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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 

Positions available at headspace

Allied Health Practitioners - including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Funded through MBS

We are seeking expressions of interest from Allied Health Practitioners including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who are experienced in providing high quality, evidence-based interventions to young people aged 12-25 for our headspace centre. headspace centres are a ‘one stop shop’ with an enthusiastic and dedicated team of co-located service providers, offering comprehensive support to young people in the four core areas of: primary health, mental health, drug and alcohol services, and vocational/educational services.

 Role Description:

A key component of the mental health services provided within the headspace centres, this is a contracted private practice role with flexibility of hours/days, including the potential for after-hours work. Services are delivered under the Medicare Better Outcomes for Mental Health Initiative. A range of on-site complementary services are available should you believe additional support is required for any of your clients. They will work in partnership with you to provide a comprehensive, wrap-around service for the young people you see.

 Let us support you working in private practice within a skilled multidisciplinary team with access to peer consultation, professional development, excellent practice management and comfortable premises

 Selection Criteria:

 -       Approved tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, occupational therapy and current 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 and preferably youth

-        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.

-        Working with children check.

-        Willingness to undergo a police records check.

For more information contact:

Name: Alice Loney
Phone: (03) 9433 7200

For more information contact:

Phone: (03) 9433 7200
Email: Alice.Loney@mindaustralia.org.au

Youth Advisory Committee, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 25/06/2018 12:00am

If you are between the ages of 12 and 25, and want to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of young people in your area, then we are looking for people just like you!

The Youth Advisory Committee meets fortnightly at 6.00pm on week nights to;

  • provide feedback on headspace services
  • help shape the direction of community development campaigns
  • discuss barriers to young people in the local area seeking help
  • participate in community events
  • and much more!

There are also identified positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQA+ Youth Advisory Committee members.

To apply complete the application form here

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 24th of June, so don’t miss out! Fill out the application today!

 

For more information contact:

Email: veronica.sheanoda@parramattamission.org.au

Media and Communications Coordinator, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

  • National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing mental health services to 12 – 25 year olds
  • Coordinate local and national media/communications activity across the headspace network
  • Develop and manage relationships with journalists and proactively identify media opportunities

The Organisation

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12 - 25 year olds. headspace enables young people and their families to access support through a national network of centres, online and telephone services, and a school support program. headspace also drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.


The Role

The Media and Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting the delivery of the headspace national and local media strategy. Working closely with the Strategic Communications and Marketing team you will coordinate both proactive and reactive media and communications activity across the headspace network.


As part of small team you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on media mentions each day, and proactively identifying opportunities to promote the work of headspace and it’s services. You will develop and maintain relationships with an active media network, field media requests and coordinate responses.


Skills Required

This role would suit an inquisitive and proactive Media and Communications Coordinator who is passionate about the work of headspace and how to profile youth mental health in the media.


You will;
• Have worked in a media/communications position focusing on traditional and digital media
• Understand how to effectively monitor media and identify proactive media opportunities
• Have the ability to engage journalists, establishing and maintaining media relationships
• Have well developed writing skills that can be applied across marketing and communications
• Enjoy working in a busy media environment with conflicting deadlines and priorities
• Have a “can-do” attitude, able to work hands on, on a variety of tasks in a small team


Coordinate National and local media and communications for headspace supporting young people with mental health issues. 

Please submit your resume and covering letter in MS Word format to cv@ngorecruitment.com quoting #34315 or phone Emma Adams on 03 8319 4090 for further information. Please click into the following link for a position description for the role. 

For more information contact:

Name: Emma Adams
Phone: (03) 8319 4090

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.

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

General Practitioner

 

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.

 headspace Greensborough are currently seeking experienced part time General Practitioners to join our vibrant multidisciplinary team.

 

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 Allied Health clinicians including Youth Access Team clinicians, Psychologists and Social Workers.
  • Access to free learning opportunities through National e-learning
  • Access appointment management, bulk billing and practice management support to enable the GP to focus on delivering high quality medical services to young people.

 

What do we require from you?

  • An interest in mental health and working with young people
  • Vocational Registration and eligible to apply for a Medicare Provider number
  • 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:

 

Name: Alice Loney
Phone: 03 9433 7200
Email: alice.loney@mindaustralia.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: Alice Loney
Phone: (03) 9433 7200
Email: alice.loney@mindaustralia.org.au

Psychological Support Officer, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 27/06/2018 5:00pm

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national Not for Profit
  • Based in Melbourne CBD
  • Competitive salary plus 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 role exists within headspace for an experienced mental health professional, with strong credentials in a clinical and or counselling discipline, to aid with the delivery of a state-wide support service. The service will be specifically for Student Support Service Officers who support school communities in the area of mental health. This project will offer 100 Student Support Service Officers (SSSOs) across Victoria the opportunity for wellbeing check in, psychological support and guided interventions.

Reporting to the Program Manager – Enhancing Mental Health Support in Schools (EMHSS) Victoria, the incumbent will provide one-on-one support to SSSOs through facilitated reflective practice and psychoeducation to reduce the impact and long term effects of situational stress. This program will support ‘mild to moderate stress reactions’ which arise directly from managing mental health work and incidents. Collaborating with the Victorian Department of Education (DET) to achieve the key deliverables and objectives of the funding agreement between headspace and DET VIC, the Psychological Support Officer will support SSSOs to access specialised mental health support services as necessary. The role will also provide support in psychological first aid and self-care and stress management techniques strategies for wellbeing and mental health after an incidents and ongoing role management.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with project management and implementation experience. They will have knowledge and understanding of critical incident response support recovery, healing, grief and loss knowledge as well as an understanding of the Victorian education system.

