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Recruitment information

We offer a wide range of career opportunities at headspace National Office and through our national network of headspace centres.

For any recruitment or placements queries at a headspace centre please contact your nearest centre. For any National Office queries please contact recruitment@headspace.org.au 

Exciting new roles!

New roles are available for the new Mental Health in Education (MHE) Service.
Please search below by state to find details particular to these roles. More roles to be released throughout September.

Positions available at headspace

Allied Health Providers (Privately Contracted), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Orygen

Salary: Funded through MBS/ATAPS

Allied Health Practitioners (contractors)

We are seeking expressions of interest from Allied Health Practitioners including (clinical) psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who are experienced in providing high quality evidence-based interventions to young people aged 12-25.

Role Description:

Independent private practice with flexibility of hours/days, including after-hours and the potential for weekend work. Services are delivered under the Medicare Better Outcomes for Mental Health Initiative and Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS).

 

Selection Criteria:

Essential

         Approved tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, occupational therapy and registration with appropriate professional body

-        Professional indemnity insurance

-        Eligibility to provide Medicare Benefits Schedule services

-        Minimum of two years of experience in the assessment, diagnosis and provision of evidence-based treatments of mental health disorders

-        Excellent skills in engaging and working with young people, their families and significant others

-        Ability to work independently, with strong organisational and time management skills

-        Commitment to ongoing professional development

 

Desirable

-        Doctoral or Masters level qualifications

-        Endorsement in Clinical Psychology

-        Experience in provision of services under an early intervention/prevention framework for young people with emerging or recent onset mental disorders

  

What we offer you:

-        The opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of our headspace access team, psychiatrists, mental health nurse and
general practitioners for case-conferencing, mutual support and seamless referral pathways.

-        Registration as an Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) provider.

-        Flexibility of hours/days including after-hours and the potential for weekend work.

-        Consultation rooms with PC, printer, telephone and community resource materials.

-        Scheduling of appointments for clients including SMS reminders and follow-up.

-        Extensive clinical and administrative support from our Practice Manager, Clinical Services Manager and Reception Staff.

-        Paid monthly peer consultation/professional development sessions with other allied health practitioners.

For more information contact:

Name: Carsten Schley
Phone: 9927 6222
Email: Carsten.Schley@orygen.org.au

State/Territory Schools Manager - SA, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 28/09/2017 9:00am

  • Make a difference to young people
  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health
  • Competitive salary, including generous salary packaging benefits

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

 An exciting new role exists for an innovative and experienced professional to lead delivery, performance and development of the Mental Health in Education (MHE) Service at the State/Territory level. headspace, as the implementation partner, will work with beyondblue to deliver an interactive framework of evidenced-based information, professional advice and support to primary and secondary schools. The MHE Program through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

 The State/Territory Schools Manager will provide leadership, support and management of postvention services to school communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from suicide. Reporting to the National Schools Operations Manager, you will work closely with the MHE leadership team to drive optimal service delivery and to ensure that schools receive timely and clinically sound support and assistance. Drawing on your significant experience managing and delivering services to support young people through health and/or education, you will be responsible for strengthening partnerships and the development of services including contributing solution focused advice on uptake of new schools and progression of existing schools within the MHE program.

 This role calls for a responsive and highly motivated individual who is able to demonstrate ability to manage teams strategically in order to execute achieve key performance indicators and contract deliverables within timelines. To be successful, you will possess exceptional leadership, project management and program management skills. Your personal style and highly developed interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong relationships with stakeholders internal and external to the organisation.

 This role requires intra state and possibly interstate travel.

 In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV.  Please note that interviews will be on Wednesday 4 October and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

For more information contact:

Name: Karen Rieger
Phone: (03) 9027 0100

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

headspace is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Apply now

State/Territory Schools Manager - NSW, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 29/09/2017 9:00am

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

 An exciting new role exists for an innovative and experienced professional to lead delivery, performance and development of the Mental Health in Education (MHE) Service at the State/Territory level. headspace, as the implementation partner, will work with beyondblue to deliver an interactive framework of evidenced-based information, professional advice and support to primary and secondary schools. The MHE Program through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

 The State/Territory Schools Manager will provide leadership, support and management of postvention services to school communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from suicide. Reporting to the National Schools Operations Manager, you will work closely with the MHE leadership team to drive optimal service delivery and to ensure that schools receive timely and clinically sound support and assistance. Drawing on your significant experience managing and delivering services to support young people through health and/or education, you will be responsible for strengthening partnerships and the development of services including contributing solution focused advice on uptake of new schools and progression of existing schools within the MHE program. 

