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headspace - Youth friendly Practitioner

  • 498188
  • Youth and Families - Allied Health
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Contractor (not paid by Uniting)

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  It’s mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well-being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country. 

  • Private Practitioner - Psychologist or Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Flexible Full time or Part time;100% of billings + full admin support
  • Opportunity to provide SOME service via Telehealth

Role Overview

Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

The position’s purpose is to provide MBS funded headspace clinical services, ensuring that the clinical activities you deliver are within your relevant professional and individual scope of practice; are evidence-based; are of high quality; and demonstrate a holistic approach to client management.

Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide youth friendly, evidenced based Focused Psychological Strategies/Psychological Therapy as specified by the referring GP under the Medicare Better Access Initiative.
  • Provide evidenced based group interventions to young people as specified by the referring GP under the Medicare Better Access Initiative.
  • Maintain accurate and timely case notes and records in our approved case management database system (Mastercare EMR) as required. 
  • As per Medicare reporting requirements, provide reports to the referring GP at the required intervals

Essential Criteria

  • Genuine interest in providing clinical services to assist some of the most vulnerable members of the community;
  • Highly visible passion and energy that motivates others;
  • Full registration with the relevant body (AHPRA or AASW);
  • Evidence based practice and previous experience in delivering psychological interventions;
  • A flexible and solutions focused approach to practice;
  • Eligibility to provide services under Medicare and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Have an ABN or be able to obtain one;
  • Relevant Criminal History checks.


In return you will be rewarded with the most competitive employment conditions in the industry including:

  • 100% of billings;
  • Opportunity to provide services via Telehealth as per changes to Medicare legislation;
  • Consulting space and full administrative support which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and room bookings all taken care of for you;
  • A supportive, flexible and autonomous work environment;
  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals for consumers who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Opportunity to be a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

For further information, please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager, Primary Care Services on 0409 425 661 or  To Apply do not email cv but click Apply button. 

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