headspace
Mount Druitt

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Please Note

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Our centre has transitioned to telehealth and online services. We are still open during normal business hours (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday), but are only contactable via phone or email (located above).
Please direct all referrals, enquiries or general questions to our phone or email.
If you need urgent support outside of our business hours, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

About

Overview

headspace Mount Druitt provides free information, support and services to young people, aged 12 - 25, and their families and friends. We can help with mental health, general health, alcohol and other drug services as well as work support. We also have a specialised service for young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis or at ultra-high risk of experiencing psychosis.

Young people aged 12 - 25 do not require a formal referral. Simply phone or email  to arrange an appointment with one of our staff during business hours. 

To find out more about our programs and service criteria please download our Service Information Kit .

Please Note

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Our centre has transitioned to telehealth and online services. We are still open during normal business hours (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday), but are only contactable via phone or email (located above).
Please direct all referrals, enquiries or general questions to our phone or email.
If you need urgent support outside of our business hours, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.

headspace Mount Druitt is operated by Parramatta Mission. 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, Western Sydney (Wentwest 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 any alcohol or other drug issue. 

A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

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

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 work or study opportunities. 

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 Mount Druitt

Salary: Base salary + superannuation + salary packaging benefits. Salary is competitive with NSW Health

About Us

The headspace Early Psychosis program aims to provide early intervention services to young people with emerging serious mental illness, and their families, that are youth-friendly, accessible, consistent and seamless, and that provide ongoing care and support.

The headspace Early Psychosis service will assist young people aged 12 to 25 who are experiencing a first psychotic episode or who meet criteria that indicate they are at ultra-high risk of developing a psychotic disorder. Such assistance will be in the form of early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a collaborative, accessible and integrated service framework.

Purpose of the positions

We are seeking highly motivated and dynamic Allied Health Professionals (including Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Social Workers, or Occupational Therapists) and Nurses to be a part of the Continuing Care Team (CCT) within headspace Early Psychosis, providing services to young people, their families or carers, and the wider community.

Clinicians in the headspace Early Psychosis Continuing Care Team will be providing long-term case management and psychological intervention to young people and their families. The role involves intake, assessment, engagement, psycho-education, clinical intervention, attendance at psychiatric review appointments, liaison with other services and relevant individuals, with an over-arching focus on care co-ordination. Groups are also run as part of our program, and there is scope to be involved in their facilitation.

Location

Positions available at headspace Mount Druitt, headspace Penrith and headspace Parramatta.

Selection criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form: 

  1. Current qualifications as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse and current full registration with AHPRA or eligibility for registration with AASW
  2. Current NSW drivers licence
  3. A minimum of 1 year clinical practice (excluding clinical placements) within the mental health field, with specific experience working with young people experiencing early psychosis or a first episode psychosis, and their families
  4. Experience delivering contemporary, evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions for young people presenting with first episode psychosis and ultra-high risk clients
  5. An understanding of the stress-vulnerability model, and the recovery framework for young people
  6. Ability to effectively engage young people and their families, including the ability to be creative and flexible
  7. Experience working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  8. A knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Mental Health Act and the Children (2007), Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998), and other relevant legislation
  9. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills, and a demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with team members, other professionals and external agencies
  10. The ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa. Successful appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History check and the candidate's provision of a valid Working With Children Check.

headspace welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a lived experience of mental illness.

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to Josh.Onikul@parramattamission.org.au. Only applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

For more information contact:

Name: Josh Onikul
Email: Josh.Onikul@parramattamission.org.au

headspace Mount Druitt is recruiting to its very first Family and Friends Advisory Committee! If you have a lived experience of supporting a young person on their recovery journey, we are looking for people just like you.

The Family and Friends advisory committee is a group of volunteers that meet bi-monthly to:

• provide feedback on headspace services
• help improve and evaluate headspace services
• discuss barriers to young people in the local area seeking help
• participate in community events
• and much more!

You can find out more by reading the role description  then apply by filling out the application form and emailing to veronica.sheanoda@parramattamission.org.au

Salary: Contracted position

Private Practitioner – Psychologist, Occ Therapist, Social Worker - headspace

 

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace Mount Druitt which is run by Parramatta Mission, has its mission 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. 

