headspace
Geelong

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Hours

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

About

headspace Geelong supports young people, from 12-25, who are going through a tough time. We have centres at Drysdale, Corio and central Geelong. 

headspace  is a free and confidential service that helps young people in four key areas; Physical Health (including sexual health), Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Work and Study  Support. 

You're welcome to bring a friend or family member with you when you come to headspace.  

headspace Geelong accepts self-referrals. To make an appointment call 5222 6690.

We also accept professional referrals from GPs, schools, youth workers and health professionals. 

In case of emergency call: 000

Hours

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

headspace Geelong is operated by Barwon Child, Youth & Family. 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 Victoria (Western Victoria PHN).

Services

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. 

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 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.

“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 Geelong

Employer: Barwon Child Youth and Family

Salary: $79,000 pro rata

Deadline: 30/01/2020 5:00pm

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to provide Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) counselling, education and support to young people aged between 12-25, presenting with substance use and mental health concerns.  Services will be informed by an awareness of vulnerability, developmental stage and in a manner that promotes resilience in young people.

The key objectives of this role include:

  • To engage, assess and provide counselling, education and support to young people and their families and carers.
  • To make supported referrals to required services including General Practitioners, generalist welfare and AOD treatment services to meet young people’s holistic needs.
  • To effectively engage with young people to assist in reducing the impacts of harmful substance use.
  • To encourage healthy alternate choices and develop coping strategies to respond to emotional needs and life events.  
  • To work in alignment with best practice guidelines and Youth AOD frameworks that recognize each individual’s unique context including environment, relationships, culture, values and beliefs.

Vacancy details

Ongoing Part-time role (30.4 hours per week)

$79,000 pa (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualification in Youth Work, Social Work, Psychology or other health related field with AOD experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing youth focused AOD counselling, support and outreach.
  • Completion or willingness to complete the core AOD modules.
  • Knowledge and experience of frameworks for working with young people with substance use issues.
  • Education, training and experience in mental health and adolescent and youth development.
  • Willing to assist in the development and delivery of AOD education sessions to small groups and schools, or other community based settings.
  • High level of competence in case noting and report writing utilising data systems and MS Office applications.
  • Excellent networking and referral skills to external services, at times negotiating and advocating with services on behalf of a young person
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 5 pm Thursday 30 January 2020

V.I.D 2000566

Apply online

 

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Phoebe Chiller, Team Leader – Ongoing Care at headspace on 03 5226 8900.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 5 pm Thursday 30 January 2020

V.I.D 2000566

 

For more information contact:

Name: Phoebe Chiller
Phone: 5222 6690
Email: Phoebe.Chiller@bcyf.org.au

Apply now

Employer: Barwon Child Youth and Family

Deadline: 30/01/2020 5:00pm

About the Role

This role is focused on the engagement, assessment and provision of evidence based interventions for young people accessing headspace services. This includes psycho-social assessment and the provision of short term interventions and support including group work and outreach support to community and school based settings.

The key objectives of this role are:

  • To engage, assess and provide support to young people and their friends and family.
  • To discuss and initiate client referrals to appropriate supports
  • To participate in supporting a timely, responsive and efficient intake and assessment process.

Vacancy details

Ongoing, part-time role (30.4 hours per week)

$79,000 pa (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have

  • Tertiary qualification in Youth Work, Social Work or other health related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people.
  • Demonstrated skills related to client and family engagement, assessment and provision of brief intervention support.
  • Experience in networking and referring clients in a supported process to external services.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Understanding of the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and evidence based interventions for high prevalence mental health issues including relevant AOD or Dual Diagnosis/Dual Disability experience.
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 5 pm Wednesday 29 January 2020

V.I.D 2000565

Apply online

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Dijana Dragojlovic, Team Leader – Early Access & Brief Interventions at headspace on 03 5222 6690.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Dijana Dragojlovic
Phone: 5222 6690
Email: dijana.dragojlovic@bcyf.org.au

Apply now

Employer: Barwon Child Youth and Family

Salary: $86000pa pro rata+ super + salary packaging

Deadline: 09/02/2020 5:00pm

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About the role

The role of the Complex Care Clinician is to resource direct service delivery to young people primarily at risk of severe mental health issues and complex presentations, in addition to providing consultation support, coaching and mentoring to internal colleagues in relation to the appropriate inclusion of family, carers and friends.

