headspace
Syndal

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Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

headspace Syndal is a free or low cost service where young people aged 12-25 can access qualified mental health professionals, GPs, drug and alcohol counsellors, and vocational service providers.

You can self-refer, however, a mental health care plan is required to see our mental health professionals. We have other workers and programs you can access without a mental health care plan.

headspace Syndal is conveniently located near Syndal station.

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Syndal is operated by Alfred Health. 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, Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN).

Services

If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

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

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

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Positions currently available at headspace Syndal

Senior Clinician for a headspace Centre located in Syndal (Monash Area) 

  • Exciting opportunity to be a part of service establishment 
  • Part-time, full-time and sessional considered
  • Fixed term until June 2022 based in Syndal 
  • RPN4, SW/OT/PSY3
  • Make a difference and create innovative services with and for young people and their families
  • Alfred Health is the lead agency for this program and offers the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic healthcare environment.

 

About Us

headspace offers a 'one stop shop' for young people aged 12-25 and their families who may be experiencing mental health challenges. Providing an opportunity for young people to receive help early and promote a 'no wrong door' approach to supporting young people and their families through the provision of GPs, counsellors, alcohol and other drug workers and vocational and educational support. 

 

What you'll be doing

  • You will be the first point of contact with the service and will provide the initial screening response to those contacting headspace Syndal.
  • You will be capable of providing customer service that is highly engaging and responsive to the needs of young people and their families. Streamlined entry to headspace services will be supported by timely decision-making and case allocation.
  • You will have demonstrated clinical leadership and will be instrumental in providing good clinical governance to other staff and the private practitioners operating on the site. 

 

What's in it for you?

  • Be involved in the establishment of an innovative, youth mental health program that's making a real difference in the community
  • A supportive and fun team work environment with administrative staff and senior clinicians to support you on site
  • Great employment benefits as an employee of Alfred Health with access to salary packaging, novated leasing and discounted health insurance and banking. 
  • Great work life balance and located close to public transport, shops and cafes. 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

For more information contact:

Name: Jane Laidlaw
Phone: (03) 9076 7500

Private Practitioner for a headspace centre located in Syndal (Monash area)

  • OT/SW/Psychologist/Psychiatrists/General Practitioners
  • Operate as a session based Private Practitioner and set your hours
  • Honorary employee to Alfred Health, fixed term until June 2022
  • Must have provider number for bulk-billing to Medicare 

 

What's in it for you?

  • Be involved in the establishment of a new headspace centre and an innovative youth mental health program that is making a real difference in the community.
  • No fee charges for room or reception, therefore you receive 100% of the Medicare billing, and where clients can afford it, a full fee payment of $35 above the Medicare rebate amount.
  • A supportive and fun team work environment with administration staff and senior clinicians to support you on site.

 

About us

Established in 2006, headspace offers a 'one stop shop' for young people aged 12-25 and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. It provides an opportunity for young people to receive help early and promotes a 'no wrong door' approach to supporting young people and their families through the provision of GPs, counsellors, alcohol and other drug workers and vocational and educational support. 

 

What you'll be doing

  • The private practitioner is responsible for the provision of counselling services to young people aged 12-25 years at headspace Syndal under a mental health care plan through Medicare-funded items as a private provider.
  • Our experienced and supportive Access team will screen referrals, allocate to the appropriate private practitioner based on the young person's clinical needs and presentation and schedule first time clients into your appointment schedule.
  • It's a condition of employment that appointees to this position are contracted private practitioners with Alfred Health operation from headspace Syndal.

 

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and registration (AHPRA or AASW)
  • Must have Medicare provider number for bulk-billing
  • Indemnity insurance to the value of AUD $10 million
  • Current Victorian drivers licence
  • Current working rights visa
  • Satisfactory completion of a Police check and Working With Children's Check

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

For more information contact:

Name: Jane Laidlaw
Phone: (03) 9076 7500

Salary: Registered Psychiatric Nurse Grade 4

Deadline: 7 Nov 2021, 12:00 pm

Mental Health Clinical Lead - Intake

  • Full time with flexible ADO to June 2022
  • Based in Syndal
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Grade 4, Social Worker/Occupational Therapist/Clinical Psychologist Grade 3
  • Make a difference and create innovative services with and for young people and their families.

 

About us

headspace offers a 'one stop shop' for young people aged 12-25 and their families who may be experiencing mental health challenges. Providing an opportunity for young people to receive help early and promote a 'no wrong door' approach through the provision of GP's, counsellors, alcohol and other drug workers and vocational and educational support. Alfred Health is the lead agency for this program and offers the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic healthcare environment.

 

What you'll be doing

As our Clinical Lead, you will be the first point of contact with the service and will provide the initial screening response to those contacting headspace Syndal. You will be capable of providing customer service that is highly engaging and responsive to the needs of young people and their families. Streamlined entry to headspace services will be supported by timely decision-making and case allocation. You will have demonstrated skills in clinical leadership and will be instrumental in providing good clinical governance to other staff and private practitioners operating on site.

 

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline and eligibility for membership of AHPRA or the appropriate professional body
  • Post-graduate qualifications (desired)
  • Appropriate work visa/current Victorian drivers license/current Working With Children's Check or willingness to obtain one.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

For more information contact:

Name: Jane Laidlaw
Phone: (03) 9076 7500

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More information

We understand that a young person's family members, carers and friends are often the first to notice if a young person is struggling. At headspace Syndal we acknowledge the important role family members and friends have in supporting a young person to seek help and recover. 

Please visit this resource for a comprehensive guide including mental health information, tips on how to communicate with your young person and support for work and study. 

headspace Syndal is easily accessible by public transport. 

TRAIN

headspace Syndal is a 2 minute walk from Syndal Train Station

BUS

The 737 and 703 bus stops are 1-2 minute walk from headspace Syndal

 

To view the bus route and directions, please refer to Public Transport Victoria's Journey Planner

headspace Syndal has a variety of mental health workers that you can see. 

 

headspace is providing young people with the opportunity to be heard and be active around youth mental health and wellbeing issues.  There are a number of roles you can play in the headspace Syndal Youth Advisory Committee, including:

 

  • Leading a project in your local area
  • Planning and coordinating events
  • Public speaking opportunities at schools, local sporting clubs etc.
  • Social media content development
  • Website consultation and development
  • Research and evaluation of headspace services
  • Consultation around resource development such as, factsheets, brochures, radio ads etc
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Media Spokesperson

 

 By getting involved you will:

  • Have the opportunity to have your say and direct youth mental health services in Australia
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health
  • Make a difference to youth mental health

 

headspace Syndal will provide some training to support you to participate in the above groups or activities

 

How do I get involved?

If you're aged between 12 and 25 and you're interested in more information, please email headspace.syndal@alfred.org.au

Telehealth Guidelines and Instructions 

Telehealth is now an option for young people and families using services at headspace Syndal.

Click here for step-by-step instructions and telehealth tips.

If you have any questions about telehealth please don't hesitate to contact our friendly reception staff.

Email us or phone: 03 8552 0800

 

headspace Syndal is available to attend your school or organisation to present information regarding mental health, help-seeking, and headspace services.

If you would like us to provide your students with an informative and engaging presentation, please complete our online form and a team member will get back to you shortly.