headspace
Batemans Bay

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

We're a place where young people who are going through a tough time can get support.

We provide a safe and confidential environment for young people to access services across four areas:

  • physical health
  • mental health
  • alcohol and other drugs support
  • work and study assistance

We bulk bill all appointments - which means that there will be no out of pocket costs to you. All you need to do is bring your medicare card along with you. If you don't have a medicare card, don't panic. Simply have a conversation with the worker who takes your referral and they will discuss some options with you. Additionally, our centre is wheelchair friendly, with disabled parking available to cater for every young person's needs. 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Batemans Bay is operated by Relationships Australia Canberra & Region. All headspace services 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, South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network.

Services

Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Batemans Bay

headspace Batemans Bay is looking for youth oriented private practitioners to work with young people aged 12-25 years and their families.  You will work with a multidisciplinary team to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health issues. As a contracted practitioner you will receive referrals from the headspace team and we will provide full administration support for you.  You will be making a major contribution to improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people and will be part of a very supportive team of clinicians and professionals.

 

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours and conditions (e.g onsite or from home, delivering in person and/or telehealth services)
  • Access to on-going referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services under Better Access
  • The opportunity to be part of a well-established, multi-disciplinary team delivering evidence based, early intervention services for a variety of presenting problems
  • Full administration support including reception, billings and appointment bookings
  • Fully computerised software with IT support
  • The opportunity to work within our specialist Eating Disorders model providing CBT-E or FBT
  • Access to care co-ordination along with regular multi-disciplinary case reviews
  • Paid attendance at staff meetings and multi-disciplinary case reviews
  • Access to free clinical supervision – individual and group
  • Access to headspace online learning via Ourspace
  • Access to free organisation wide training

 

What we need from you:

  • A desire to work with young people
  • Full AHPRA registration (General or Clinical) or registration with AASW as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW)
  • Eligibility to provide services under Medicare and be willing to Bulk Bill
  • High level clinical and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Available at least 1 day a week
  • An ABN
  • Personal Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Working with Children Check
  • Federal Police Check

If you are interested in being part of a team where you feel valued, challenged and know that you are making a difference in the lives of young people, then we encourage you to submit your cover letter and resume.

 

Contact:

Matthew Land,

Clinical Leader, headspace Batemans Bay

MLand@headspacebatemansbay.org.au or Matthew.Land@racr.org.au 

 

OR

 

Tracy Creech

Manager, headspace Batemans Bay

TCreech@headspacebatemansbay.org.au

 

 

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Batemans Bay
Phone: 1800 718 383
Email: info@headspacebatemansbay.org.au

Deadline: 24 Oct 2021, 11:59 pm

headspace Batemans Bay provides young people with access to Allied Health Professionals and community supports to assist young people to access the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence to live healthy and happy lives. headspace Batemans Bay also engages in community awareness and seeks to develop and implement innovative programs to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the region.  Relationships Australia Canberra & Region is the lead agency for headspace Batemans Bay and is supported by a Consortium.

Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities, and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling - we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us, you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you'll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

This position is responsible for undertaking individual assessments and providing focused psychological strategies for a diverse range of clients with mental health needs.

Your new role

In consultation with the Clinical Lead and Manager, headspace Batemans Bay, the Mental Health Clinician:

  • provides individual and group psychological interventions to clients as per program requirements;
  • develops suitable and culturally-appropriate group and individual focused psychological interventions
  • liaises with GPs and (as required) other health professionals to provide patient care in the area of mental health-specifically in the development and review of care plans, and participating in case conferences as outlined in the Enhanced Primary Care Guidelines;
  • delivers psycho-education regarding the nature of mental health and associated problems, make available information services, and avenues of access to such services;
  • facilitate timely access to service for young people by conducting psychosocial assessment and risk assessment for walk in presentations, as required;

 

What you'll need to succeed

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, counselling, occupational therapy or other relevant field and a relevant professional registration.
  2. Demonstrated competence in the provision of a full range of mental health services including mental state and psychological assessments (including crisis assessments), individual, family and group, treatments for young people presenting with a range of behavioural, emotional, social or developmental issues, including psychosis and alcohol/other drug issues.
  3. Knowledge, experience, understanding and demonstrated passion for, and interest in, the health and welfare issues affecting young people and extensive skills and experience in assessment of young people and ability to engage with young people and their families holistically including capacity to provide flexible outreach services.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, culturally diverse and LGBTQIA communities.

This is a fixed-term, part-time position available for 6-8 months with a possibility of extension - based in Batemans Bay.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you'll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, a community-based organisation where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in the role, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the 'Apply Now' link. 

For further information about the position or application process, contact Tracy Creech, Manager, headspace Batemans Bay on 0428 036 021, HR Team on 02 6229 2410 or email hr@racr.org.au.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 24 October 2021

For more information contact:

Phone: 1800 718 383
Email: hr@racr.org.au

Apply now

More information

Are you aged between 16 and 25 and live in the Ulladulla, Batemans Bay or Moruya region? Do you have something to say about health, mental health and drug and alcohol issues?

We are currently looking for young people to join our Youth Reference Group and help us ensure that everything we do is youth focused and youth centered.

If you are interested in joining fill in an application and our Community Engagement Worker will get in contact with you!

 

 

A young person can self refer if they are over the age of 14 years old, or by a parent if they are between the age of 12-14 years old.

Community members, organisations, GP's, schools etc. can also refer a young person with their consent.

If your an organisation, school, and or service provider etc. and would like to make a referral please fill in the below referral form.

Referral Form

If your a young person, or parent or guardian and would like to put in a referral form please fill in the below referral form.

Referral Form

If you have any questions or require more information call the centre at 1800 718 383.

What might happen at the first visit?

Your first visit may be in person, or on the phone.

At the first visit you will:

1. Fill in a registration form

2. Complete a brief online survey

3. Talk to a headspace worker

4. Be given the opportunity to share what’s been impacting your wellbeing and talk together about what goals you might want to work on.

For more information check out our welcome packs for young people and for families and friends