headspace
Geelong

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace Geelong supports young people, from 12-25, who are going through a tough time.

We can assist young people in four key areas; Physical Health (incl.sexual health), Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work and Study Support. 

To make the first appointment for yourself or a loved one click here.

If you'd prefer to speak to someone over the phone pleas call 03 5222 6690

If you are a professional and would like to refer a young person please click here

In case of emergency call: 000

If you need to speak to someone urgently please call Lifeline on 13 11 14

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Geelong is operated by Barwon Child, Youth & Family. 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, Western Victoria (Western Victoria PHN).

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 screenings on site or links to local services. 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

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. 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Geelong

Employer: Barwon Child Youth and Family

Salary: SCHCADS Level 5

Deadline: 20 Apr. 2021, 5:00 pm

About the Role

This role is focused on the engagement, assessment and provision of evidence based interventions for young people accessing headspace services. This includes psychosocial assessment and the provision of short term interventions and support including group work and outreach support to community and school based settings.

The engagement and assessment clinician is often the first person to meet with a young person accessing headspace Geelong’s 4 core streams of services. The role has a strong focus on the skills required to effectively build rapport with clients who likely have limited experience in accessing primary mental health services.

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Engage, assess and provide support to young people and their friends and family.
  • Discuss and initiate client referrals to appropriate supports
  • Participate in supporting a timely, responsive and efficient intake and assessment process.

Vacancy details

Fixed term until 31 December 2021 

Full-time role, 38 hours per week

Part-time 30.4 hours may be considered 

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Youth Work, Social Work or other health related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people.
  • Experience with group based youth programs.
  • Demonstrated skills related to client and family engagement, assessment and provision of brief intervention support.
  • Experience in networking and referring clients in a supported process to external services.
  • Understanding of the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and evidence based interventions for high prevalence mental health issues including relevant AOD or Dual Diagnosis/Dual Disability experience.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 5 pm Tuesday 20 April 2021

V.I.D 2100663

Apply online

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Maria Djugum Clinical Lead or Grant Gibson Operations Manager at headspace on 03 5222 6690.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring continuity of care and support to our clients and staff. With this in mind, if you are shortlisted, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 5 pm Tuesday 20 April 2021

V.I.D 2100663

For more information contact:

Name: Maria Djugum or Grant Gibson
Phone: (03) 5222 6690

Apply now

Employer: Barwon Child Youth and Family

Salary: $90,658 pa (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging . This role is 30.4 hours per week fixed term for 12 months (from date of comme

Deadline: 26 Apr. 2021, 9:00 am

About the role

The role of the Youth and Families Enhanced Care Clinician is to resource direct service delivery to young people primarily at risk of severe mental health issues and complex presentations, in addition to providing consultation support, coaching and mentoring to internal colleagues in relation to the appropriate inclusion of family, carers and friends.


This role will directly oversee the coordination of services for young people and their families, including headspace Geelong Youth Mental Health Counselling, Primary Care, AoD and vocational/educational support streams. This role will promote appropriate participation of families/carers, whilst working directly with young people to understand and respond to their unique and changing needs. This role will also promote effective collaboration and stepped care responses for young people requiring intervention from CAMHS, Jigsaw or acute mental health services.
The Youth and Families Enhanced Care Clinician will support headspace service delivery to young people aged 12 to 18 years of age, who are currently experiencing significant psychosocial distress and reduced functioning in relation to anxiety, depression and/or emerging low prevalence mental disorders including early psychosis. The position will directly support clients and will extend to their family and friends, in outreach settings including the family home, education and health facilities.


Through the provision of well-coordinated short to medium term multidisciplinary interventions, the service will assist young people with their social recovery, recognising the needs of local priority groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, homeless young people and those at risk of suicide.

This position will directly promote family inclusive practice approaches through direct service delivery to families and through the provision of consultation support to internal headspace co workers.

Vacancy details

This role is 30.4 hours per week fixed term for 12 months (from date of commencement), then it will be a permanent role at 15.2 hours per week.

$90,658 pa (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or other health related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in working with young people including demonstrated skills in the provision of psychological counselling that is developmentally appropriate and time limited.
  • Demonstrated skills related to client and family engagement, assessment and care coordination.
  • Demonstrated skills in the provision of consultation and mentoring support to staff.  
  • Experience in risk assessment and in responding to clients with complex needs including low prevalence disorders and psychosis.  
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence.
  • Understanding of the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and evidence based interventions for high prevalence mental health issues including relevant AOD or Dual Diagnosis/Dual Disability experience.
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.

 

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 9am Monday 27 April 2021

V.I.D 2100667

Apply online

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Emma Harry, Team Leader Ongoing Care at headspace on 03 5222 6690.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring continuity of care and support to our clients and staff. With this in mind, if you are shortlisted, we may discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 9am Monday 27 April 2021

V.I.D 2100667

For more information contact:

Name: Emma Harry
Phone: (03) 5222 6690

Apply now

Employer: Barwon Child Youth and Family

Salary: $82,972 pa (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging

Deadline: 23 Apr. 2021, 9:00 am

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to provide Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) counselling, education and support to young people aged between 12-25, presenting with substance use and mental health concerns.  Services will be informed by an awareness of vulnerability, developmental stage and in a manner that promotes resilience in young people.

