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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

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

Deadline: 03/10/2017 9:00am

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

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 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.  You will support school communities through promoting mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention with the goal of improving outcomes for young people and their families. 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.

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 Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 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.

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Senior Corporate Services Officer , Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 27/09/2017 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 administrator to support effective and efficient service delivery through the development, implementation and refinement of systems and processes. You will play a fundamental role in transitioning existing services into broader programs, with a focus on the Mental Health in Education (MHE) 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 MHE Program through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

Working on a national scale, the Senior Corporate Services Officer will provide oversight to the operational, administrative and training requirements for all MHE staff. Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Services, you will be tasked with a variety of duties across operational and project management, including event coordination, implementation of national protocols, database management and stakeholder engagement. Adopting a continuous improvement approach, you will problem solve to support the leadership team to identify and manage operational issues impacting staff and service delivery.

To be successful in this role, you will have considerable administrative experience, with 2+ years in a senior administrative function. This role calls for a self-motivated individual, with highly developed communication skills, and who can work collaboratively within a complex and fast-paced environment. You will be computer-savvy, and demonstrate strong organisational and project management skills, coupled with an ability to engage, liaise and interact with a broad range of stakeholders.

There is the possibility of some travel associated with this role.

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 Monday 2 October 2017 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information contact:

Name: Kristy Phelan - Manager of Corporate Services
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

Model Integrity Advisor, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 29/09/2017 5:00pm

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national Not for Profit
  • Immediate start available
  • 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.

headspace is seeking an knowledgeable and innovative professional in the area of service standards and quality to actively support the rollout of the headspace Model Integrity Framework (hMIF) on a national scale. Adopting a collaborative approach, the Model Integrity Advisor engage with key internal and external stakeholders on the development of services and coordination of activities associated with the hMIF and will play a role in wider refinement and evaluation projects.     

As a member of the Centre Development Team, you will work to achieve best practice across the headspace network by ensuring ensure key outcomes are achieved and integration of the model, as well as leveraging relationships that are critical in supporting effective implementation of the model. You will also be tasked with supporting headspace Centres through the assessment, review and reporting phases of the hMIF rollout.

To be successful in this role you will possess an ability to support managers and staff to monitor, evaluate and improve services through an effective organisational quality framework. You will also have a thorough understanding of performance measurement, risk management and service standards in the health sector. Your ability to adopt a determined, yet cooperative style in order to successfully navigate a number of competing priorities will be at high level.  

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 to 30 June 2018 in line with our finding 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.

For more information contact:

Name: Nathan Hobbs
Phone: (03) 9027 0100
Email: nhobbs@headspace.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

Clinician - headspace hYEPP Continuing Care Team, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Base salary + superannuation + salary packaging benefits. Salary is competitive with NSW Health

About Us

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) 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 hYEPP service will assist 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.

Purpose of the positions

We are seeking highly motivated and dynamic Allied Health Professionals (including Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Social Workers, or Occupational Therapists) and Nurses to be a part of the Continuing Care Team (CCT) within hYEPP, providing services to young people, their families or carers, and the wider community.

Clinicians in the hYEPP Continuing Care Team will be providing long-term case management and psychological intervention to young people and their families with hYEPP. The role involves intake, assessment, engagement, psycho-education, clinical intervention, attendance at psychiatric review appointments, liaison with other services and relevant individuals, with an over-arching focus on care co-ordination. Groups are also run as part of hYEPP, and there is scope to be involved in their facilitation.

Location

Positions available at headspace Mount Druitt.

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form: 

  1. Current qualifications as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse and current full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AASW
  2. Current NSW drivers licence
  3. A minimum of 1 year clinical practice (excluding clinical placements) within the mental health field, with specific experience working with young people experiencing early psychosis or a first episode psychosis, and their families
  4. Experience delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for young people presenting with first episode psychosis and ultra-high risk clients
  5. An understanding of the stress-vulnerability model, and the recovery framework for young people
  6. Ability to effectively engage young people and their families, including the ability to be creative and flexible
  7. Experience working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  8. A knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Children (2007), Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998), and other relevant legislation
  9. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills, and a demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies
  10. The ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa. Successful appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History check and the candidate's provision of a valid Working With Children Check.

headspace welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to headspacerecruitment@unitingrecovery.org.au quoting ref: HSPMTD-YEPPCCT-CL. Only applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

For more information contact:

Name: Josh Onikul
Email: Josh.Onikul@unitingrecovery.org.au

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

Salary: Base salary + superannuation + salary packaging benefits. Salary is competitive with NSW Health

About Us

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) 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 hYEPP service will assist 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.