  • Flexible Full time or Part time in Mt Druitt
  • 100% of billings + full admin support
  • Valued member of professional multi-disciplinary team

Job Description

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.

 

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 focussed approach to practice with an understanding of the services our consortium members provide;
  • 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.

To Apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the above Criteria

 

Benefits

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

  • 100% of billings;
  • 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.

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Check and provide Working with Children Clearance.

Parramatta Mission encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds.

For further information, please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager, Primary Care Services on 0409 425 661 or kellie.smith@parramattamission.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@parramattamission.org.au

More information

An initiative of the headspace Mount Druitt Youth Advisory Committee.

For more virtual tours and mental health related videos visit the headspace youtube page or our facebook page.

Our centre is located in Daniel Thomas Plaza, 6 - 10 Mount Street, Mount Druitt. Parking can be found in the plaza both in front and behind the centre. Our centre is wheelchair accessible via a ramp to the pathway that is parallel to our entrance

headspace Mount Druitt has a ‘no wrong door policy’ which means no young person is turned away without connection to appropriate internal or external services. 

If you are having trouble locating the centre feel free to call on 8881 2500 and we will guide to our building.

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 The front of our centre

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Street view of our building

A key part of headspace Mount Druitt is our consortium support. These partnerships broaden young people’s access to arrange of services.

Our valued consortium partners are as follows:

If you are a service provider and you wish to refer a young person to headspace, simply download the Referral Form and return it via email to: headspacemtdruitt@parramattamission.org.au. If you are unsure whether the young person meets referral criteria for the headspace Early Psychosis program, please click here for our referral checklist.

Please ensure that the young person whom you refer is willing to engage with headspace and is able to attend appointments.

We recommend that you follow up the emailed referral with a phone call, just to make sure we've received it.

Our intake phone number is: (02) 8881 2500

 

The Community Development Team are available to assist with a range of community activities and events.

To make a request, please complete the forms below and return to headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au 

Mental health event: The Community Development Team can participate in community events and engage in health and service promotion.

We can provide a pop-up stall to distribute a range of information around what mental health is, how to increase positive mental health, and how to link into our services whilst also including some engaging activities for the community. 

To make a request, please complete this form.

Educational Workshops: we provide workshops for groups of young people, parents, family members, or carers of young people.

To make a request, please complete this form.

Student Engagements: The Community Development Team can provide tours and visits at our local headspace centres for interested students. 

Throughout the in-service tour a member of our Community Development Team will provide you with an overview of the services, staff and resources on site at this centre. 

To make a request, please complete this form.

Promotional material: The Community Development Team can post out promotional material (e.g., posters and post cards).

To make a request, please complete this form.

 

Should you encounter any technical issues with these forms, please email your request to: headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au

headspace  Mount Druitt is cost free. Some of our services may require you to have a Medicare card, however our primary care services do not.

Young people 15+ years old can get their own Medicare card by visiting their local Medicare office.

The below fact sheet and road map explain why young people may need their own Medicare card, and which option and pathway to take for getting their own Medicare card that will suit their needs under difference circumstances.

NSW Government Fact sheet (PDF)

headspace Penrith, Mount Druitt and Parramatta headspace Early Psychosis are all operated by Parramatta Mission as the lead agency and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

At Parramatta Mission we work within our communities to transform lives. 

Parramatta Mission provides an integrated approach to services, supporting vulnerable communities across Greater Western Sydney, North Sydney, Central Coast and South West Sydney.

Our organisation’s aim is to find safe and affordable housing, support families and children in times of uncertainty and despair, empower young people with early intervention, assist people with mental illness and support the homeless with financial and well-being assistance.

For more information on Parramatta Mission services please visit the website

Thank you for considering raising funds for headspace Mount Druitt. We greatly appreciate all support from both individuals and organisations. Your support means that we can continue our work of providing mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Greater Western Sydney. headspace's centres have a wide range of youth friendly health professionals who can help young people ages 12 to 25 with: 

  • Mental health and counselling
  • General health
  • Alcohol and other drug services
  • Education, employment and other services

 This document and the enclosed Terms and Conditions are designed to govern and support your fundraising event. Please ensure that you read them carefully and accept the Terms and Conditions at the time of submitting your Application to us at headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au 

headspace must approve your proposed fundraising event. Once your event has been approved by headspace, you may conduct a fundraising event on headspace's behalf.