The key objectives of this role include:

  • To engage, assess and provide counselling, education and support to young people and their families and carers.
  • To make supported referrals to required services including General Practitioners, generalist welfare and AOD treatment services to meet young people’s holistic needs.
  • To effectively engage with young people to assist in reducing the impacts of harmful substance use.
  • To encourage healthy alternate choices and develop coping strategies to respond to emotional needs and life events.  
  • To work in alignment with best practice guidelines and Youth AOD frameworks that recognize each individual’s unique context including environment, relationships, culture, values and beliefs.

Vacancy details

Ongoing Part-time OR Full-time role (30.4 or 38 hours per week)

$82,972 pa (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualification in Youth Work, Social Work, Psychology or other health related field with AOD experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing youth focused AOD counselling, support and outreach.
  • Completion or willingness to complete the core AOD modules.
  • Knowledge and experience of frameworks for working with young people with substance use issues.
  • Education, training and experience in mental health and adolescent and youth development.
  • Willing to assist in the development and delivery of AOD education sessions to small groups and schools, or other community based settings.
  • High level of competence in case noting and report writing utilising data systems and MS Office applications.
  • Excellent networking and referral skills to external services, at times negotiating and advocating with services on behalf of a young person
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 9am Friday 23 April 2021

V.I.D 2100662

Apply online

 

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Emma Harry, Team Leader – Ongoing Care at headspace on 03 5222 6690.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring continuity of care and support to our clients and staff. With this in mind, if you are shortlisted, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 9am Friday 23 April 2021

V.I.D 2100662

For more information contact:

Name: Emma Harry, Team Leader – Ongoing Care
Phone: (03) 5222 6690

Apply now

More information

  If you are a young person (12-25):

If you are seeking support from headspace Geelong please complete this online form and we will call you to organise and appointment. If you would prefer to speak to someone about making an over the phone please call us on 5222 6690 

  If you know a young person who might need help:

Families, carers and friends can make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so please complete this online form or, if you would prefer to speak to someone about making an over the phone please call us on 5222 6690 

  If you are working with a young person who might need help:

Health professionals, school staff, health or community organisations can refer to headspace Geelong using this online form

*Please note: the young person must consent to the referral.

 

Next steps;  

After making your online referral a headspace Geelong team member will make contact within a week to discuss the next steps. 

Physical and sexual health;

If you are wanting to book a GP or Nurse appointment we call to offer you available times for the next appointment.

Support for mental health, alcohol and other drugs and vocation and education; 

If you are wanting to access mental health support we will call to offer you available times for an intake appointment. 

At your intake appointment you will chat to one of our friendly Engagement and Assesment clinicians who will ask you questions about different parts of you life to figure out how we can best assist. 

 

Location and Access

headspace Geelong (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). 

105 Yarra Street Geelong

Ph. 5222 6690

Our site has full disability access.

Accessible via public tranport, visit PTV Journey Planner to plan your trip. 

We are walking distance from the bus interchange on Moorabool Street in Geelong city centre near the Malop Street Mall.

Free 2hr Parking is available withing a short walk of headspace Geelong on Yarra St between Myer St and McKillop St. 

 

Cost 

At headspace Geelong our services are free through Medicare.

To get your own Medicare card please click here 

If you are unable to access a Medicare Card we can still offer support, just let our staff know and we will work it out. 

All of our staff are networked with all services in the Geelong region. The headspace Geelong Lead Agency is Barwon Child, Youth & Family. For further information please see www.bcyf.org.au

 

Online and after hours support 

eheadspace;

eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. 

Call 1800 650 890 or go to www.eheadspace.org.au 

 

24/7 helplines;

Lifeline;

13 11 14

Kids helpline;

1800 55 1800

Webchat counselling 

 

if it’s an emergency;

headspace Geelong is not an emergency service so if you’re in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance, contact Barwon Health Phone Triage team 1300 094 187 (24/7), go to your local emergency department or call emergency services on 000

 

Our Team

At headspace Geelong 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 Geelong get the help they are looking for.

Please click here for our service brochure.

headspace Geelong supports the 'no wrong door' approach and we will always guide you to the appropriate service/s to meet your needs or the needs of those people you are  endeavoring to support.  

headspace Operations Manager

Grant Gibson

Grant.Gibson@bcyf.org.au

Clinical Lead

Maria Djugum 

maria.djugum@bcyf.org.au

Coordinator (headspace Drysdale) 5253 0400

Tanya Fitzpatrick

tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Practice Manager

Brenda Monro

Brenda.Monro@bcyf.org.au

Presentations- In person or on online

headspace Geelong offer mental health presentations for 12-25 year olds in schools, education settings, community groups or sporting clubs. We also offer a short service explanation presentation for workplaces who would benefit from knowing the services available at headspace Geelong and how to refer.