Purpose of the positions

We are seeking highly motivated and dynamic Allied Health Professionals (including Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Social Workers, or Occupational Therapists) and Nurses to be a part of the Continuing Care Team (CCT) within hYEPP, providing services to young people, their families or carers, and the wider community.

Clinicians in the hYEPP Continuing Care Team will be providing long-term case management and psychological intervention to young people and their families with hYEPP. The role involves intake, assessment, engagement, psycho-education, clinical intervention, attendance at psychiatric review appointments, liaison with other services and relevant individuals, with an over-arching focus on care co-ordination. Groups are also run as part of hYEPP, and there is scope to be involved in their facilitation.

Senior Clinician position

The Senior Clinician in the Continuing Care Team is a key therapeutic leadership position within hYEPP. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of clinical training and supervision to a multidisciplinary team, 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, and their team leaders to plan and develop services for 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.

Location

Positions available at headspace Mount Druitt.

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form: 

  1. Current qualifications as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse. Current full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AASW
  2. Current NSW drivers license
  3. A minimum of 3 years with specific clinical experience working with young people experiencing early psychosis or a first episode psychosis, and their families
  4. A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills, and a demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies
  5. Sound knowledge of contemporary evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for young people presenting with first episode psychosis and ultra-high risk clients
  6. Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan and coordinate individualised psychological interventions to meet the needs of young people with psychosis based on a case formulation approach
  7. Demonstrated ability to provide high quality assessment and evidence-based psychosocial interventions, within a stress-vulnerability and recovery framework for young people
  8. Sound knowledge and understanding of early psychosis rationale and principles including the developmental stages of young people and the effect that a first episode of psychosis has on development
  9. Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Children (2007) and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998) and other relevant legislation
  10. Provide and monitor support to clinicians regarding clinical work including supervision, access to secondary consultation and professional development activities

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa. Successful appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History check and the candidate's provision of a valid Working With Children Check.

headspace welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to Josh.Onikul@unitingrecovery.org.au quoting ref: hYEPP MDCCT. Only shortlisted applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview. 

For more information contact:

Name: Josh Onikul
Email: Josh.Onikul@unitingrecovery.org.au

headspace Berri Manager, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 03/10/2017 5:00pm

RDGP is seeking a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic manager to join their team as the headspace Berri Manager. headspace Berri is an established centre with exciting opportunities for growth, as the primary health care landscape continues to evolve in response to sector reform.

Please click here to view more information in regards to this position.

Please click here to view the Job Description.

Applicants are required to address the Selection Criteria of the Job Description. Further information can be obtained by contacting Scerina Rasheed, CEO, on (08) 8582 4422.

Applications close Tuesday 3rd October, 2017

For more information contact:

Name: Scerina Rasheed
Phone: (08) 8582 4422
Email: srasheed@riverlandgp.org.au

headspace Senior Clinician, Part-time/Sessional & Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 04/10/2017 5:00pm

RDGP is seeking a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic people to join their team at headspace Berri. headspace Berri is an established centre with exciting opportunities for growth, as the primary health care landscape continues to evolve in response to sector reform.

Please click here to view more information in regards to this position.

Please click here to view the Job Description.

Applicants are required to address the Selection Criteria of the Job Description. Further information can be obtained by contacting Kerril Vowles, Director Of Services, on (08) 8582 4422.

Applications close Wednesday 4th October, 2017

For more information contact:

Name: Kerril Vowles
Phone: (08) 8582 4422
Email: kvowles@riverlandgp.org.au

headspace Clinical Counsellor, Part-time/Sessional & Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 04/10/2017 5:00pm

RDGP is seeking a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic people to join their team at headspace Berri. headspace Berri is an established centre with exciting opportunities for growth, as the primary health care landscape continues to evolve in response to sector reform.

Please click here to view more information in regards to this position.

Please click here to view the Job Description.

Applicants are required to address the Selection Criteria of the Job Description. Further information can be obtained by contacting Kerril Vowles, Director Of Services, on (08) 8582 4422.

Applications close Wednesday 4th October, 2017

For more information contact:

Name: Kerril Vowles
Phone: (08) 8582 4422
Email: kvowles@riverlandgp.org.au

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