headspace

Devonport

Please Note

headspace Devonport is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, by appointment.
headspace Devonport is closed for lunch Mon-Fri from 12:30-1pm

Some of what headspace Devonport offers:

  • Health services for all aged between 12-25
  • No cost services
  • Mental health counselling
  • Brief interventions; one off sessions
  • Vocational workers

To access headspace please call  (03) 6424 2144 , email devonport@csys.com.au , drop into the office or print and complete a  SELF REFERRAL FORM

Schools & professionals please complete a  PROFESSIONAL REFERRAL FORM .

headspace services are available at no cost for Australian citizens or permanent residents through Medicare. For information  click here .

Please Note

headspace Devonport is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, by appointment.
headspace Devonport is closed for lunch Mon-Fri from 12:30-1pm

headspace Devonport is operated by Cornerstone Youth Services. 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, Tasmania (Primary Health Tasmania).

Services

Housing Support

Support and assistance finding accommodation or related support services.

Mental Health Services

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

Work & Study Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Work and Study Support

Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

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- Charlie

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Positions currently available at headspace Devonport

Mental Health Clinician, Full-time

Deadline: 29/11/2019 5:00pm

Who we are: Cornerstone Youth Services Inc. (CYS) delivers a broad range of services to our community of young people aged 12 to 25 in North and North-West Tasmania. We focus on health promotion, prevention, education, early intervention and developing help-seeking behaviours. Our services to young people include access to ‘no charge’ GP's, Youth Health Nurses, Drug & Alcohol, Social and Youth Workers and Allied Health.  We also provide individual and group support and activities; school programs; advocacy to access many other services to improve general or specific health and well-being.

Where you’ll be working: This position will be based in Devonport, with some travel occasionally required to client locations and satellite sites in the North West region.

The position: The successful applicant will be based in our headspace Devonport office and will be an appropriately qualified Mental Health Clinician (Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Registered Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist). The Clinician will form part of our mental health team and will provide focused psychological interventions with young people between the ages of 12-25. 

Pay and Conditions: Remuneration and hours of work are negotiable based on agreed duties, qualifications and experience. CYS negotiates individual employment packages within the framework of the Health Professionals and Services Award 2010. Mental Health Clinicians in this role also have access to excellent Salary Packaging benefits, professional development and training allowances, and flexible work arrangements.

Selection Criteria:

1. Knowledge and understanding of the evidence-based interventions and clinical theories and practices of youth mental health and drug and alcohol intervention, as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such; including experience in delivering a range of contemporary, evidenced counselling frameworks.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of issues of clinical risk including self-harm, suicide and violence risk, and a demonstrated ability to deliver appropriate risk assessments and appropriate, clinically-indicated response to risk.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of health and social issues experienced by young people, the determinants of health outcomes, and the evidence-based ways of engaging with these issues.

4. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver group based skills, education and/or support-based activities.

5. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development as well as an understanding of clinical governance and ability and willingness to undertake clinical governance tasks including professional supervision, case review, quality auditing, compliance with internal and external policies, and continuous improvement activities.

6. 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, young people families/carers and stakeholders.

7. Initiative and the ability to be self-directed and to work with minimal supervision and manage time effectively.

8. Proven ability to build and establish partnerships with outside organisations.

Working Relationships: The position will work closely with staff in the CYS primary care team (general practitioners, psychologists, social workers, youth health nurses, youth workers and allied health workers) and a range of government and non-government service providers. 

Other key relationships include other service providers, school communities and collocated services.

Qualifications 

Essential

Degree in Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other similar Allied Health discipline with eligibility for relevant professional membership.

Desirable

Post graduate qualifications and/or previous experience working in the mental health sector.

How to Apply: To apply for this position please send your application to: careers@csys.com.au, including a Cover Letter, a copy of your CV and a statement against the Selection Criteria identifying examples of how you meet that criteria. Please do not exceed 3 x A4 pages in your criteria statement, maintaining a font of no less size than 11 Calibri or Times New Roman, at single spacing.

Applications are to be received no later than 5:00pm Friday, 29th November 2019.

Contact: If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process please contact Wayne Frost, headspace Manager, on 03 6335 3100.

Working With Vulnerable People Precautions

This position is designated as child-related employment.  Child-related employment means any employment, where at least one of the responsibilities of the position involves direct contact with children where that contact is not directly supervised.  The Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 makes it an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence (a Prohibited Person) or a Registrable Person under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000, to apply for, undertake or remain in child-related employment. 

To apply for, undertake or remain in this position you are required to:

  • Provide proof of identity (a current Drivers Licence, or birth certificate or passport)
  • Undertake a criminal history check or provide a current National Police Records Check; and
  • Provide a Working With Children Check

 

For more information contact:

Name: headspace
Phone: 6335 3100
Email: careers@csys.com.au

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Meet the Team

Headspace Devonport staff

Devonport headspace staff

Devonport headspace staff, left to right: Receptionist - Kim Prunster, Youth Worker - Jill Chisholm and Mental Health Clinician - Emma Brown

Individual Placement & Support Program

headspace Devonport IPS Program

What is It?

IPS is a program dedicated to helping young people who have mental health concerns, to access jobs that they are interested in and passionate about. 
It’s about finding a job you want, and where you can work with an employer who respects where you’re at in terms of your recovery. We also assist you to get into training and study that will help you get to where you want to be. 

headspace Devonport is excited to offer this unique service to young people.

What do we do?

  • Talk about your  work and training interests 
  • Help you find and work towards something you’re passionate about
  • Develop your resume
  • Prepare you  for interviews and talking with employers
  • Help build your confidence in finding a job

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Who can join?

IPS is available to young people aged between 12 to 25, who are interested in work, and who have some mental health concerns. You don’t need to be referred by a doctor or have a mental health diagnosis.

If you want to get into work, and you’re experiencing some mental health concerns ,then we’re keen to hear from you!

How do I get started?

Contact us at Devonport headspace on (03) 6424 2144

How do I make a referral?

How to refer

Please complete one of the referral forms below so the worker contacting you has a bit of an idea what kind of assistance you need.

Download and print a copy of the registration form below and complete. Email the form back to us at devonport@csys.com.au

Once the form is received, we will phone you within 2 working days. 
The person calling you will be a mental health professional from our access team and will discuss what's happening for you at the moment. If headspace is the right service for you, we'll arrange a time to meet you in person at the centre. This is a chance to ask more questions and get a good idea of what we provide. You're welcome to bring in a support person - family, friend - anyone you'd like to have with you.

 SELF REFERRAL FORM - For yourself or family members

PROFESSIONAL REFERRAL FORM - For schools and other services

 

Once the form has been completed it can be emailed to devonport@csys.com.au or mailed to headspace Devonport, PO BOX 27, Devonport, Tasmania, 7310 and we will be in touch with you to arrange an appointment.

How do I access headspace Devonport

headspace Devonport is accessible via a walkway off Steele Street next door to Flesh Therapy, is wheelchair accessible and signage is visible at street level.

Paid street parking is available directly outside the front of the building, Pay and Display and Pay as you Leave car parks are located nearby on Payne Avenue, Wenvoe Street and Steele Street.

For more information on parking fees and locations please visit http://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/Live/Parking-Roads-Transport/Parking-in-Devonport

Bus timetables and fares can be downloaded from the Merseylink website

 

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