This role will directly oversee the coordination of services for young people and their families, including headspace Geelong Youth Mental Health Counselling, Primary Care, AoD and vocational/educational support streams. This role will promote appropriate participation of families/carers, whilst working directly with young people to understand and respond to their unique and changing needs. This role will also promote effective collaboration and stepped care responses for young people requiring intervention from CAMHS, Jigsaw or  acute mental health services.

Vacancy details

Full-time role (38 hours per week)

Fixed term contract for six months, with possibility of extension subject to funding

$86,000 pa (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or other health related discipline with current mental health credentialing allowing for registration with AHPRA, AASW or AAOT, as either Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker or Mental Health Occupational Therapist.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in working with young people including demonstrated skills in the provision of psychological counselling that is developmentally appropriate and time limited.
  • Demonstrated skills related to client and family engagement, assessment and care coordination.
  • Demonstrated skills in the provision of consultation and mentoring support to staff.  
  • Experience in risk assessment and in responding to clients with complex needs including low prevalence disorders and psychosis.  
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence.
  • Understanding of the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and evidence based interventions for high prevalence mental health issues including relevant AOD or Dual Diagnosis/Dual Disability experience.
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.
  • Experience with group based youth programs.
  • Skills in utilising single session family therapy skills in day to day work.

 

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 5 pm Sunday 9 February 2020

V.I.D 1900560

Apply online

Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Grant Gibson, Operations Manager headspace on 03 5222 6690

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 5 pm Sunday 9 February 2020

V.I.D 1900560

For more information contact:

Name: Grant Gibson
Phone: 5222 6690
Email: Grant.gibson@bcyf.org.au

More information

headspace Geelong's 3 sites all have full disability access and can also be accessed via Public Transport. 

headspace Geelong (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). 

Ph. 5222 6690

Public transport access to our 105 Yarra Street - we are walking distance from the bus interchange on Moorabool Street in Geelong city centre near the Malop Street Mall.

headspace Corio (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). 

Ph. 5222 6690

Public transport access to our Corio Village Level 1 is via the bus stop at the Corio Village Shopping Centre.

headspace Drysdale (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). 

Ph. 5253 0400

Public transport access to our Drysdale Peninsula Drive is via the bus stop at Jetty Road/Portarlington Road and then a short walk to the Bellarine Secondary School Campus

   If you are a young person:

Call us on the contacts above between opening hours on Monday to Friday to arrange an appointment. Feel free to have someone with you to help you make the call.

   If you know a young person who might need help:

Families, carers and friends can make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so phone us with them to arrange an appointment.

   If you are working with a young person who might need help:

Wellbeing staff from schools, health or community organisations can refer to headspace Geelong and make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so phone us with them to arrange an appointment.

*Please note: the young person must consent to the referral.

Our Team

At headspace Geelong we have a team that is dedicated to supporting young people the best way we can. We have a range of workers with different skills and experience to make sure young people that access headspace Geelong get the help they are looking for. We are able to offer outreach support to you as well as drop in support from our 3 sites at Corio, Geelong and Drysdale. We also provide family inclusive support services as well. Please click here for our service brochure.


