headspace
Taree

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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 Taree Referral Form

headspace Taree is a good place to talk about your wellbeing.

headspace Taree is somewhere for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.

At headspace Taree we provide a range of programs, services and support for young people aged 12 - 25 for things that might be affecting your health and wellbeing.

To find out about all the services, programs, group sessions and activities available - or to make an appointment - you can call, email or drop in.

 

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 Taree is operated by Samaritans Foundation. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECCPHN).

Services

If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

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 concern.

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

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. 

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

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Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Taree

 

There is an exciting opportunity for a passionate mental health professional to join the multi-disciplinary team at headspace Taree in a part time capacity, providing high quality and evidence-based services to young people aged 12-25.

THE COMPANY

Samaritans is a not-for-profit organisation who for over 30 years has been offering support to those in need including young people and families, those with disability or mental health challenges and the wider community. We have over 800 staff and more than 450 volunteers across the regions in which we work. The Samaritans values of Compassion, Integrity, Justice act as our tagline and describe the principles behind the work we do and the way we do it.

headspace Taree is part of a national initiative to deliver improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12-25.  headspace Taree is one of over 110 sites in Australia which aims to build the awareness, knowledge and skills base of young people, carers, health & community service workers and the general community regarding young people, mental health and the interface with alcohol and other drugs.

THE ROLE

We are currently looking for an experienced Therapeutic Counsellor to join our team. The Therapeutic Counsellor will work within a multidisciplinary team to provide ongoing counselling, treatment and support to young people, and develop and maintain appropriate referral pathways and work with other services in the local service system. This role seeks to address mental illness and is inclusive of all gender orientations, cultural considerations and socio-economic demographics.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

With a demonstrated ability to work holistically with young people with mental health and drug and alcohol issues including indigenous, refugee and CALD and low socio-economic backgrounds, you will provide focused counselling and psychological interventions to young people using evidence-based practice, utilising your experience in therapeutic work.

You are passionate about advocating on behalf of young people, and work collaboratively with their carers, families and other headspace team members to determine care or service needs and assist with the coordination of these needs as required.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Tertiary qualifications in Counselling, Social work, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or similar
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in providing therapeutic interventions to support young people's mental health, as well as their carers and families
  • A demonstrated understanding of mental health assessments, referrals, and coordination of care for young people
  • Experience working independently in regional areas
  • Valid Driver’s License, COVID Vaccination evidence, Senior First Aid Certificate, and the ability to obtain a NDIS Worker Screening Check and Working with Children Check.

THE BENEFITS

Our team are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits:

  • Progressive organization with a focus on advocacy and social justice
  • 14 weeks Parental Leave + Super Contributions
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Family friendly, flexible working hours
  • Fitness Passport corporate gym membership
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Payroll giving program
  • The opportunity to work within an innovative, collaborative team environment

Samaritans promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people.

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Taree
Phone: (02) 6539 3440
Email: headspacetaree@samaritans.org.au

Apply now

headspace Taree consists of a team of health professionals that provide support and therapeutic services to young people 12 – 25 years in the areas of: mental health, drug and alcohol, primary health and educational and vocational services.

  • Flexible days around your current schedule 

THE ROLE

We are currently looking for experienced Registered Psychologists or Mental Health Accredited Allied Health Professionals to provide services in a primary health care setting at our “one stop shop” in Taree under an early intervention/ prevention framework for young people with mild to moderate mental health issues who have been referred by a General Practitioner. You must have experience with adolescent mental health and wellbeing, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people.

This is an opportunity to work as a Private Practitioner within the headspace Taree multidisciplinary team operated by the Samaritans Foundation. Our Private Practitioners have the opportunity to work collaboratively with our General Practitioner, other Private Allied Health Providers and experienced intake and assessment team. You will also have the opportunity to work in collaboration with our government and non-government partner services.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

Applicants must hold:

  • An Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia or other Professional Governing body
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • Medicare Provider Number

In addition, applicants must be willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Check and be eligible to provide focused psychological and other services under the MBS Better Access Scheme.

THE BENEFITS

Some of the benefits we offer our practitioners are:

  • The opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including our headspace Intake and Assessment team, Psychologists, Social Workers, Drug and Alcohol Workers, General Practitioner and Early Intervention Youth Workers for case discussion & seamless referrals
  • Support from our reception staff to schedule and confirm appointments for clients
  • Assistance for clients to access a range of community support services including accommodation, vocational, education and training, family therapy and financial assistance
  • Reasonable facility fee rates
  • A steady and continual stream of clients wishing to access services and support.
  • Flexible hours of work

 

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Taree
Phone: (02) 6539 3440
Email: headspacetaree@samaritans.org.au

Apply now

Interested in speaking up about mental
health in your community?


Young people and headspace


The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is passionate young
people, volunteering their time to raise awareness of
mental health and wellbeing. Hailing from all Midcoast
Council areas and from a diverse range of backgrounds,
many of the YRG have experienced their own struggles
but overcome them to become advocates of youth mental
health.


The YRG makes sure that any new initiative from
headspace Taree will make a positive difference in the
lives of young people.


If you would like to get involved
headspacetaree@samaritans.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Taree
Phone: (02) 6539 3440
Email: headspacetaree@samaritans.org.au