This role calls for a responsive and highly motivated individual who is able to demonstrate ability to manage teams strategically in order to execute achieve key performance indicators and contract deliverables within timelines. To be successful, you will possess exceptional leadership, project management and program management skills. Your personal style and highly developed interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong relationships with stakeholders internal and external to the organisation.

 This role requires intra state and possibly interstate travel.

 In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV.  Please note that interviews will be on Thursday 5 October and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information contact:

Name: Karen Rieger
Phone: (03) 9027 0100

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

headspace is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Apply now

Private Practitioners, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Private Practitioners

(Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists)

 

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  Our mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country. 

 

Due to expansion of our services, headspace Mt Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith and Castle Hill are looking for highly motivated, youth orientated Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who are experienced in providing high quality services to young people.  Working as a Private Practitioner at headspace provides you with an opportunity to work within a dynamic, innovative multidisciplinary environment to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health and related issues in young people aged 12-25 years of age and establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace.  Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

                                   

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours, including after-hours;
  • Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team (including Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Sexual Health Services, an Exercise Physiologist and a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Specialist;
  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Full administrative support and consulting space which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and all room bookings are taken care of for you.  Access to the electronic medical records database with comprehensive training provided;
  • Opportunity for peer support through regular care co-ordination meetings with the team;
  • Free Professional Development Opportunities.

 

Successful applicants should

  • Must be a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, hold Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Status with AASW or hold Better Access Endorsement with Occupational Therapy Australia;
  • Eligible to provide services under Medicare and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Have or be willing to obtain your own ABN;
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a separate Criminal History check;
  • Have demonstrated experience providing services to young people aged 12-25 years of age;
  • Be willing to undertake modest administrative support costs which include room rental as part of the contractual agreement.

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager on 0409 425 661 for more information.

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

Private Practitioners, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Private Practitioners

(Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists)

 

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  Our mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country. 

 

Due to expansion of our services, headspace Mt Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith and Castle Hill are looking for highly motivated, youth orientated Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who are experienced in providing high quality services to young people.  Working as a Private Practitioner at headspace provides you with an opportunity to work within a dynamic, innovative multidisciplinary environment to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health and related issues in young people aged 12-25 years of age and establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace.  Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

                                   

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours, including after-hours;
  • Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team (including Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Sexual Health Services, an Exercise Physiologist and a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Specialist;
  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Full administrative support and consulting space which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and all room bookings are taken care of for you.  Access to the electronic medical records database with comprehensive training provided;
  • Opportunity for peer support through regular care co-ordination meetings with the team;
  • Free Professional Development Opportunities.

 

Successful applicants should

  • Must be a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, hold Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Status with AASW or hold Better Access Endorsement with Occupational Therapy Australia;
  • Eligible to provide services under Medicare and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Have or be willing to obtain your own ABN;
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a separate Criminal History check;
  • Have demonstrated experience providing services to young people aged 12-25 years of age;
  • Be willing to undertake modest administrative support costs which include room rental as part of the contractual agreement.

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager on 0409 425 661 for more information.

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

General Practitioner, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

General Practitioner

Flexibility with hours and days worked

 

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing.  This covers four platforms for service delivery: mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drug services as well as assistance in education/vocational support.

 

Due to expansion of our services, headspace Western Sydney are currently seeking experienced part time General Practitioners to join our vibrant multidisciplinary youth health clinic (aged 12-25).

