headspace
Hurstville

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

We've got your back if you:

  • are down, stressed or can't stop worrying
  • can't deal with school or are struggling to concentrate
  • are worried about your health
  • want to cut down on your drinking or drug use
  • want to talk about sexuality, identity or sexual health
  • are having difficulties with relationships

Our services are free and confidential – all you need is a Medicare card.

We are located at 41 Dora Street Hurstville, opposite Hurstville library and down the road from Waratah Hospital.  Hurstville station is an 8 minute walk from the centre. There is limited parking outside the centre, however Waratah Private Hospital has 1 hour free parking. There is disability access via a ramp.

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Hurstville is operated by Aftercare. 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, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).

Services

Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).

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

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

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

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

News

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Hurstville

  • Psychologist/ Clinical Psychologist 
  • Improve the lives of young people & the community
  • Work as part of a supportive, innovative multidisciplinary team
  • Permanent Part-time opportunity available -  headspace Hurstville
  • Large Organisation with career development opportunities


About Us:

Founded in 1907, Aftercare is the longest serving national mental health charity. We provide wide range of services supporting people's journeys to social and emotional wellbeing.

Aftercare is a values-driven organisation. Our people are passionate about their work. Our culture is professional, fun, friendly, rewarding and collaborative. We have over 600 staff in 40 locations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria.


Our Service:
headspace is a world-leading, innovative and specialist Youth service committed to providing comprehensive mental health services for young people and their families. With a focus on evidence based best practice, innovation and local community needs, headspace centres provide early  intervention services as well as  continuity of care for young people across four core areas /service streams including mental health; alcohol and other drugs; general health; and social recovery /vocational services.

headspace Hurstville & Miranda are seeking Experienced Psychologists, to join our multidisciplinary team supporting people 12-25 years of age living with, or at risk of development, mental ill-health.


On offer: 

  • Permanent Part-Time (0.6) role
  • Excellent base salary plus superannuation
  • Plus Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Plus meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Plus Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment


Role Overview:

  • You will be responsible for brief and ongoing interventions and the development of collaborative individual care plans to people aged 12 - 25 years.
  • Participate in the planning and development of services for these people with mental health issues and their families which are consistent with best practice standards and evidence-based care, and are in line with the strategic direction and vision for headspace.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment and care planning.
  • Provide evidence based, best practice interventions, participate in the clinical review and quality assurance processes
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of community partnerships with key external stakeholders, developing effective interfaces across programs within the service, as well as participating in relevant research activities.


Requirements:

  • Full AHPRA registration as a Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist
  • Extensive & demonstrated experience providing clinical services to young people (12-25 years)
  • Well-developed judgment and evaluation skills demonstrating a working understanding assessment and care planning
  • Sound understanding of the public, non-government and private mental health systems and programs and associated non-mental health programs in a community setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with people who have or are at risk of developing a mental illness
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated skills in organisation and time-management, including the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills


Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Closing date for applications:  Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date for applications of: 22nd December 2019

Apply now

Our Service:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support .

On offer: 

  • Part-time opportunity (potential for full-time work also)
  • 12 month contract
  • Excellent base salary plus super
  • Plus Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Plus meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Plus Leave loading
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment


Role Overview:

  • Psychological Support Services (PSS) provides evidenced based short term focused psychological intervention/treatment for young people, aged 12-25 years, who have a diagnosable moderate/severe mental illness, or who have attempted, or are at risk of, suicide or self-harm. 
  • As a PSS clinician you will be responsible for brief and ongoing interventions and the development of collaborative individual care plans to people aged 12 - 25 years.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will participate in the planning and development of services for clients with mental health issues and their families, which are consistent with best practice standards and evidence-based care, and are in line with the strategic direction and vision for headspace.
  • You will further contribute to the development and maintenance of community partnerships with key external stakeholders, developing effective interfaces across programs within the service as well as participating in relevant research activities


Requirements:

  • Must have one of the following: Full AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse, OR AASW registration as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
  • Mental Health Social Workers - Accredited Mental Health Training & membership with AASW
  • Extensive & demonstrated experience providing clinical services to young people (12-25 years)
  • Well-developed judgment and evaluation skills demonstrating a working understanding assessment and care planning
  • Sound understanding of the public, non-government and private mental health systems and programs and associated non-mental health programs in a community setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with people who have or are at risk of developing a mental illness
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated skills in organisation and time-management, including the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills

 

About Us:

Founded in 1907, Aftercare is the longest serving national mental health charity. We provide wide range of services supporting people's journeys to social and emotional wellbeing.

Aftercare is a values-driven organisation. Our people are passionate about their work. Our culture is professional, fun, friendly, rewarding and collaborative. We have over 600 staff in 40 locations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.
Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date for applications on January 19th 2020
For further information please call Keri Walsh on 0432 707 238 or email keri.walsh@aftercare.com.au

Apply now

More information

We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible.

