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

Salary: Fee For Service

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. 

headspace Southport led by Lives Lived Well ( 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 Southport 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 Southport 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. 


headspace Southport is seeking 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.

To be successful, you will need to meet the following selection criteria:

    • Tertiary qualifications in psychology or mental health social work (or similar field)
    • Experience working in the Alcohol and Drug sector (highly regarded)
    • Comfortable working with vulnerable clients
    • Successful experience working with clients that are 12-25 years old
    • Current AHPRA or AASW membership
    • Have a Medicare provider number and ABN
    • Have professional indemnity insurance


As headspace Southport 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 80% of the Medicare fee being paid to you.

The headspace Southport 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.


Please send your resume and a one page cover letter outlining the selection criteria mentioned above. 

For more information contact:

Name: Catherine Scott (acting Primary Health Team Leader)
Phone: (07) 5509 5900