The number of participants in face-to-face presentations in capped at 50 people, to ensure presentations are engaging and interactive. 

Due to capacity limitations we require at least two weeks’ notice for presentation bookings and we may not be able to say yes to every request. 

Click here to book a presentation

Presentation topics;

For young people-

  • 7 Tips for a Healthy Headspace; Ideal for young people aged 12-16, this presentation introduces the concept of mental health and explains 7 different ways you can look after your mental health
  • Looking After Yourself and Your Friends; For young people 12-25, discusses signs and symptoms to look out for that may indicate mental ill-health in themselves and their peers and the next steps to take. 

For relevant workplaces;

  • Intro to headspace Geelong's Services; and overview of the headspace Geelong services and how to assist a young person to seek support

 

Our presentations are free of charge but we would greatly appreciate any donations to our service if you are able. Click here to donate . Please select headspace Geelong from the drop down list.

If you have any questions about our presentations please contact our Community Engagement Officer, sheldan.alexander@bcyf.org.au

Resources, posters and fact sheets

headspace Geelong has access to fact sheets, posters and other resources that have been produced by headspace National, Australia’s national youth mental health foundation. We are most happy to deliver these to your school to display within your wellbeing cente.e

If you would like any of the below hard copy resources, please email Sheldan with up to 12 fact sheets and the posters you would like.

Online, printable fact sheets, and additional resources can be found here https://headspace.org.au/health-professionals/resource-library/fact-sheets/

01 - Alcohol

02 - Anger

03 - Anxiety

04 - Bipolar

05 - Bullying

06 - Dealing with relationship breakups

07 - Depression

08 - Eating Disorders

09 - Gender Identity & Mental Health

10 - Getting Help from A GP

11 - Grief

12 - If Your Friend Is Not Okay

13 - Psychosis

14 - PTSD

15 - Self Harm

 

16 - Sex & Sexual Health

17 - Sexuality & Mental Health

18 - Tips for A Healthy headspace

18a - Get into Life

18b - Learn How to Handle Tough Times

Top of Form

18c - Build Close and Connected Relationships

18d - Eat Well

18e - Get Enough Sleep

18f - Cut Back on Alcohol & Other Drugs

18g -Stay Active

19 - What Is Mental Health

21 - Screen Time

22 - Understand Gaming

23 - Sleep & Gaming

 

 

Poster topics:

-The 7 tips for a healthy headspace

-headspace Digital Word and Study Services

-General headspace information

Online versions of these can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CIHwME0xrE7eV6eBnDcSkJVYztz0Sp1K?usp=sharing

 

Online Resources; headspace Group Chats

headspace run frequent online group chats for young people and their family/supports on a variety of different topics. Young people can join in these conversations and ask questions or simply just sit in and listen.

Ongoing weekly peer support chats:

To access ongoing weekly chats you will need to sign up to the spaces function of headspace https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/spaces/personal/setup/

  • navigating relationships: every Monday at 6–10pm AEST
  • qheadspace: every Tuesday at 6–10pm AEST
  • general coping: every Wednesday 6–10pm AEST
  • yarnspace: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AEST supporting others: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AEST

Themed upcoming group chats for young people and their family and friends can be found here: https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/group-chat/upcoming-chats/

 

To discuss these or any additional mental health promotion needs please email Sheldan.Alexander@bcyf.org.au

The YFC is made up of young people from the Geelong region who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of their peers. The group consists of a diverse range of young people, from a variety of different ages and  backgrounds, who are advocates for youth mental health. 

headspace Geelong look to the YFC for advice and opinions to ensure young people's voices are present in decisions that shape our service. The YFC organise events and campaigns that seek to spread the word about mental health and reduce stigma around mental illness. They also attend events around the region to get the headspace message out there and inform people on how to access our services.

Members of our Youth Futures Crew are offered training to equip them with the skills they think are necessary to do the wonderful work they do. 

YFC applications are open in January and July each year. 

If you would like to invite the YFC to come along to your event or classroom via zoom to run an activity or share information about headspace contact Sheldan here. 

 

headspace Geelong is one of the busiest headspace sites in Australia, delivering around 7300 occasions of services to more than 2000 young people each year.

As demand grows, access to immediate help is becoming increasingly difficult to provide and additional funds are being sought to boost our service delivery capacity. 

By making a tax deductible donation you will contribute directly to ensuring our community's young people receive timely access to the support they need.

 

If you are interested in making a donation you can do so online here

If you are interested in fundraising for headspace Geelong please contact Julia Ladgrove, Fundraising Manager, Barwon Child Youth and Family.

T: 03 5226 8901 M: 0431 880 306

E: Julia.Ladgrove@bcyf.org.au