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

Parramatta

2 Wentworth Street, (Enter via Parkes Street), Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
P: 1300 737 616 F: (02) 8624 1388

headspace Parramatta is operated by Uniting Care Mental Health. All headspace centres 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 Sydney (Wentwest Ltd).

Donate or fundraise for headspace Parramatta  

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace is a national program working to reduce the impact of mental illness and drug and alcohol use of young Australians aged 12 – 25 years.

We have two service streams: a primary care service for young people with mild to moderate concerns, and a specialised service for early psychosis. When a young person comes through to headspace , we will assess their needs and tailor their care and link with them with the appropriate clinician accordingly.

headspace Parramatta provides young people with access, support and information for a broad range of concerns, including Mental health, Physical/sexual health, Drug and alcohol, Counselling services, Employment and education and Support for families and carers

Open 9am-5pm Monday- Friday. After hours appointments on Thursday and Saturday are available by appointment only.

Services available

Mental Health Services

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

Doctor (GP)

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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

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

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Early Psychosis Program

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A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

Youth Reference Group

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

Youth Programs

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

Positions available at headspace Parramatta

Youth Access Team Clinician, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Uniting Recovery

Deadline: 03/10/2016 5:00pm


 

Program

headspace Services

Location

Parramatta

Position

Youth Access Team Clinician

Role   Type

Full time until June 30 2017

Position   Description

We are seeking a highly motivated   and dynamic Allied Health Professional (Registered Psychologist, Social   Worker, Occupational Therapist) to be a part of our Youth Access Team   providing services to young people, their families or carers and the wider   community. The Purpose of the Youth Access team is to provide young people   with a diverse range of services to assist them in achieving their goals and   improving their access to services.

 

The Youth Access Team Clinician   responsibilities will include; processing referrals, assessment, engagement,   brief psycho education, treatment, clinical and non-clinical group work,   liaison and advocacy with an overarching focus on care co-ordination.

Criteria

Essential Criteria

 

•Full or Provisional Registration   Full Registration in Australia as an Allied Health Professional   (Psychologist, Occupational Therapist) or eligible for registration with the   AASW (Social Worker).

•Current satisfactory National   Police Record Check

•Skills in mental health care,   including completion of mental health assessments and short term psychosocial   treatment, ideally within youth mental health

•Ability to actively engage and   work collaboratively with young people, their families and significant others

•Demonstrated highly developed   interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving,   and negotiation skills

•Ability to work flexibly and be   responsive to emerging trends and environments.

•Demonstrated understanding of   skills required and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

 

Please note: Only shortlisted   candidates will be contacted for interview.

Enquiries   To

amy.thompson@ucmh.org.au

Applications   To

recruitment@ucmh.org.au

Additional   Info

headspace National Youth Mental   Health Foundation is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health   under the Youth Mental Health Initiative.

Closing   Date

3 October 2016

Clinician, Continuing Care Team Parramatta, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Uniting Recovery

Deadline: 07/10/2016 5:00pm

Program

headspace Parramatta,   Youth Early Psychosis   Program

Location

2 Wentworth St, Parramatta   NSW 2150

Position

Clinician,Continuing Care Team Parramatta

Role Type

Part-Time (0.5 FTE)

This is a   permanent part-time position pending funding and contract renewal. Current   contracts end date is 30 June 2017.

About Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the   Role

HEADSPACE   PARRAMATTA is a youth friendly mental health service supporting young people   in the Western Sydney region.

 

The   Youth Early Psychosis Program aims to provide early intervention services to   young people with emerging serious mental illness, and their families, that   are youth-friendly, accessible, consistent and seamless, and that provide   ongoing care and support.

 

The   service assists young people aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing a first   psychotic episode or who meet criteria that indicate they are at ultra-high   risk of developing a psychotic disorder. Such assistance will be in the form   of early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions delivered   by primary care and specialist providers working together within a   collaborative, accessible and integrated service framework.

