headspace
Wagga Wagga

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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

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: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Wagga Wagga 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, Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network.

Services

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

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. 

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. 

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Positions currently available at headspace Wagga Wagga

Private Practice Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Accredited Mental Health Social Workers

Multiple contracted positions available

 

headspace Wagga Wagga 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:

Kylie Hamblin,

Clinical Leader, headspace Wagga Wagga

OR

Shane Thomas 

Manger, headspace Wagga Wagga

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Wagga Wagga
Phone: 6937 9000
Email: myheadspace@headspacewagga.org.au

Deadline: 16 May 2021, 12:00 pm

The focus of the Vocational Specialist is to implement the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) within headspace Wagga Wagga. The Vocational Specialist will work with young people who experience barriers to employment and/or education to support them to achieve their vocation and/or education goals.

This will involve assertive outreach work combined with excellent youth engagement skills to ensure young people are well supported and are linked to suitable employment opportunities.

This is a fixed-term position available part time, based in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess:

  1. Tertiary qualifications including relevant professional registration as required and/or experience in employment services, vocational rehabilitation, career development or a related field.
  2. Extensive knowledge of issues that impact young people when accessing employment and/or educational opportunities.
  3. Demonstrated experience placing and supporting young people with complex needs in employment and educational settings.
  4. Demonstrated experience and success at initiating and sustaining collaborative partnerships with a range of organisations within the employment and education service system.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the attached position description .

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $77,854.40 to $79,000.98 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.


To apply

To apply, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the "Apply" button on the website: Vocational Specialist - headspace Wagga Wagga

 

Contact Details

For further information, please contact the Manager, headspace Wagga Wagga on 02 6937 9000 or email careers@racr.org.au

 

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 16 May 2021

For more information contact:

Name: Shane Thomas
Phone: 6937 9000
Email: careers@racr.org.au

Apply now

Deadline: 16 May 2021, 12:00 pm

About the Role

The focus of the Senior Vocational Specialist is to implement the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) within headspace Wagga Wagga. The Senior Vocational Specialist will work with young people who experience barriers to employment and/or education to support them to achieve their vocation and/or education goals. The Senior Vocation Specialist will be responsible for ensuring seamless data collection and will support the headspace manager in completion of reports.

This is a fixed-term position available part time, based in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess:

  1. Tertiary qualifications including relevant professional registration as required and/or experience in employment services, vocational rehabilitation, career development or a related field.
  2. Experience in mentoring and supervising staff and within the Vocation and Education industry or similar supervision experience.
  3. Experience in data collection and preparing reports for Government bodies as per funding guidelines.
  4. Extensive knowledge of issues that impact young people when accessing employment and/or educational opportunities.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the attached position description. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

Salary & Benefits 

The salary on offer is in the range of $84,242.14 - $87,176.86 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.


To apply

To apply, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the "Apply" button on website:  Senior Vocational Specialist - headspace Wagga Wagga 

Contact Details

For further information, please contact the Manager, headspace Wagga Wagga on 02 6937 9000 or email careers@racr.org.au

 

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 16 May 2021

For more information contact:

Name: Shane Thomas
Phone: 6937 9000
Email: careers@racr.org.au

Apply now

More information

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

Shane - Manager

Steph and Maddie - Reception

Kylie - Clinical Leader/Mental Health Clinician

Chloe - Intake Coordinator/Mental Health Clinician 

Lauren, Sarah & Julie - Youth Access Workers 

Kat & Tara - New Access Coaches

Curtis, Ellen, Jess, Shannon, Matt L & Matt Mc- Mental Health Clinicians

Dr Rachel - General Practitioner

Dr Syed - Tele-Psychiatrist

Cassie - Community Engagement and Awareness Officer

Rosario - AOD Counsellor

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How to contact our staff:

To access counselling, GP or dietitian appointments:          
Contact reception on (02) 6937 9000 - or see Referral's tab.

To contact our centre manager - Shane Thomas:
Contact Shane by phone on (02) 6937 9000, or email Shane.Thomas@headspacewagga.org.au

For all community engagement opportunities or enquiries:  
Contact Sarah by phone on (02) 6937 9000, or email Cassie.Maye@headspacewagga.org.au 

Kylie Hamblin is the mental health professional responsible for coordinating clinical care of headspace clients.
Kylie is the Clinical Leader and can be contacted on (02) 6937 9000.

