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Miranda

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

In response to COVID-19, we are now offering phone, online and in person services. 

If you have questions, or if you are new to headspace, please CALL US FIRST on 02 9575 1500, please do not come directly into the centre.  

Location: we are located at 5/522 Kingsway, Miranda, opposite Westfields Miranda. Miranda Station is a 4 minute walk from the centre. There is limited parking outside the centre, however Westfield Miranda provides 3 hours free parking.

Disability Access:

There is disability access via a ramp. 

Disability parking is located on Jackson Avenue, which is about a 2 minute walk from our centre.

Underground disability parking can be accessed via the first ramp down when turning into the Metro Hotel driveway.

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Miranda is operated by Stride. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).

Services

If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.

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. 

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

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 concern.

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

News

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Miranda

Employer: Stride Mental Health

Deadline: 9 Dec 2022, 6:00 pm

About Us:

We are leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on our next stage, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride. 

Our Service:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support .

 

On offer: 

  • Based in Miranda
  • Part-time (0.4 FTE) & Permanent
  • Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Leave loading at 17.5%
  • One paid wellbeing leave day per year
  • Purchase up to 5 additional leave days in a 12 month period (pro rata entitlement if part-time)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Stride Rewards – access to discounts from 100s of retailers (fashion, food and fitness)
  • Reflective practice supervision
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment

 

Role Overview:

  • Psychological Support Services (PSS) provides evidenced based short term focused psychological intervention/treatment for young people, aged 12-25 years, who have a diagnosable moderate/severe mental illness, or who have attempted, or are at risk of, suicide or self-harm. 
  • As a PSS clinician you will be responsible for brief and ongoing interventions and the development of collaborative individual care plans to people aged 12 - 25 years.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will participate in the planning and development of services for clients with mental health issues and their families, which are consistent with best practice standards and evidence-based care, and are in line with the strategic direction and vision for headspace.
  • You will further contribute to the development and maintenance of community partnerships with key external stakeholders, developing effective interfaces across programs within the service as well as participating in relevant research activities

 

Requirements:

  • Must have one of the following: General AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist OR Mental Health Nurse OR Mental Health Social Worker (Accredited Mental Health Training & membership with AASW)
  • Extensive & demonstrated experience providing clinical services to young people (12-25 years)
  • Well-developed judgment and evaluation skills demonstrating a working understanding assessment and care planning
  • Sound understanding of the public, non-government and private mental health systems and programs and associated non-mental health programs in a community setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with people who have or are at risk of developing a mental illness
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated skills in organisation and time-management, including the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a WWCC
  • Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance 

 

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all positions (in accordance with Public Health Orders, Work Health and Safety and duty of care obligations for staff and participants/students). As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with all government orders and directives.  

 

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds in order to enhance the depth of cultural diversity and insight within our workforce.

This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.

 

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date of 9 December 2022.

For queries email recruitment@stride.com.au.

Apply now

More information

Reception/Admin Team

Lauren Fuller

 Name: Lauren Fuller

Pronouns: She/Her

headspace role/title: Senior Medical Receptionist

Small description of what you do: I am one of the voices and faces of headspace Miranda, meeting and greeting our young people and their families, answering calls and being a part of the lovely admin team!

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love being able to help people and even if being that friendly face to a young person and their families helps then I’m happy.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I’m a pilates girl! I love starting my day with a workout (even my toddler gets involved, he does a great downward facing dog!!) and spending quality time with my family at the beach or in the bush, we love an ‘adventure’.

Fun fact about me is: My husband taught me to DJ (house and techno) when I was in my early 20s, I used to gig and we had a few gigs together! I haven’t played in a while, but never say never!

 

Kerry F.