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 31 December 2018 in line with our funding term.

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

 

Application Process: Please click on the 'Apply Now' button below to upload your personal details, letter of application, response to the key selection criteria and your CV.

 

Applications close: 27 June 2018 at 5pm

 

For more information: Please contact Stephanie Wilks on (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

Peer & Family Workforce Coordinator, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 27/06/2018 5:00pm

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Based in Adelaide CBD
  • Part time opportunity 0.8FTE

 

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.

 

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) ensures the provision of early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people aged 12 – 25 years who are at risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis as based on the EPPIC model of care. A key component of this model is the Functional Recovery Program, which aims to reduce impact of psychosis on the developmental trajectory of the young person via social, educational and vocational support. The Peer Workforce Coordinator is a key position within the Functional Recovery Program.

 

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, this position is responsible for the development, coordination and evaluation of the Peer Support Program which will draw on young people’s lived experience of mental health difficulties to instil hope for recovery and reduce the stigma for young people living with early psychosis. The Peer & Family Workforce Coordinator will contribute to the design and facilitation of training modules for Peer Support Workers and mental health professionals, and will promote the program in the wider community through the Functional Recovery Team.

 

To be successful in this role you will possess a broad working knowledge of the mental health system, supported by well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and the capacity to develop effective working relationships, collaborations and partnerships with a range of services.

headspace is seeking a person with understanding of the role of the lived experience and recovery oriented practice in mental health, coupled with skills in program development and implementation. You will possess a high level of self-motivation and initiative, adopt a team-focus and be committed to fostering a culture of hope and optimism about the potential for recovery.

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. The role is offered until 30 June 2019, in line with Government funding.  

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

 

Application Process: Please follow the 'Apply Now' link below to upload your Resume and also a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description.

 

Applications close: Wednesday 27 June at 5pm  

  

For more information: Please contact Pru De Garis on 1800 063 267 or pdegaris@headspaceadelaide.org.au

 

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

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

Deadline: 29/06/2018 5:00pm

  • 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 role exists for an energetic, clinically qualified mental health professional to support schools through the implementation of the National Education Initiative (NEI) Program. 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 NEI Program through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

 

The Clinical Consultant 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 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. You will support school communities to promote mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention with the goal of improving outcomes for young people and their families.

 

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 only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Applications close: 5pm Friday 29 June 2018

 

For more information: Please contact Kelly Merritt – State Manager VIC on 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

Youth Access Clinician - headspace Broken Hill, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Job No: FLO482
Location: headspace Broken Hill, NSW
  • Excellent full-time position
  • Unique clinical opportunity, working for a sector leading youth organisation
  • Realise your professional potential with manageable client loads
  • Recovery focused person led service

About headspace and Flourish Australia

headspace Broken Hill, as one of the youngest headspace centres in Australia, is funded by the Western NSW Primary Health Network to provide youth-friendly, early intervention mental health support for young people who present with mild to moderate mental health issues.

Flourish Australia, the lead agency for headspace Broken Hill, has a long and proud history of providing mental health services in the region and this is an excellent opportunity to gain unrivalled professional experience.

 

About the Opportunity

headspace Broken Hill requires an experienced recovery focused Youth Access Clinician to join the team. In this rewarding role you will be responsible for the provision of clinical mental health services for the youth in Broken Hill. 

The Youth Access Clinician will be responsible for:

  • Delivering quality, evidence-based recovery focused mental health services including assessments, individualised person-centered planning and coordination, and the delivery of relevant therapeutic interventions
  • Identifying and implementing community based activities that will support the social and emotional well being of the young person on their recovery journey
  • Offering initial education and guidance on routine clinical matters.

Flourish Australia is seeking to employ a proactive and motivated individual, who enjoys both teamwork and working autonomously. The successful candidate will have  experience working within the Mental Health sector combined with relevant qualifications. You must also be currently registered, or eligible for registration (National or State) as a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or other allied health professional.

Why join our team?

You will help young people build their life skills, increase their social inclusion and community participation, and get involved in day-to-day activities and services — all things so often taken for granted.  We have a strong commitment to an inclusive and diverse workplace and invite qualified people with lived experience of mental health issues to apply. Flourish Australia celebrates diversity in the workplace and invites people from other communities to apply.

Selection Criteria

To be successful as a Youth Access Clinician with Flourish Australia, it is essential that you:

  • Have a minimum of 1 years clinical experience and have (or are eligible to receive) National or State registration
  • Are able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of recovery focused practice
  • Are able to demonstrate the importance of, and have a clear and strong understanding of, the value of team work
  • Have a clear understanding and/or knowledge of the concept and impact of mental health in the community
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to impart knowledge in a learning environment
  • Are able to demonstrate a flexible approach to service delivery
  • Have a high degree of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience with report writing and electronic client information management systems
  • Hold a valid current driver's licence

 

About the Benefits

Working at headspace Broken Hill will give you access to:

  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions;
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Career development opportunities.

For further information, please contact Clinical and Operations Manager, Tom Traae E: tom.traae@flourishaustralia.org.au (please do not email applications)

Appointments will be subject to satisfactory Australian residency/visa, National Criminal Record checks, and Working With Children Check. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please follow this link and complete all the questions asked. You will then be required to attach a copy of your resume. We encourage you to have your resume up-to-date and available before you commence the application.

For more information contact:

Name: Tom traae
Email: tom.traae@flourishaustralia.org.au

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