This role is an integral part of   our multidisciplinary team. The successful applicant will work alongside a   team of highly skilled clinicians, senior clinicians and psychiatrists to   provide comprehensive, specialist and early intervention mental health   services to young people aged 12-25 years.

The clinician will provide specific   psychological and psychosocial interventions tailored to meet the individual   needs of young people within a Recovery Framework. The clinician will also   provide long-term case management, which includes intake, assessment,   engagement, psycho-education, clinical intervention, attendance at   psychiatric review appointments, liaison, with an over-arching focus on care   co-ordination.

Selection   Criteria

  •   Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant   discipline and full registration with AHPRA or eligible for membership with   the AASW.
  •   The incumbent would be expected to have relevant   clinical experience in and skills within mental health of a minimum of one   year post-registration, ideally with experience in early psychosis.
  •   A high level of interpersonal and communication   skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills and   demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members,   other professionals and outside agencies
  •   Demonstrated ability to engage and work   collaboratively with young people and their families/significant others
  •   Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and   coordinate individualised psychosocial interventions to meet the needs of   young people with psychosis based on a case formulation approach
  •   Demonstrated ability to provide high quality   assessment and evidence based psychological interventions, within a   stress-vulnerability and recovery framework for young people
  •   Sound knowledge and understanding of early psychosis   rationale and principles including the developmental stages of young people   and the impact that a first episode of psychosis has on their development and   the impact on the family/significant others
  •   Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and   function autonomously while being able to effectively work in a   multidisciplinary team
  •   Flexibility in coping with organisational change and   demonstrated capacity to be innovative in clinical approaches with young   people
  •   Ability to maintain and develop the culture,   philosophy, standards, guidelines and policies of the service
  •   Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental   Health Act (2007) and the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection)   Act (1998) and other relevant legislation
  •   Demonstrated commitment to clinical supervision,   education, training and ongoing professional development
  •   Ability to use relevant information technology,   electronic recording systems and data management tools
      
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical practice, and in        delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic        interventions for young people.

 

  •   Current NSW Drivers Licence

 

Enquiries To

fiona.woods@unitingrecovery.org.au

Applications   To

Interested   applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to recruitment@ucmh.org.au quoting ref:   hYEPP Sydney

Additional   Info

Only shortlisted applicants who address   all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

Closing Date

7/10/2016

Senior Clinician, Continuing Care Team Parramatta, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Uniting Recovery

Deadline: 07/10/2016 5:00pm

Program

headspace   Parramatta, Youth Early   Psychosis Program

Location

2 Wentworth St, Parramatta   NSW 2150

Position

Senior Clinician,Continuing Care Team Parramatta

Role Type

Full-time maternity leave   position

This is a backfill   opportunity to a current maternity leave secondment which will end in   February 2017 on the return to work of the incumbent

About Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the   Role

HEADSPACE   PARRAMATTA is a youth friendly mental health service supporting young people   in the Western Sydney region.

 

The   Youth Early Psychosis Program aims to provide early intervention services to   young people with emerging serious mental illness, and their families, that   are youth-friendly, accessible, consistent and seamless, and that provide   ongoing care and support.

 

The   service assists young people aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing a first   psychotic episode or who meet criteria that indicate they are at ultra-high   risk of developing a psychotic disorder. Such assistance will be in the form   of early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions delivered   by primary care and specialist providers working together within a   collaborative, accessible and integrated service framework.

This role is an integral part of   our multidisciplinary team. The successful applicant will work alongside a   team of highly skilled clinicians, senior clinicians and psychiatrists to   provide comprehensive, specialist and early intervention mental health   services to young people aged 12-25 years.

The Senior Clinician in the Continuing   Care Team is a key leadership position within hYEPP, working alongside the   Team Leaders of the service. The incumbent is responsible for the provision   of clinical leadership, consultation, support, and supervision as lead by the   Team Leader, to a multidisciplinary team. They will be specialising in the   provision of comprehensive continuing care management and psychological   therapy to young people aged 12 – 25 years.

