headspace
Caboolture

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Please Note

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6:00pm*
Wednesday 8:30am - 6:00pm*
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday - CLOSED
*4:30pm - 6:00pm by appointment only

About

Our friendly staff at headspace Caboolture are here to help young people aged 12-25 who are going through a tough time. We can help with physical health, mental health, education and employment services, and alcohol and other drug services. 

headspace Caboolture works closely with young people to get them the services they need to get their lives back on track. All of our services are bulk billed at no cost to the young person or their family. You can get in contact with us yourself, or ask someone else to do it for you. If you want to bring a friend along, that's OK too.

Wheelchair access is available through an elevator if required.

We are located just off King Street, and only a two minute walk from Caboolture Station.

Please Note

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6:00pm*
Wednesday 8:30am - 6:00pm*
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday - CLOSED
*4:30pm - 6:00pm by appointment only

headspace Caboolture is operated by United Synergies. 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, Brisbane North (Partners 4 Health Ltd).

Services

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 work or study opportunities. 

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

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

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

“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 Caboolture

Allied Health Professionals - headspace Caboolture

Allied Health Professional Contractors Caboolture

Contracted Clinical Psychologists, General Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Mental Health Occupational Therapists

Multiple positions available

CONTRACTED ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Come and be part of the headspace Caboolture collaborative team.

headspace provides mental health services, alcohol & other drugs support, vocational & career support, and general health advice to young people aged between 12-25-years old. Community engagement is also provided by headspace through a multidisciplinary team approach, coordinating and participating in community activities.

Untied Synergies is the Lead Agency for headspace Caboolture, providing services in a youth-friendly environment by a fully integrative primary health team.  Your role in this team would be to provide early intervention to young people with mild to moderate mental health presentations.

We are seeking allied mental health professionals to join our dynamic and progressive team on a contract/sessional basis: General Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Mental Health Occupational Therapists, and other Allied Health Practitioners with Medicare bulk billing eligibility.

Why work with us? We are a friendly and inclusive team, supported by the expertise of headspace Caboolture and the headspace National office. We work collaboratively with the aim of helping our target youth reach their full potential. Your expertise and experience can strengthen our team and provide stronger and resilient youth in our community.

What else do we offer you?                                                                                      

  • Professional centre facilities in central locations
  • Flexible working hours
  • Full administration support including reception, appointment bookings & billing
  • Attractive remuneration (percentage of billings)
  • Fully computerised medical software, including Telehealth, with IT support

What we are looking for in you?

  • An interest in working with young people and early intervention
  • A desire to make a difference in the lives of young people
  • Be registered with AHPRA/AASW and registered with (or eligible for) Medicare for bulk-billing of services

For more information about headspace visit www.headspace.org.au

For further information about United Synergies visit www.unitedsynergies.com.au  

If you have any questions about AHP positions please contact the Centre Manager at headspace Caboolture on 07 5428 1599

These positions will be available throughout 2020.

For more information contact:

Email: hscReception@unitedsynergies.com.au

Apply now

Deadline: 07/08/2020 12:00am

United Synergies is a not-for-profit organisation that started in 1989 to help address youth homelessness in Noosa. We have grown substantially since then and now work across South East Queensland making a difference across four core areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Child Safety
  • Homelessness
  • Suicide Prevention

We currently service a total population of over 336,000 young people covering six local government areas varying from coastal locations to large rural communities across large parts of South East Queensland. We currently have three brands in the marketplace:

  • United Synergies umbrella brand
  • headspace brand (governed externally by headspace National)
  • StandBy Support After Suicide (governed internally under the United Synergies umbrella brand)

You'll find out more about United Synergies at: www.unitedsynergies.com.au

The Position

The purpose of the Access, Intake and Community Engagement position is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to headspace Caboolture. The position also involves implementing and evaluating youth engagement strategies alongside the headspace Caboolture Team, consumers and community partners.

The Access, Intake and Community Engagement role will be responsible for clinical service provision, some group facilitation and youth and community engagement. 

For more information please contact People & Culture for a copy of the position description. 

 SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, evidence-based interventions and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake initial screening activities and a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment to determine client care needs, and provide appropriate follow up support.
  • Experience in the delivery of brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and holistic treatment planning.
  • Highly developed communication (including written) and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with young people, advocate on their behalf and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, clients, carers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver individual or group-based skills training activities to assist clients’ psychosocial functioning (eg, life skills, anger management, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a risk assessment, including suicide risk and violence.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage young people and work with them on promotional activities and campaigns.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to foster sound relationships with people at all levels including the ability to participate in, develop and maintain productive and sustainable community and professional partnerships to enhance youth health outcomes.
  • Ability to work in a highly productive team as well as independently in an environment with time pressures and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to use a desktop computer, with familiarity with the Microsoft Windows environment and Microsoft Office applications and capacity to learn how to use a new clinical software package for keeping of electronic client records.

Desirable:            

  • Knowledge of Caboolture youth/ health sectors
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma informed practice

     

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology or Mental Health Nursing
  • AASW or AHPRA Membership
  • Hold a current open ‘C’ class driver licence.
  • Hold a Blue Card issued by the Public Safety Business Agency.
  • Hold, or be eligible to apply for an Application for Suitability Check by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

How to Apply

You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume. 

CLOSING DATE

Applications Close: Friday 7 August 2020 at 3:00pm

For more information contact:

Phone: (07) 5428 1599

Apply now

More information

We have a number of dedicated youth friendly professionals here at headspace Caboolture to help support you, including:

 

Nicole  - Centre Manager

Prue - Senior Practice Administrator

Jonathan - Administrator

Myf - Clinical Lead

Fiona - Psych Therapies Clinician

Lauren - Intake and Access Worker

Peter - Intake and Access Worker

Caraiosa - Intake and Access Worker

 

Diane - Psychologist

 

In kind Service Provision

Noffs 

Joblife 

Life Without Barriers 

Open Doors 

 

 

How do I make an appointment?

If you are a young person aged 12-25 enquiring about headspace Caboolture services for yourself, you do not require a formal referral, simply give us a call on 07 5428 1599 to make an appointment or drop in and have a chat to one of our Reception staff.

If you are a friend, family member or carer, you can phone to book an appointment on behalf of a young person but we do request that you discuss this with the young person first to make sure they are happy to come along.

Are you wanting to refer a young person?

If you are a GP, you do not need to fill in our referral form.  We offer bulk-billed appointments through a Mental Health Care plan, if you can prepare a Mental Health Care plan and attach a brief referral letter addressed to us, that would be most appreciated. You can fax it to us on (07) 5499 4355.

If you are a School Guidance Officer, Teacher, Service Provider, or work in a Government Department, you can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace

Please click here for our referral form

headspace Caboolture is NOT a CRISIS service

If you or your young person requires crisis support, contact:

  • eheadspace 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au
  • Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
  • Lifeline 13 11 44
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
  • Or you can attend your closest Emergency Department or call 000

To make getting help as easy as possible, at headspace Caboolture you can get initial support from a mental health worker with OR without a formal referral, at no cost.

If you go on to work with one of the headspace mental health practitioners (e.g. Psychologists or Mental Health Social Workers), it is recommended that you get a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP. This will allow us to bulk bill (at no cost to yourself) up to 10 sessions for you in the calendar year.

If you do not have a Medicare card, or do not wish to utilise a MHCP, there is the option to pay for sessions which can be arranged with the centre staff. In the event you are not eligible for Medicare support, or have already utilised your 10 sessions available through a MHCP this year, please contact us to discuss options. headspace Caboolture can still offer you free support through the intake team in order to develop a treatment plan to best support you in your situation.

For more information on how to get a Medicare Card and your eligibility please visit this link:

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-card

 For more information on how to get a Health Care Card and your eligibility please visit this link:

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/health-care-card

 If you have any questions about this process or would like further information please contact us to discuss with one of the friendly headspace Caboolture staff.

Some young people have found these various apps, online programs and organisations helpful while they are waiting for their appointment at headspace Caboolture:

eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au

Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au

ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com

Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au

Bite Back - Online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology to support young people with their mental health. biteback.org.au

BeyondNow App -  This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning

The Desk - Online tools and programs to support students with their mental health. thedesk.org.au

Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org

The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/

Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8

Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. cannabissupport.com.au/treatment/tools-to-quit/clear-your-vision