BCYF Director Community Health Services

Kat Stroud   

Kat.Stroud@bcyf.org.au

headspace Operations Manager

Grant Gibson

Grant.Gibson@bcyf.org.au

Clinical Lead

Shelley Gibb

Shelley.Gibb@bcyf.org.au 

Coordinator (headspace Drysdale) 5253 0400

Tanya Fitzpatrick

tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Practice Manager

Brenda Monro

Brenda.Monro@bcyf.org.au

The headspace Geelong team will ensure that no matter what service you require we will assist you to access it. All of our services are free and if you dont have a Medicare Card chat to our staff who can assist and support you to access support regardless. All of our staff are networked with all services in the Geelong region. The headspace Geelong Lead Agency is Barwon Child, Youth & Family. For further information please see www.bcyf.org.au

We also have a network of consortium partners who support the headspace Geelong platform and these consortium partners include Barwon Health, Bellarine Community Health, Diversitat, Orygen Youth Mental Health, Well-ways, Stepping Up, YSAS, G force, Kardinia Health and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.

To get your own medicare card please click here 

 If you or your family or someone you know needs support around mental health, general well being, work, school, family issues/conflict call us on (03) 5222 6690 for Geelong and Corio and on (03) 5253 0400 for our Drysdale site and we can talk you through your options. All you need to do is ask for an intake worker (also known as an Engagement and Assessment Clinician).

If you cannot call between 9AM to 5 PM you can alternatively email us at headspacegeelong@bcyf.org.au although this account will only be checked during business hours.

For online and after hours support from headspace please call 1800 650 890 or go to www.eheadspace.org.au 

headspace Geelong supports the 'no wrong door' approach and we will always guide you to the appropriate service/s to meet your needs or the needs of those people you are  endeavoring to support.  

 

 

headspace Geelong loves getting out and about in the community, delivering presentations and attending events. If you would like headspace Geelong to come to your school or organisation please fill out the appropriate form below. Due to limited capacity, we may not be able to say yes to every request. We will aim to reply to your request within two weeks. 

Education Request: (Min. 3 weeks notice required) to request for hG to deliver an interactive powerpoint presentation to a group of young people please fill out the Education Request Form. MIN 8 students- MAX 50 students

Choose from our two session options;

1. What is headspace Geelong; (25 minutes) An explanation of headspace Geelong services, when to access and how to access hG services. 

2. Tips for a healthy headspace & mental health; (45 Minutes)  An overview of  explanations of mental health and mental illness, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses, what to do if a young person is worried about the mental health of themselves or a friend and tips for a healthy headspace. 

 

 

Event Request: (Min. 3 weeks notice required) to request for hG to be part of your event please fill out the Event Request Form. 

If you are having any difficulties with the above forms or would like further information, please contact Sheldan Alexander, Community Engagement Officer at headspace Geelong on 03 5222 6690 or email sheldan.alexander@bcyf.org.au 

The YFC is made up of young people from the Geelong region who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of their peers. The group consists of a diverse range of young people, from a variety of different ages and  backgrounds, who are advocates for youth mental health. 

headspace Geelong look to the YFC for advice and opinions to ensure young people's voices are present in decisions that shape our service. The YFC organise events and campaigns that seek to spread the word about mental health and reduce stigma around mental illness. They also attend events around the region to get the headspace message out there and inform people on how to access our services.

Members of our Youth Futures Crew are offered training to equip them with the skills they think are necessary to do the wonderful work they do. 

If you would like to invite the YFC to come along to your event and run an activity or share information about headspace contact Sheldan here. 

Applications for the YFC are now open, follow this link to apply!

headspace Geelong is one of the busiest headspace sites in Australia, delivering around 7300 occasions of services to more than 2000 young people each year.

As demand grows, access to immediate help is becoming increasingly difficult to provide and additional funds are being sought to boost our service delivery capacity. 

By making a tax deductible donation you will contribute directly to ensuring our community's young people receive timely access to the support they need.

 

If you are interested in making a donation you can do so online here

If you are interested in fundraising for headspace Geelong please contact Julia Ladgrove, Fundraising Manager, Barwon Child Youth and Family.

T: 03 5226 8901 M: 0431 880 306

E: Julia.Ladgrove@bcyf.org.au

headspace Geelong staff are all trained in family inclusive practice which is designed to support your role as a parent/carer/guardian and incorporate your input into your young person's journey through headspace - with your young person's consent - for further information please contact headspace Geelong on (03) 5222 6690.