 

The Senior Clinician is expected to   function autonomously as well as work collaboratively with the other senior   clinicians within the program, to plan and develop services for these young   people 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 hYEPP.

Selection   Criteria

  •   Approved tertiary qualifications in relevant   discipline and full registration with AHPRA or eligible for membership with   the AASW.
  •   A minimum of 3 years clinical practice within the   mental health field, with specific experience working with young people experiencing   early psychosis or a first episode psychosis, and their families
    •   A high level of interpersonal and communication   skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills and   demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members,   other professionals and outside agencies
    •   Demonstrated ability to engage and work   collaboratively with young people and their families/significant others
    •   Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and   coordinate individualised psychosocial interventions to meet the needs of   young people with psychosis based on a case formulation approach
    •   Demonstrated ability to provide high quality   assessment and evidence based psychological interventions, within a stress-vulnerability   and recovery framework for young people
    •   Sound knowledge and understanding of early psychosis   rationale and principles including the developmental stages of young people   and the impact that a first episode of psychosis has on their development and   the impact on the family/significant others
    •   Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and   function autonomously while being able to effectively work in a   multidisciplinary team
    •   Flexibility in coping with organisational change and   demonstrated capacity to be innovative in clinical approaches with young   people
    •   Ability to maintain and develop the culture,   philosophy, standards, guidelines and policies of the service
    •   Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental   Health Act (2007) and the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection)   Act (1998) and other relevant legislation
    •   Demonstrated commitment to clinical supervision,   education, training and ongoing professional development
    •   Ability to use relevant information technology,   electronic recording systems and data management tools
      
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical practice, and in        delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic        interventions for young people with early psychosis.
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  • Demonstrated skills in mentoring and proven ability        to contribute to clinical leadership in a multidisciplinary team

 

  •   Current NSW Drivers Licence

 

Enquiries To

fiona.woods@unitingrecovery.org.au

Applications   To

Interested   applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to recruitment@ucmh.org.au quoting ref:   hYEPP Sydney

Additional   Info

Only shortlisted applicants who address   all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

Closing Date

7/10/2016

More information

5 facts on psychosis (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

1. When people are experiencing psychosis they have problems interpreting what is going on around them.

2. Thinking can become confused and at it’s worse people might see or hear things that aren’t there or have false beliefs ie. the police are following me.

3. Psychosis can occur as a response to stress, drugs or depression or due to a family history.

4. If things don’t seem quite right it’s best to get help early and come to headspace Parramatta for an assessment.

5. With help most people will recover. 

How to make a referral (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you are a service provider and you wish to refer a young person to headspace, simply download the form below and return it via email to: headspaceparramatta@ucmh.org.au.

Please ensure that the young person whom you refer is willing to engage with headspace and is able to attend appointments.

We recommend that you follow up the emailed referral with a phone call, just to make sure we've received it.

Our intake phone number is: 1300 737 616.

Parramatta referral form

Community Development Requests (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The Community Development Team are available to assist with a range of community activities and events.

To make a request, please complete the forms below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

Mental health event: The Community Development Team can participate in community events and engage in health and service promotion.

We can provide a pop-up stall to distribute a range of information around what mental health is, how to increase positive mental health, and how to link into our services whilst also including some engaging activities for the community. 

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

In-service tour: The Community Development Team can provide tours and visits at our local headspace centres for service providers. 

Throughout the in-service tour a member of our Community Development Team will provide you with an overview of the services, staff and resources on site at this centre, in addition to information on making appropriate referrals to headspace.

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

Educational Workshops: we provide workshops for groups of young people, parents, family members, or carers of young people.

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

Service and Referral Presentations: we provide presentations for groups of staff and/or service providers who work with young people (e.g. teachers, youth workers, school counsellors etc).

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

Promotional material: The Community Development Team can post out promotional material (e.g., posters and post cards).

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

 If you are interested in a large amount of factsheets, visit:

www.headspace.org.au/is-it-just-me/find-information/downloadable-fact-sheets