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.

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. 

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.

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

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. 

“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 new headspace Centre establishing 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:

Jane Laidlaw - Centre Manager: jane.laidlaw@alfred.org.au

PH: 03 9076 7500

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact:

Phone: (03) 9076 7500
Email: jane.laidlaw@alfred.org.au

Private Practitioner for a new headspace centre establishing 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 please contact:

Jane Laidlaw - Centre Manager: jane.laidlaw@alfred.org.au

PH: 03 9076 7500

 

For more information contact:

Phone: (03) 9076 7500
Email: jane.laidlaw@alfred.org.au