headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12 to 25. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
headspace Tweed Heads led by Social Futures (https://socialfutures.org.au/) offers a multi-disciplinary model comprising a team of co-located services providing support to young people. We are seeking to expand our allied mental health team with additional private practitioners who are interested in working with young people. Working at headspace Tweed Heads offers allied mental health practitioners the opportunity to be part of an innovative service that is committed to improving the wellbeing of young people through the provision of high quality, integrated services when and where they are needed.
ALLIED HEALTH TEAM
headspace Tweed Heads is seeking private allied health practitioners, including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, mental health social workers and occupational therapists to compliment the mental health platform of our service model. Practitioners interested in providing contracted services can negotiate flexible arrangements so as to maintain existing private or public work. Interested practitioners must be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme.
To be successful, you will need to meet the following selection criteria:
- Tertiary qualifications in psychology or mental health social work (or similar field)
- Demonstrated experience and passion working with young people (12-25yrs)
- Strong clinical skills
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
- Current APHRA or AASW registration
- Medicare provider number and ABN
- Professional indemnity insurance
- Evidence of working rights in Australia
- A National Police Clearance and Working With Children/Working with Vulnerable People Check (or willingness to obtain one before commencement)
In return for bulk-billing, headspace Tweed Heads offers administrative support including, appointment bookings and reminders, comfortable youth-friendly counselling rooms, an ongoing base of referrals, and a fantastic work-environment. The headspace Tweed Heads intake team will undertake a comprehensive psycho-social assessment of all young people prior to referral to private practitioners and a range of on-site complementary services including Sexual Health, Drug and Alcohol counsellors and vocational consultants are available should additional supports be required.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply via our website https://careers.socialfutures.org.au/
or send your resume and a one page cover letter outlining your skills and experience to:
For more information contact:
Name: Jo Kemp (Program Manager)
Phone: (07) 5589 8700
Email: [email protected]