 Name: Kerry 

Pronouns:  She/Her 

headspace role/title: Medical Receptionist/Administration 

Small description of what you do: Meet & greet young people and their families when they come for appointments and make sure we have every type of milk for the staff 

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? The people I work with 

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Hitting the beach with my dogs 

Fun fact about me is:  my sense of humour 

 

Clinical Team

Clinical Lead

Seema Patel

 Name: Seema Patel

Pronouns: She/ her

headspace role/title: Clinical Team Leader

Small description of what you do:  I provide oversight to the coordination and delivery of clinical services at headspace Miranda, ensuring the day-to-day operations are carried out effectively to meet the needs of young people.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace?  I love chatting and learning from young people and I also love working with all the wonderful staff.  

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I love Freediving and Scuba diving! ????

Fun fact about me is:  I have dived with 12 different types of sharks…. including the GREAT WHITE!


Youth Access Clinicians (YAC)

 

Conor Farland

Name: Conor

Pronouns: He/Him

headspace role/title: Youth Access Clinician (YAC)

Small description of what you do: My role as a Youth Access Clinician is focused on developing an understanding of the world of young people seeking support through collaboration and creating a safe space. In my work I try to emphasise empowering others and supporting them in creating meaningful goals directly related to their values.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I’m interested in understanding all the ways in which young people incorporate mindfulness into their day to day lives, whether that be surfing or focused breathing, and trying to develop that in a relatable way for them. I love the emphasis on collaboration used at headspace.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Bushwalking, listening to or playing music are my go to self-care strategies and in my work with young people I look to identify what self-care means for them also.

Fun fact about me is:  I am a massive fan of rap music

Akshay Sharma

Name: Akshay

Pronouns: he/him/his

Headspace role/title: Youth Access Clinician

Small description of what you do: I’m one of the first points of contact for young people who want to access Headspace, and their families. I have those initial conversations with young people to find out their support needs, and then either support them over a few sessions, or refer them on to someone more specialised

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? Being able to talk to so many fun, interesting, clever young people!

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Finding and listening to heavy metal albums that I haven’t heard before

Fun fact about me is: I once ate the world’s spiciest corn chip. Don’t try this on an empty stomach, like I did!

Geraldine Grew

Name: Geraldine Grew

Pronouns: she/her

Headspace role/title: Youth Access Clinician

Small description of what you do: My role as a Youth Access Clinician is to get to know young people, understand their needs, and help provide support and referrals to the different services within headspace.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? Meeting so many amazing young people and providing them with support to help manage the challenges they may be facing.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Catching up with my friends and family, cooking, going for bush walks and watching NBA

Fun fact about me is: I love hiking and once did an 11 day hike in Peru

 

Mental Health Clinician - Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS)

 Kristel Tay

 Name: Kristel

Pronouns: She/Her

headspace role/title: Mental Health Clinician

Small description of what you do: I provide psychological services to young people within a supportive client- centred framework.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love helping young people thrive in life and working with super friendly colleagues.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Get out into nature!

Fun fact about me is: I’m an avid supporter of the Socceroos and Matilda’s, and will stay up all night during the FIFA World Cup!

Mental Health Clinician - Psychological Support Services (PSS)

Catherine Roberts

Name: Catherine Roberts but please call me Cate

Pronouns: She/her

headspace role/title: PSS (Psychological Support Services) Clinician

Small description of what you do: I see clients under the Mental Health Care plan for up to 12 sessions a year. I offer psychological support / strategies for young people between the ages of 12 - 25 years old.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love working with young people and I love working with our team.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I hang out with my two children and my dog. We go out on the boat and go on hikes.

Fun fact about me is: I speak a little bit of Welsh

Adrian Comensoli

Name: Adrian

Pronouns: He/Him

Headspace role/title: Psychologist/ PSS Clinician

Small description of what you do: I work with young people who need long term psychological support, working with a range of issues that young people are currently facing including, anxiety, trauma, anger, depression, addictions, grief, family and relationship adjustments.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love that I can be a part of all the positive growth and changes that young people experience.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I love to swim and spend time at the beach.

Fun fact about me is: I am a massive Star Wars nerd!

