headspace Broome is a FREE youth health service dedicated to supporting young people aged 12-25.
At headspace Broome we understand that sorting things out is not always easy, so to make things a little easier we offer a one stop shop with a variety of services to meet your needs.
headspace can assist if you or someone you know is:
- feeling like things are not quite right
- feeling down, depressed or stressed
- not coping at school, work or home
- being hurt or bullied by others
- having relationship problems
- having troubles at home
- having a tough time getting or keeping a job
- finding it hard to concentrate or make decisions
- concerned about drinking or drug use
- concerned about contraception or sex
- experiencing health related issues
- Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
- Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Broome is operated by Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Country WA (WA Primary Health Alliance Ltd).
Mental Health Services
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Youth Reference Group
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Broome
Independent Chairperson - headspace Broome Consortium , Part-time/Sessional
Senior Youth Mental Health Professional , Full-time
Employer: Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd
Salary: Attractive package ranging from $105,000 to $125,000* per annum
Deadline: 02/01/2019 12:00am
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Their primary focus is the mental health and wellbeing of all young Australians and they know that getting help early is the key to resolving these problems quickly. headspace is making a difference where it's need most - with Australia's young people.
headspace Broome is focused on providing young people aged 12 - 25 with support and advice for a range of issues. They provide free services including Counselling, Doctor's Clinics and Vocational support.
About the Region
Broome is located 2,240km north of Perth and has a permanent population of 14,436. Broome promotes a relaxed and easy-going lifestyle, with nearby shopping centres, Sunday markets as well as a broad range of restaurants and entertainment options. It is founded on the traditional lands of the Yaruwu people and is rich in history, culture and beautiful surrounds.
Broome has a deep history in the pearling industry, spanning back to the 1800’s, with memorials throughout the town to commemorate those lost in the early years of pearling. Cable Beach is also a must-see, being named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable that reaches shore there. You can explore its beautiful scenery with a bit of 4WDing at low tide, or you can even take a camel ride every day at sunset!
About the Opportunity
headspace now has an exciting opportunity for a Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse, Mental Health Occupational Therapist or a Social Worker to join their team as a Senior Youth Mental Health Professional. This role is being offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis through to 30 June 2019 with the possibility of extension. This role is based in Broome, WA.
Reporting to the headspace Broome Senior Manager, this role will be responsible for providing youth focused mental health services to young people aged 12 to 25 years who have been clinically diagnosed with a mental health disorder, or may be at risk of developing a mental health disorder and would benefit from the services offered through headspace Broome.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
- Providing short-term, focused therapeutic interventions, psycho-education, support and advocacy to young people and their families;
- Conducting screening of young people to identify individuals with mental health or drug and alcohol problems, or young people who may be at risk;
- Providing supervision, support and consultation to the headspace clinical team and other service providers at headspace Broome;
- Leading the clinical intake and reviewing processes of the service; and
- Providing skills training to young people, including coping skills, life skills, anger management, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
For a copy of the position description, please click here
What you need to succeed
To be considered for this position you will hold tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Nursing, Social Work and/or Occupational Therapy with proven experience delivering evidence-based interventions such as narrative therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy.
You will demonstrate a broad understanding of mental health issues as they relate to youth and have the ability to lead a multidisciplinary team, including the provision of clinical supervision, case load review and effective facilitation of clinical review.
Importantly, you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly in the ability to relate to, connect and engage with youth in the 12-25 years age bracket, in a culturally appropriate manner.
The ideal candidate will also possess:
- “C” Class drivers licence;
- National Police Clearance, and;
- Working with Children Check.
Please note: Previous candidates need not apply.
About the Benefits
This is a rewarding opportunity to engage the youth of the Kimberley region and help them overcome the issues they face regarding mental health. headspace is looking for a passionate and caring individual who is dedicated to making a real difference in young people’s lives.
headspace is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged, but are often paid for by headspace. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a desire to step into a highly rewarding role in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive base salary circa $90,000, dependent on experience, plus a further range of benefits, including:
- District allowance of $2,920 p.a. (single) or $5,840 p.a. (double);
- Accommodation allowance of $13,000;
- Electricity allowance of $1,440;
- 5 weeks annual leave (pro rata) to explore your beautiful surrounds.
- Generous Salary Sacrificing opportunities that can bring this package up to the value of $125,000 pa* dependent on your personal circumstances.
(*Salary package value is dependent on your personal circumstances and ability to maximise salary packaging benefits. KAMS recommends all staff obtain independent financial advice in regards to salary packaging.)
People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
This opportunity won't last long - if you think you have what it takes and want to join the headspace team, don't wait - Apply Now!
For more information please contact Senior Manager Kristen Orazi on 08 9193 622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact:
Name: Kristen Orazi
Phone: (08) 9193 6222
We have a team that is dedicated to supporting young people the best way we can. We have a range of workers with different skills and experience to make sure young people that access headspace Broome get the help they are looking for.
Kristen - Senior Manager
Tamara - Youth Mental Health Clinician
Kara - Youth Engagement Trainee
Visiting Health Professionals
How can young people access services at headspace Broome?
By calling (08) 9193 6222 or dropping into the headspace Broome Centre, located at Shop A, 38 Frederick Street, Broome, WA, 6725.
Alternatively you, a friend or family member can download our referral form below and return this to us in person, via email (email@example.com) or by fax (91936122)
Please click here to access the 'headspace Broome Registration & Referral form'
Services available include:
Counselling - Got a lot going on? No shame in talking it out with one of our friendly health professionals
Monday to Friday 8am - 4:30pm (Talk to a staff member if you require an after hours appointment)
Health Clinics (GP) - Any general health concern - cold or flu symptoms, sexual health check up, sports injury, no problem too big or too small
Please bring your Medicare Number - If you are unsure how to obtain this please ask a staff member for assistance or click here 'Medicare'
Monday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 09:00am -1:00pm
(for after hours appointments please talk to a staff member)
Referrals for counselling
For GP's or service providers wishing to refer a young person to headspace Broome, please fax a referral form to headspace Broome on (08) 9193 6122.
We value your Feedback
We care about what you think! So if you have any feedback (good or bad) or ideas that can help us improve our service please let us know.
You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the phone 9193 6222. You could also send us a letter to PO Box 8173 Broome WA 6725
or you can contact - Health Consumer Council - 08 9221 3422