 

About the Role

We aim to provide young people with holistic primary health care and engagement with early intervention for those at risk of mental health issues.  Working at headspace gives GP’s an opportunity to:

  • Improve the lives of young people
  • Provide a full range of health services, with an emphasis on managing mental health issues, diagnostic screening and cardio-metabolic health within primary care services and the youth early psychosis program
  • Work collaboratively alongside onsite Psychiatrists, Nurses, Allied Health clinicians including Youth Access Team clinicians, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists
  • Develop confidence and increased skills in working with young people in a community setting
  • Access to onsite Private Allied Health Professionals who provide Psychological Services under Medicare
  • Access to free professional development opportunities and training in youth mental health and the headspace model of care as well as learning opportunities through National e-learning
  • Fully computerised facilities with full reception and administrative support

 

Hear from other headspace GP’s from around Australia to see what it is like to work in a headspace centre - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BDfoSFdFos

 

Selection Criteria

  • Vocational Registration
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).
  • Experience in working as General Practitioner in a community setting
  • Ability to actively engage and work collaboratively with young people, their families and significant others
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

 

If you require further information regarding this position or would like to apply, please contact Kellie Smith on 0409 425 661 email kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

Senior Consultant – MHE (Clinical) VIC, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 29/09/2017 9:00am

  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health
  • Competitive salary, including generous salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Melbourne

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

An exciting new role exists for an energetic, clinically qualified mental health professional to support schools through the implementation of the Mental Health in Education (MHE) Program. Working consultatively, you will provide clinical oversight, governance and leadership to the delivery of services. headspace, as the implementation partner, will work with beyondblue to deliver an interactive framework of evidenced-based information, professional advice and support to primary and secondary schools. The MHE Program through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

The Senior Consultant – MHE (Clinical) will provide a clinical response, tailored to the individual needs of school communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from suicide. Reporting to the State/Territory Schools Manager, you will ensure that schools receive timely and clinically sound support and remain updated on new resources and material available in the integrated program. Drawing on your clinical expertise, you will be a point of consultation for schools and colleagues, and will take an active role in the development and implementation of state-based strategies and projects. Through a relationships-based approach, you will be responsible for strengthening partnerships with prospective and participating schools, along with fostering a collaborative and respectful team culture.

To be successful in this role, you will have completed your tertiary qualifications in an approved allied health discipline and be eligible for membership with the appropriate professional body. This role calls for a responsive individual who is experienced in the provision of youth mental health care, including risk assessment, and delivering clinical or advisory services to schools. Your highly developed communication skills will allow you to effectively deliver education and training packages and you will demonstrate the ability to engage, liaise and interact with a broad range of stakeholders across the national health and education sectors. Your empathetic style will enable you to effectively engage with families and other networks in the care of young people. This role primarily supports teachers, leaders and schools rather than providing direct clinical services to young people.

This role requires intra state and possibly interstate travel.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV.  Please note that interviews will be on Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information contact:

Name: Tara Stevenson – HR Team Leader
Phone: (03) 9027 0100

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

headspace is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Apply now

Senior Consultant – MHE (Education) VIC, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 29/09/2017 9:00am

  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health
  • Competitive salary, including generous salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Melbourne                                      

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

An exciting new role exists for an innovative and experienced education qualified professional to support schools through the implementation of the Mental Health in Education (MHE) Service. headspace, as the implementation partner, will work with beyondblue to deliver an interactive framework of evidenced-based information, professional advice and support to primary and secondary schools. The Mental Health in Education (MHE) Service through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

The Senior Consultant – MHE (Education) will demonstrate the MHE framework to prospective and participating schools to assist them to implement tailored processes and develop their staff through ongoing professional development.  Drawing on your considerable knowledge and experience in stakeholder management and working with schools, you will be the key contact for schools in their assigned region in order to build and maintain strong relationships and you will take an active role in the development and implementation of state-based strategies and projects. The role will also provide guidance and support to Consultants in relation to educational aspects of service delivery.

headspace is seeking an engaging individual with significant experience in influencing change and working in collaborative partnerships with school leadership teams and/or education authorities with an understanding of youth mental health issues including suicide postvention, suicide and the impact of trauma on school communities. This position calls for the ability to engage, liaise and interact with a broad range of stakeholders across the national health and education sectors.

This role requires overnight intra state and some interstate travel.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV. Please note that interviews will be on Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information contact:

Name: Karen Rieger – HR Advisor
Phone: (03) 9027 0100

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

headspace is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Apply now
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