If you are 12-25:

  • You can refer yourself
  • You can have a family member or friend refer you (with your consent)
  • Your GP can refer you
  • Your school, TAFE, University or other service providers can refer you or assist you in making an appointment

If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment.

To make an appointment

You can call us on (02) 8048 3350
You can email us at headspace.hurstville@aftercare.com.au
You can drop in and see us at 41 Dora Street, Hurstville.

While we do accept walk-in appointments we prefer young people and referrers call our reception staff to book an initial appointment.

Please be aware that our phone and email accounts are only checked during our opening hours. If you require immediate support, please contact:

  • eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or click here
  • Kids Helpline on 18100 551 800
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Emergency Services on 000

 

Privacy

At headspace Hurstville, we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Hurstville staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as; if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.

Cost

Services are free, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan. 

You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment.  This can be arranged for you with your own GP, after you attend.

Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.  

 

If you are a young person aged 12-25, family or friend and you are enquiring about headspace Hurstville services for yourself or someone else you do not require a formal referral, simply phone and have a quick chat with one of our staff and they can help you arrange an appointment.

Our contact details are:

Phone: 02 8048-3350 Fax: 02 8048-3399 Email: headspace.hurstville@aftercare.com.au Address: 41 Dora St, Hurstville NSW 2220

Service Provider and School Counsellor Referrals

If you are a Service Provider, School Counsellor or Welfare staff, you can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace Hurstville. 

Download a referral form 

Once completed, please forward your referral, with any accompanying documentation, to headspace Hurstville via Fax, Post or Email as per details on the attached form.

If you do not have a Medicare card and are over 15 years of age, you can apply on the Human Services page, https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/how-enrol-or-re-enrol-medicare . We can assist you in applying if required. Access to the youth access clinicians and some headspace services do not require a Medicare Card. If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card, give us a call and our intake team will direct you to alternative, appropriate services for you.  

Events

Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Got an event coming up and want headspace to be a part of it? Let us know! You can also give us a call if you have questions about an event or group coming up on 8048 3350.

 

Workshops

headspace Hurstville offers workshops to educational institutions and organisations within the St George region. For an overview of the workshops that we offer as well as a booking request form, please see the 'School Workshops' tab.

 

Partnerships

headspace Hurstville has a number of community partners that we work with. If you're interested in partnering with headspace on an event or project, let us know!

 

Fundraising & Donations

We have been so grateful to members of our local community that have kindly donated to the centre, allowing us to run events, groups and programs for young people and the wider community. If you would like to fundraise on behalf of headspace Hurstville or would like to make a donation to support our work with young people with mental health issues,  please contact us and someone will be in touch with further information. Thanks for wanting to support us!

 

Resources

If you would like to distribute resources (eg factsheets, info cards, brochures, business cards and more) please request at headspace.hurstville@aftercare.com.au

 

For all enquiries regarding Community Engagement activities, please contact headspace.hurstville@aftercare.com.au and attention Stella, our Community Engagement Coordinator. 

headspace Hurstville offers workshops to schools within the St George region. Due to the age range of our service, workshops are offered for Years 7-12.

If you wish to have headspace Hurstville present at your school, please read through our workshop outline, then complete and send a booking request form.

Overview of workshops

Booking Request Form

Important Points to Consider

Presentations to staff

We want to ensure that as a service we are meeting the needs of schools in the area as well as promoting a whole school approach to mental health. Before delivering workshops, we encourage schools to invite us in to meet and present to all staff to ensure they are aware of what we do too.

Type of workshop

Please note that headspace Hurstville provides education workshops that are of a general nature and have a health promotion and education focus. We deliver these workshops to promote positive mental health and well-being and encourage young people to do the same. Our Community Engagement Team are unable to provide sessions with a medical or therapeutic focus.

Invite Other Schools

We encourage partnering with other schools when creating events such as well-being days. Due to the number of requests which headspace Hurstville receives, events that involve interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be encouraged.

Demand for request

It is important to note that while headspace Hurstville will endeavour to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service.

Resources

If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please follow this link http://headspace.org.au/get-info/#

School Support

headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.

Call us on 1800 688 248 or email schoolsupport@headspace.org.au

Please note office hours are 9am-5pm AEST Monday to Friday. Calls and emails received outside these hours will be attended to on the next working day.

To learn more visit http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/school-support

 

We run a range of different groups throughout the year - for the most up to date information on our groups, send us an email at headspace.hurstville@aftercare.com.au

 

The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16-25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental heath service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the centre and the broader community.

The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre, helping plan youth events and representing headspace Hurstville at events or in the media.

If you would like to join our headspace Hurstville Youth Reference Group then please email headspace.hurstville@aftercare.com.au and attention Community Engagement Coordinator.

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