Intake and Treatment Clinician ? headspace Colac Barwon Health


  • Up to $20k relocation assistance provided to successful applicant
  • Ongoing role – hours negotiable to suit personal professional goals (0.3 minimum)
  • Guaranteed public health work whilst having the ability to maintain private practice from the same space
  • Intake, assess, engage, screen, coordinate care and provide counselling to young people

About the service

Barwon Health’s Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services and Colac Area Health, in collaboration with other local Colac partners, are establishing a new headspace centre for young people in the Colac/Otway region experiencing early symptoms of mental health disorders and common co-occurring difficulties.

The new Colac centre will act as a ‘one-stop shop’ for young people (aged 12-25 years old) in the community with mental health and wellbeing concerns. It will provide no (or low) cost, youth friendly, holistic care across the headspace four core streams: Mental Health, physical and sexual health, alcohol and other drugs and vocational training/educational support. The centre will prioritise providing and tailoring services to young people at-risk and in the early stages of their condition.

About the role

As the successful applicant, you will be committed to delivering high quality primary mental health and AOD interventions for young people aged 12-25 with mental health and wellbeing concerns. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team, consisting of general practitioners (GPs), allied health and nursing staff to facilitate the provision of coordinated clinical care and treatment.

The key objectives of this role are:

  • To intake, assess, engage, screen, coordinate care and provide counselling services to young people
  • To discuss and direct to other service linkages outside headspace as required
  • To participate in supporting a timely, responsive and efficient youth mental health counselling service

Please note the FTE for this role is negotiable to suit your own personal and professional goals (0.3 FTE minimum). You will have the opportunity to guaranteed public health work and maintain private practice from the same space (Colac Youth Hub).

A headspace centre operates in accordance with the headspace Centre Service Model and provides all four core streams including Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health, Alcohol and other drugs and Vocational and Educational support. To find out more about headspace visit:

What we offer

  • Up to $20,000 cash re-imbursement to cover relocation expenses
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave and take leave without pay
  • Located in the northern suburbs of Geelong, we offer an easier commute from the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, rather than travelling across the city
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to 24/7 employee wellness facility
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments / Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact [email protected] noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon health immunisation policy 

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