexual health care, psycho-social support, family support, AOD counselling, vocational support, and a variety of therapeutic and recreational/social groups. AHPs have access to primary and secondary consultation and psychiatric review from the headspace clinical team, including our senior clinicians, psychiatric registrar and private consultant psychiatrists. The AHP private practice role comes with great flexibility of hours/days, including the options for after-hours work. Services are delivered under the Medicare Better Outcomes for Mental Health Initiative. Reception and administrative support provides assistance with electronic billing, SMS reminders and appointment booking. The electronic medical record system - Medical Director - will be available for AHPs to directly enter all client contacts and notes. AHPs are encouraged to attend regular peer consultation sessions offering a space for peer-based learning and reflection on clinical practice. Along with contributing to CPD, the AHP is remunerated for their attendance. Throughout the year AHPs can also elect to attend a range of professional development opportunities offered through both Orygen and headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation. 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*.

* During stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions we are supporting our AHP to work remotely from home using our computers and healthdirect system.  

For more information contact:

Name: Carsten
Phone: 0401 772 661