Making an appointment to come and see someone at headspace Wagga Wagga is easy!

Firstly, we need a referral for you which just contains some basic information about you. It can be made by a professional (GP or worker from another service), a friend, a family member, or by you yourself.

To make a referral, you simply need to call us on (02) 6937 9000 or drop into our centre at 2/185 Morgan Street (see the location section for a map), and have a chat with one of our friendly receptionists. You could also download the referral form on the bottom of this page and return it via fax on (02)6937 9045, or email at myheadspace@headspacewagga.org.au . If it's easier for you, you can text us on 0439 218 891 and we can organise for a friendly headspace Wagga Wagga team member to give you a call and have a chat about making a referral. 

Once your referral has been received, a Youth Access Worker will contact you (or the allocated contact person indicated on your referral form) and they will arrange an appointment for you to have a chat about what is going on for you. They will then organise a plan with you about how we can best help you get back on track.

* Please keep in mind that we are a voluntary service, so the young person that is being referred to us must know about and consent to the referral.

 

Referral Form 

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 Wagga Wagga, 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 in Central Wagga Wagga at 2/185 Morgan 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 (02) 6937 9000 to see if we can organise an alternative arrangement. 

Additionally, Busabout Wagga Wagga has a public transport network across Wagga Wagga which can get you to your appointment. To see their timetables and where the buses stop, follow  the link below.

https://busaboutwagga.com.au/timetables.html

headspace Wagga Wagga welcomes client feedback and has a policy in place to address client 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 RACR, including headspace Wagga Wagga, we invite you to complete a Client Feedback Form. The Client Feedback Form and further information can be accessed by following the link below. 

http://www.racr.relationships.org.au/contact-us/feedback-and-complaints 

We are a friendly group of young people from the local area, aged between 16 and 25 years old. We all strive to provide a safe and friendly group for people to join, have fun, and help work towards a common interest of promoting youth mental health. Being a member of the YRG is a voluntary role that offers you an opportunity to have your say and improve health services for young people in your community. YRG members gain valued skills and experience. Although we discuss important things, our meetings are casual and food is provided when we meet at the centre.

As a group we aim to:

  • Provide input about things that matter to young people
  • Ensure that headspace Wagga Wagga is providing youth friendly services
  • Provide feedback and evaluations of the staff and services
  • Support the promotion of headspace programs and key messages
  • Be active in the community in raising awareness about youth mental health
  • Develop community events and promotions

Our Youth Reference Group is currently meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 5 to 7pm via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions.

If you are aged between 16- 25 years and interested to find out more, please contact Cassie on (02) 6937 9000 or Cassie.Maye@headspacewagga.org.au

Please find the application form below:

YRG application form 

 PLEASE NOTE: The YRG has a maximum capacity of 15 young people. 

 

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headspace Wagga Wagga is proud to coordinate the Murrumbidgee Youth Mental Health Forum which is held annually in Wagga Wagga. This forum was originally implemented in the Murrumbidgee in 2012 and has been a huge success ever since! The forum is put together by a local Steering Committee comprising of education providers, mental health professionals and youth service representatives. 

The 2019 Steering Committee comprised of representatives from NSW Department of Education, Mission Australia, Personnel Group, City of Wagga Wagga, Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga, Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, Rural Advisory Mental Health Program - NSW Department of Health, Community Mental Health - NSW Department of Health, Murrumbidgee Pathways and School-Link - NSW Department of Health. 

The forum invites 10 students from each regional high school and a staff member to attend and find out about current youth mental health trends, ask those difficult questions and develop a project to improve mental health outcomes in their school community. 

Our Community Engagement Officer in 2019 was Sarah, who compiled a 2019 Post Event Report for the Youth Mental Health Forum which not only outlines the aims and objectives of the forum, but also demonstrates the incredible outcomes for school communities. To download and read the report, click on the pdf file below!

YMHF-Post-Event-Report-2019-FINAL.pdf

 

While the Murrumbidgee Youth Mental Health Forum was unable to go ahead as planned in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, we look forward to continuing the forum in coming years.