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headspace

Murray Bridge

3-5 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge, South Australia 5253
P: (08) 8531 2122 F: (08) 8531 2426

headspace Murray Bridge is operated by Murray Mallee GP Network. 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 SA (Country North SA PHN).

At headspace Murray Bridge we provide a youth-friendly, community-based health service for young people and their families. headspace Murray Bridge is one of the smallest headspace centres in Australia, operating in a regional and rural environment since April 2008 and servicing up to 500 young people per year.

We offer a range of support services including no cost medical services and youth activities for young people. headspace Murray Bridge also co-hosts community events and youth activities with The Station Youth Centre, visits other community events and schools in the Murraylands region.

headspace Murray Bridge can help young people aged 12-25 and their families to deal with different problems. They can access help from experts who have specific expertise in working with young people, such as Allied Health Youth Workers, Psychologists, Telepsychiatry and Doctors.

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. 

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 Murray Bridge

Aboriginal Engagement and Youth Worker, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people, 12 – 25 years, particularly those at risk of developing mental health issues and/or substance use disorders as well as young people who have economic and social recovery needs, then we want to hear from you.  We have a rewarding professional part time role available, based at our Murray Bridge Office.

headspace Murray Bridge is seeking an Aboriginal Engagement and Youth Worker to join our team in Murray Bridge. The key purpose of this role is to support Aboriginal clients and their families, promote headspace services in the community, coordinate community awareness raising activities in the region, and seek to reduce stigma around mental health issues for young people.

We are looking for an applicant with a youth worker or relevant tertiary qualification (or working towards), and/or extensive experience in working with young Aboriginal clients and their families/communities.

Remuneration will be negotiated dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.  Our organisation offers generous salary packaging options, 5 weeks Annual Leave, TOIL and a flexible and supportive working environment.

Job description and advice on how to apply can be obtained by clicking on the recruitment information package link below.  All enquiries to suzannef@mmgpn.org.au or phone (08) 8531 2122.

Applicants are requested to send a covering letter, addressing the key selection criteria, and resume to the Clinical Lead, PO Box 558, Murray Bridge 5253 or emailed to suzannef@mmgpn.org.au by

COB Friday 16 February 2018.

recruitment information package 

                               

 

Mental Health Clinician, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: $79,299 - $88,343 (per 1 FTE)

Deadline: 02/03/2018 12:00am

The Murray Mallee General Practice Network is welcoming applications from passionate professionals, with demonstrated clinical skills to fill the following position within our mental health team based in Murray Bridge and providing services throughout the Murray Mallee region. MMGPN offers generous salary packaging, 5 weeks Annual Leave, Supported Professional Development and a flexible and supportive working environment.

The position will work across a number of commonwealth and state government funded programs. To be considered for this role you must be either a qualified Psychologist with AHPRA registration; an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker; or an Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse with specific specialisation in mental health. Continuing employment is subject to performance and ongoing funding.
The MMGPN mental health programs provide clinical services to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Experience working in the following areas will be highly regarded - mental health preventative services, suicide prevention, services for Aboriginal people, perinatal services, child mental health services, chronic and complex conditions, women suffering trauma from domestic violence; and rural and remote communities. Experience working with children will be highly regarded.
In accordance with the South Australian Children's Protection Act 1993, the successful applicant will be required to attain the following screenings and checks prior to employment: a National Police Certificate and a Child & Vulnerable People Related DCSI screening
You can find out more at www.mmgpn.org.au (About Us). Further information can be obtained by contacting Ms Lisa Courtney on 8531 1303. Send your application addressing the position specifications, including a current resume, to the Chief Executive Officer, Murray Mallee General Practice Network, PO Box 292, Murray Bridge 5253 or emailed to finance@mmgpn.org.au by 5pm Friday 2nd March, 2018.

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Our Staff (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

Manager: Frauke Hobbs

Senior Clinician: Suzanne 

Allied Health Youth Workers:  male and female available for appointments 

Program Support: Jo and Jess (trainee)

Practice Manager: Kris  

Mental Health Clinicians

 Lynley and Mercedas 

GP's

Dr Sarah Lucy and Dr Katrina Allen

 

Consortium Members

 

Family Inclusive Program (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Our headspace team has been developing ways to work more closely with family and friends of headspace clients to ensure the best service to the young people we see.

about the Family Inclusive Program

Our team is well into an 18 month project to assist with the Family Inclusive Program. This project has been funded through a Service Innovation Grant from headspace National Office.

This project will allow our staff to increase ther expertise in working with families and change some of the ways we assist young people. The new Family Inclusive Program is being evaluated via a research team with the aim to develop a model of family inclusive work that can be used by other headspace centres across Australia

Family Inclusive Program in Murray Bridge

At headspace Murray Bridge we have always looked for oppourtunities to support family and friends that are supportive of the young people we see.

We are currently offering a family/friends inclusive intake session to all young people attending headspace for the first time. Individual intake sessions with a youth worker will continue to be avaliable for thse young people who prefer no family involvement. Young people and their families may opt to receive support via one family session only. We will also provide oppourtunities for our ongoing clients to have family/friend involvement in their care if they agree to this option.

further support for families and friends

If further support is required, there continues to be a variety of options, such as seeing a youth worker for individual or further family sessions, or consulting with one of our Psyhcologists in Private Practice, GP, or Psychiatrist.

If it is decided that we are not he best service for the young person or their family at this time, we will refer on to the many other agencies we consult with in Murray Bridge.

Family Inclusive Program feedback

The new family inclusive intake option will be continually reviewed with feedback from clients, family and workers to assess the ongoing benefit and sustainability to the young people we see.