Brief Intervention Clinicians

Schools Based Clinician - Ryan Itler

 Name: Ryan Ilter

Pronouns: He/Him

headspace role/title: Mental Health Clinician – School Based

Small description of what you do: I provide mental health support to various schools across the Sutherland Shire and St George Regions, offering one-on-one and group-based sessions.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace: I love working for headspace because it allows me to support young people to become the best versions of themselves and help them in managing any challenges they may face in life.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: On my days off, I enjoy going on long hikes and discovering new swimming spots in the national park.

Fun fact about me is: I love travelling and have been to over 30 countries, with Nepal being my favourite to visit.

 

Groups Clinician - Shay Gilbert

 Name: Shay Gilbert

Pronouns: He/them

headspace role/title: Brief intervention clinician

Small description of what you do: I meet some excellent young people and work with them to help support them in their situations. I facilitate fun, interactive and awesome groups that support people to have better lives and make life work better.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace?

The chance to meet so many cool young people and learn from them.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Go to / watch Movies

Fun fact about me is:I love dad jokes

   

Community Engagement Coordinator

Lily Yuen

Name: Lily

Pronouns: She/her

headspace role/title: Community Engagement Coordinator

Small description of what you do: I do so many things! I am usually the go to for other services, schools and events for headspace Miranda. You can find me doing things like delivering workshops in schools to running events out in the community. I will accept donations and apply for grants and I am also the social media person when it comes to our facebook and Instagram pages.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace?
I love the variety in my work! I am never bored and there is always something to do. I also love the passionate people working for headspace and what headspace stands for, for young people and the mental health sector.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I am an avid watcher of all thing’s television! Nothing can be more fun watching a reality tv show whilst having a live chat thread happening on facebook and catching up on all the goss behind it!

Fun fact about me is: I am obsessed with Volleyball! You will find me playing on weeknights and participate in weekend tournaments.

Management Team

Practice Manager

Desiree Agius

Name: Des (Desiree) Agius

Pronouns: They/She

Headspace role/title: Practice Manager for Miranda and Hurstville

Small description of what you do: ​ Working behind the scenes overseeing all aspects of the admin, logistics and processes so the centres run smoothly whilst providing motivation within the teams

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace?  Being a part of an inclusive work place that allows staff to be themselves therefore giving our Young People the best service we can possibly give in a safe welcoming environment

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Going for long drives and exploring the land and ocean

Fun fact about me is: ​I am obsessed with Pelicans 

Operations Manager

Sharon Lee

Name: Sharon Lee

Pronouns: She / her

Headspace role/title: Operations Manager

Small description of what you do: Support the overall running of the Centre alongside our Clinical Services Manager. This involves working closely with our funders, partners and other community organisations.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? The variety of the role and the opportunity to work with such great team members.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Beach and BBQ’s with my friends and family.

Fun fact about me is: I am originally from Ireland but have been living in Sydney for almost 14 years.

Clinical Services Manager

Louise Thompson

 Name: Louise aka Lu

Pronouns: She/her

headspace role/title: Clinical Services manager

Small description of what you do: I support the headspace team to provide clinical services to our YP as well as support both headspace sites to continue to meet the needs of the community.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? Every day is different

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: go to the gym

Fun fact about me is:  I ran my own personal training business for 3 years!

 

 

 

We run a range of different groups throughout the year - for the most up to date information on our groups, send us an email at headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

 

 OUR CURRENT GROUPS

 Check out our current groups here

 
Riding the wave

This group focuses on empowering young people to develop distress tolerance, building emotional regulation strategies and creating mindfulness skills that work for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They just don't get me

This group focuses on healthy relationships, such as the ones we have romantically, in friendships and within families. It will also focus on being assertive and providing strategies to manage conflict and improve communication skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Talk Anxiety

This group is based on understanding and managing anxiety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


To keep updated follow our socials:

instagram - headspace.miranda

facebook - headspace Miranda

 

We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible.

