Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Albany

St Emilie Way, Albany, Western Australia 6330
P: (08) 9842 9871 F: (08) 9842 6201

headspace Albany is operated by Youth Focus. 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, Country WA (WA Primary Health Alliance Ltd).

headspace Albany is a part of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace Albany supports young people 12 - 25 who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends. headspace seeks to enhance young people's ability to seek help, and offer youth-centred support and services.

A number of practitioners work from headspace Albany providing mental health support and counselling for young people. Including Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Allied Health Professionals. Access to counselling is FREE for young people aged 12 - 25.  headspace Albany is easy to access for young people and their families, with no referral required to use the services.  To make an appointment you can call the centre on 9842 9871 or drop in and make a time to have a chat to our staff.

headspace Albany offers a Doctors Service in partnership with Pioneer Health and Hillside Medical Centre, available by appointment for young people between the ages of 12 - 25. Consultations are bulk billed through Medicare which means that they are FREE!!  Please be sure to bring your Medicare card.  Doctors available Monday and Tuesday afternoons and until 8 pm Wednesday.  



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. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

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 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 Albany

Vocational Specialist, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Youth Focus

Deadline: 03/09/2018 9:00am

Vocational Specialist

  • Full-time role
  • Fixed-term 'til 30 June 2019 (with the possibility to extend dependent on funding)

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. The headspace vision is to improve young people's mental, social and emotional wellbeing through the provision of high quality, integrated services when and where they are needed.  

headspace Albany is currently seeking a full-time Vocational Specialist to join their dynamic and highly successful team.

The vocational specialist role will involve:

  • Provision of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) vocational services to young people with mental health issues as an integrated part of the centre's service provision
  • Carrying a caseload of clients, ensuring the provision of client-centred, needs-based support, which allows individuals to either remain in or gain access to, employment or education.
  • Working closely within a multidisciplinary team, work to provide career development advice and assistance alongside clinical and non-vocational assistance.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Diploma or degree level qualifications in a relevant field.
  • A passion for working with young people.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the rationale and evidence for the IPS model.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to operate effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • A broad understanding of the challenges and experiences of young people in Australia, including specific community factors.
  • Competence regarding information technology, software packages and willingness to be trained and implement the headspace data collection tool.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, government policies and strategic directions in relation to mental health and vocational services, particularly as they relate to young people.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of an innovative, diversified and growing organisation.
  • Competitive salary with ongoing industry benchmarking and access to salary packaging.
  • Well-appointed, youth-friendly, office environment.
  • Comprehensive training, induction and support within the role as well as ongoing quality supervision and professional development opportunities.
  • Above award annual leave, long service leave and superannuation entitlements, which increase in line with tenure.
  • Vibrant staff engagement, talent management and recognition program with generous staff prizes.

For a complete list of the selection criteria to be addressed as part of applications for this role, please email humanresources@youthfocus.com.au.

Applications close 9:00 AM Monday 03 September 2019

Please note:

  • Appointment to the role is subject to the successful candidate providing a clear National Police Check certificate and Working with Children Check card.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received for our advertised positions, only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted. To those applicants, not shortlisted, we extend our appreciation for considering Youth Focus as a potential employer.

Please call the headspace Albany Manager, Andrew on 0447 911 686 for more information or a confidential discussion regarding this role.

For more information contact:

Name: Andrew Wenzel
Phone: 0447 911 686
Email: humanresources@youthfocus.com.au

Apply now

Allied Mental Health Private Practitioner - contracted, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Youth Focus

Salary: Contract, MBS funded

headspace Albany is seeking experienced Allied Mental Health Practitioners (Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers or Occupational Therapists) to work with young people aged 12-25 and their families, to deliver focussed psychological strategies at the  headspace Albany Centre, funded through MBS payment.

You must be AHPRA/AASW Registered as a specialist Allied Mental Health professional, and have, or be eligible for a Mental Health provider number for Medicare Rebates. You must also have Professional indemnity insurance, an ABN and a current WWC Check card.

You must also be experienced in working a multidisciplinary team. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 9- 5, and 9 – 7pm on Wednesdays. There is some flexibility for different session times across the week, and we are particularly interested in Clinicians to expand our after-hours service.

In return for bulk-billing, headspace Albany offers administrative support including appointment bookings and reminders, comfortable youth-friendly counselling rooms, an ongoing base of referrals, and a fantastic collegiate work-environment. Care coordination, case conferencing, access to integrated GP and Psychiatry services and professional development opportunities are available.

Enquiries:       For more information please contact Andrew on 9842 9871 or email manager@headspacealbany.com.au

 

For more information contact:

Name: Andrew Wenzel
Phone: (08) 9842 9871
Email: manager@headspacealbany.com.au

More information

Meet the team (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

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Andrew Wenzel   - Manager

 -  Clinical Lead and Psychologist

Paul Williamson- Intake Coordinator

Esther Anderson -  Social Worker

Jess Coates - Social Worker

Mell Stirling - Social Worker

Deb Fitzgerald -  Care Coordinator

Christie Huggins - Occupational Therapist (Mental Health)

Natalie Jarvis -  Community Engagement Officer

Sue Hindmarsh   - Administration

Christine Morgan - Administration

Lutz Pamberger - Counselling Psychologist

Bill Webb - Psychologist

Mica Idle - Counselling Psychologist

Leigh Harris - Counselling Psychologist

Laura Elizabeth - Counselling Psychologist

Brooke Bevan - Wilson -  Psychologist

Michelle Pocock - Vocational Specialist

Monique Gray - Vocational Specialist

Getting to headspace Albany (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Getting to headspace Albany

We are located on St Emilie Way which is at the top of York Street, the surrounding shops can sometimes help guide people here. Opposite ABC Great Southern radio studio, next door to Rick Wilson MP office or a few shops down toHollywood Nails.  If in doubt Google Maps will show you the way.  The front door opens into the arcade, not off the main street.  The whole centre is accessible for wheelchairs and people with different needs.  If you have any queries about accessibility please ask when you call us or ask your care coordinator so we can help you out.

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We have ample 2-hour  parking at the back of the centre in a carpark shared with the surrounding shops Icky Finks, Hollywood Nails and Sportspower.

Bus timetables can be found here 

 

Want to join our Youth Reference Group? (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Advisory Committee (hAC)

headspace Albany have a dynamic group of young people who work closely with the staff to ensure that headspace Albany is a relevant and youth friendly service.

hAC gives you heaps of opportunities to get involved in shaping headspace Albany as a service and promoting headspace in the wider community.  hAC are involved in planning and delivering events in Albany such as youth Week, Mental Health Week, NAIDOC week, Wear it Purple Day and other special events that headspace Albany are a part of.

Young people join because they want to make a difference in the Albany community.  It is a great way to get involved and make changes for young people in the area.  There is always the potential to go on and be involved on a National level with the headspace youth national reference group hY NRG.

The commitment we ask of young people is they attend monthly meetings (held after school hours)

If you are keen to join hAC or to find out more about what hAC does contact Natalie on 9842 9871 or email: info@headspacealbany.com.au

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