headspace
Batemans Bay

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

We're a place where young people who are going through a tough time can get support.

We provide a safe and confidential environment for young people to access services across four areas:

  • physical health
  • mental health
  • alcohol and other drugs support
  • work and study assistance

We bulk bill all appointments - which means that there will be no out of pocket costs to you. All you need to do is bring your medicare card along with you. If you don't have a medicare card, don't panic. Simply have a conversation with the worker who takes your referral and they will discuss some options with you. Additionally, our centre is wheelchair friendly, with disabled parking available to cater for every young person's needs. 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Batemans Bay is operated by Relationships Australia Canberra & Region. 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, South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network.

Services

Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.

Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

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

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

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 Batemans Bay

headspace Batemans Bay is looking for youth oriented private practitioners to work with young people aged 12-25 years and their families.  You will work with a multidisciplinary team to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health issues. As a contracted practitioner you will receive referrals from the headspace team and we will provide full administration support for you.  You will be making a major contribution to improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people and will be part of a very supportive team of clinicians and professionals.

 

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours and conditions (e.g onsite or from home, delivering in person and/or telehealth services)
  • Access to on-going referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services under Better Access
  • The opportunity to be part of a well-established, multi-disciplinary team delivering evidence based, early intervention services for a variety of presenting problems
  • Full administration support including reception, billings and appointment bookings
  • Fully computerised software with IT support
  • The opportunity to work within our specialist Eating Disorders model providing CBT-E or FBT
  • Access to care co-ordination along with regular multi-disciplinary case reviews
  • Paid attendance at staff meetings and multi-disciplinary case reviews
  • Access to free clinical supervision – individual and group
  • Access to headspace online learning via Ourspace
  • Access to free organisation wide training

 

What we need from you:

  • A desire to work with young people
  • Full AHPRA registration (General or Clinical) or registration with AASW as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW)
  • Eligibility to provide services under Medicare and be willing to Bulk Bill
  • High level clinical and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Available at least 1 day a week
  • An ABN
  • Personal Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Working with Children Check
  • Federal Police Check

If you are interested in being part of a team where you feel valued, challenged and know that you are making a difference in the lives of young people, then we encourage you to submit your cover letter and resume.

 

Contact:

Matthew Land,

Clinical Leader, headspace Batemans Bay

MLand@headspacebatemansbay.org.au or Matthew.Land@racr.org.au 

 

OR

 

Paul Spooner

Manager, headspace Batemans Bay

Paul.Spooner@headspacebatemansbay.org.au

 

 

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Batemans Bay
Phone: 1800 718 383
Email: info@headspacebatemansbay.org.au

More information

Are you aged between 16 and 25 and live in the Ulladulla, Batemans Bay or Moruya region? Do you have something to say about health, mental health and drug and alcohol issues?

We are currently looking for young people to join our Youth Reference Group and help us ensure that everything we do is youth focused and youth centered.

If you are interested in joining fill in an application and our Community Engagement Worker will get in contact with you!

 

 

Once you turn 15 years old, you are able to obtain your own Medicare card. Your own Medicare card allows you to access a range of medical and health services for free or at a lower cost. To access free services at headspace Batemans Bay, young people are required to have either their family Medicare card number or their own. If you don't think you'll be able to provide a Medicare card number, feel free to give our friendly receptionists a call on (02) 6937 9000 to discuss some alternative options.

To read more about what a Medicare card allows and how to apply for one, follow the link below. 

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

 

Our centre is located at 1/11 Clyde Street. There are ways that we can support you to attend your appointments - if you cannot find transport to your appointment, please call us on 1800 718 383 to see if we can organise an alternative arrangement.

Our staff are experts in their field, with a specific interest in the unique experiences and needs of young people. Meet the team:

Paul - Manager

Sarah - Practice Adminstrator

Jess  - Reception

Matt - Clinical Leader/Mental Health Clinician

Karene - Mental Health Clinician

Jen - Mental Health Clinician

Paris - Mental Health Clinician

Vacant - Youth Access Workers

Molly - Dietician

Jason - Low Intensity CBT Coach

Di - Community Engagement and Awareness Officer

 

How to contact our staff:

To access counselling, dietitian, or sexual health appointments:          
Contact reception on 1800 718 383 - or see Referral's tab.

To contact our centre manager - Paul
Contact Paul by phone on 1800 718 383 , or email info@headspacebatemansbay.org.au

For all community engagement opportunities or enquiries:  
Contact our Community Engagement Officer - Di by phone on 1800 718 383, or email info@headspacebatemansbay.org.au 

Matthew is the mental health professional responsible for coordinating clinical care of headspace clients.
Matthew is the Clinical Leader and can be contacted on 1800 718 383.

A young person can self refer if they are over the age of 14 years old, or by a parent if they are between the age of 12-14 years old.

Community members, organisations, GP's, schools etc. can also refer a young person with their consent.

If your an organisation, school, and or service provider etc. and would like to make a referral please fill in the below referral form.

Referral Form

If your a young person, or parent or guardian and would like to put in a referral form please fill in the below referral form.

Referral Form

If you have any questions or require more information call the centre at 1800 718 383.

headspace Batemans Bay welcomes feedback from young people and their friends and family and has a policy in place to address complaints. Feedback and complaints are taken through our lead agency, Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR).  If you would like to provide feedback on a service you have received at headspace Batemans Bay, we invite you to complete a Feedback Form. The Feedback Form and further information can be accessed by following the link below. 

https://racrcanberra.snapforms.com.au/form/feedback-and-complaints-headspace-batemans