If you are 12-25

  • You can refer yourself
  • You can have a family member or friend refer you (with your consent)
  • Your GP can refer you
  • Your school, TAFE, University or other service providers can refer you or assist you in making an appointment

If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment.

To make an appointment

You can call us on (02) 8322 4084
You can email us at headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

Please be aware that our email account is only checked during business hours. If you require urgent or out of business hours help please call KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit eheadspace

Privacy

At headspace Miranda we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Miranda staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as;  if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.

Cost

Our services are free! You can access our Youth Access Clinicians and other services such as Clinical & Social Groups without cost or having to present a Medicare card. 

Some services may require a Medicare card, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan and a Medicare Card. 

You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment.  This can be arranged for you with one of our GP’s or your own, after you attend.

Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.  

For Service Providers (Including GP's and Government Departments)

If you are a service provider, GP or Government Department, please complete the referral form below and return to headspace Miranda by email, fax or post. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place please provide a copy of this with the referral form.

We do require all GP's and external referrers to fill in our Referral form:  Download the referral form to make sure that the young person you are referring is suitable for service at headspace Miranda.

Anyone can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace Miranda.

Please note we are an early intervention service; our Clinical Team Leader will assess all incoming referrals and we will contact you shortly after to let you know whether the young person has been accepted into service.

Our fax number is (02) 8322 4084
Our email is headspace.miranda@stride.com.au
Our postal address is Suite 5/522 Kingsway, Miranda, NSW 2228

Some young people have found these various apps, online programs and organisations helpful while they are waiting to see a clinician at headspace Miranda:

eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au

Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au

ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com

7 cups - 7 Cups connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support https://www.7cups.com/

Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au

Bite Back - Online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology to support young people with their mental health. biteback.org.au

BeyondNow App -  This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning

The Desk - Online tools and programs to support students with their mental health. thedesk.org.au

Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org

The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/

Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8

Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. cannabissupport.com.au/treatment/tools-to-

 

headspace Miranda offers workshops to schools within the Sutherland Shire region. Due to the age range of our service, workshops are offered for years 7 to 12.

We have created a School Booking Request Form which will allow us to manage and prioritise school workshops on a number of criteria. Before you complete the form please read the workshop outline document below to ensure the workshop will meet the needs of your school.  If you wish to have headspace Miranda present at your school please complete the form and send it to headspace Miranda. Please allow one month lead time for all requests.

Click here for a copy of the School Booking Request form

Click here for a copy of the workshop outlines

Important Points to Consider

Presentations to staff

We want to ensure that as a service we are meeting the needs of schools in the area as well as promoting a whole school approach to mental health. Before delivering workshops we encourage to schools to invite us in to meet and present to all staff to ensure they are aware of what we do too.

Type of workshop

Please note that headspace Miranda provides education workshops that are of a general nature and have a health promotion and education focus. We deliver these workshops to promote positive mental health and well-being and encourage young people to do the same. Our Community Engagement Team are unable to provide sessions with a medical or therapeutic focus.

Invite Other Schools

We encourage partnering with other schools when creating events such as well-being days. Due to the number of requests which headspace Miranda receives, events that encourage interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be prioritised.

Demand for request

It is important to note that while headspace Miranda will endeavour to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service.

Resources

If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please follow this link http://headspace.org.au/get-info/#

School Support

headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.

Call us on 1800 688 248 or email schoolsupport@headspace.org.au

Please note office hours are 9am-5pm AEST Monday to Friday. Calls and emails received outside these hours will be attended to on the next working day.

To learn more visit http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/school-support

At headspace Miranda we offer mental health AND physical health services. We can help with all things relating to physical health. This includes information and referral to: 

  • sexual health
  • drug and alcohol use
  • relationship problems
  • feeling down or upset

  

Call us at (02) 9575 1500 to book an appointment or to find out more information 

headspace Miranda is a service that does not require referrals or a Medicare card for you to access our services! 

Our Youth Access Clinicians and other services such as our clinical and social groups do not require a Medicare card for you to access them. 

However, if you do not have a Medicare card, are over 15 years of age, and wish to apply for one you can apply on the Human Services page, https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/how-enrol-or-re-enrol-medicare .  We can assist you in applying if required. If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card, give us a call and our intake team will direct you to alternative, appropriate services for you.  

 

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The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16-25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental heath service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the centre and the broader community.

The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre, helping plan youth events and representing headspace Miranda at events or in the media.

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING for our YRG so if you would like to join our headspace Miranda Youth Reference Group then please apply via our Jobs and Volunteering tab or contact lily.yuen@stride.com.au for more information. 

Events

Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram, or give our friendly staff a call if you have questions about an event or group coming up 02 9575 1500.

All activities are free unless otherwise noted and will be run by our friendly team.

 

Community Engagement

if you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email headspace.miranda@stride.com.au.

For all enquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact headspace.miranda@stride.com.au and attention Lily, our Community Engagement Coordinator. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated. 

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.

Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT+ community, as well as the wider societal implications. Although attitudes and injustice still remain, we have come a long way since the riots of 1969 and by continuing in this long standing tradition we continue to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. #Pride2020

Let's celebrate together by colouring the rainbow template and displaying it in a window at home, work or business.

To be featured on our Virtual Pride Wall and show support for our LGBT community, please send your rainbow photos to headspace.miranda@stride.com.au or tag @headspace.miranda and @glistenyouth on Instagram!

Pride colour sheet 1

Pride colour sheet 2

Pride Activity Book

 

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The Breakthrough Project

The Breakthrough Project is an initiative created with the collaboration of headspace Miranda, Sutherland Council, and a passionate group of young people with the aim to improve better outcomes for employment for young people in the Sutherland Shire area.

The project started in 2020 began as a mentoring opportunity to deliver and assist disengaged youth with employment outcomes. Due to COVID restrictions over the years the project has evolved to better deliver employment opportunities for young people in the Sutherland Shire area. One of the ways this was achieved was by creating Info Webinar sessions with community leaders to provide some much-needed advice on how to attain employment. You will find the 2 webinar sessions and their details below.

These webinars were hosted and run by our 2 youth volunteers Lynfay and D’artagnon. We hope you find these Webinars useful and please feel free to share them with anyone you feel may benefit from them.

Webinar 1: Your Options - What to do after school

Welcome to Webinar 1 in the Breakthrough series: Your Options: What to do next after school.

Finishing your schooling is a difficult time, with very little guidance and some really big decisions to make about your future.

Our first speaker is Tim Renkema, a Youth Employment Specialist at 2Connect which has a 'Transition to Work Program', which he will outline in his talk. The program helps young people aged 15-24 find work including apprenticeships and traineeships, or to re-engage with education such as TAFE, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) or Universities. People in the program received tailored support for up to 18 months to help young people build skills for work or study. 

Our second speaker is Lucy Sattler, CEO and Founder of Study Work Grow. She works with schools across Australia helping students understand their options and make smarter career decisions. She highlights how to find and prepare for opportunities during a pandemic. We do so much online now, including virtual learning, interviews, and work. There is a shift towards flexibility. Industry opportunities have changed. Listen in to hear how to make the most of opportunities and achieve your career goals post-COVID.

 

 

Webinar 2: Resumes and Job Interviews

Welcome to Webinar 2 in the Breakthrough series: Resumes and Job Interviews.

Guiding this webinar is D’artagnan Martin (they/them), one of Breakthrough’s project youth leaders. They are joined by Rose Sannuto (she/her) and Rhiarn Zarzhavsky (she/her) to help demystify and unpack valuable tips and tricks to help you on your way to building great resumes and smashing your next job interview!

Together, we explore the building blocks of resume writing and ways to make yours stand out. We also explore approaches to both face-to-face and remote interview settings, guiding you through topics like how to dress for your interview, interview etiquette, and how to find your ‘professional self’!

This webinar is jam-packed with dozens of valuable lessons that will set up your job search for success, so take notes!