Mental Health Clinician – Connect Headspace National Office


Headspace Connect Clinician

  • Make a difference to young people by joining an innovative and well recognised national not-for-profit
  • Full time/part time, Hybrid role WFH and in Melbourne office
  • Established and well-functioning collaborative team environment

What is headspace National

headspace is the leading youth mental health organisation in Australia. Recognised globally, headspace helps thousands of young people, and their family and friends, access vital support through our headspace services in over 149 communities across Australia. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit

About the role

This exciting and diverse position will

  • Engage young people referred to the service in brief evidence-based person-centred and holistic therapeutic support to young people for up to 10 weeks
  • Create a collaborative care plan that engages with the difficulties the young person is experiencing and supports positive progress through utilising digital resources
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders, such as referring headspace centre across the country

Who we’re looking for

headspace is seeking someone with

  • Essential criteria: Approved tertiary qualification in an allied health discipline, including social work, psychology, mental health nursing, and occupational therapy, or a Masters in Counselling. Eligibility for membership of an appropriate professional body. Social workers are required to be eligible for full membership with AASW. Psychologists, mental health nurses, and occupational therapists are required to have full registration with AHPRA. Those with a Masters in Counselling need to have membership (or be eligible for full professional registration) at a minimum of Level 3 within the Australian Counselling Association scope of practice guidelines.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a mental health setting since full registration, with demonstrated experience in the provision of mental health care, including completion of mental health assessments, crisis intervention, psychoeducation and short-term treatment interventions.
  • Robust knowledge of the common mental health issues faced by young people, therapeutic interventions for high prevalence disorders (such as CBT for mood and anxiety disorders) and the literature underpinning such approaches.
  • Experience with online service provision, a knowledge and experience in adolescent development, and a broad understanding of the mental health service system in Australia

What’s on offer

  • A workplace where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work
  • Excellent salary packaging up to the maximum amount ($15,900) – for further info go to Smart Salary
  • Hybrid work environment where you can work from home and in the Melbourne CBD office
  • Professional development opportunities
  • First-rate CBD location with great on-site facilities
  • A focus on wellbeing
  • A commitment to diversity

How to apply

  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ to see the position description, and to complete your application.
  • Your application must include a resume and cover letter telling us why you are the best candidate for the role considering the Key Responsibilities found in the position description
  • For more information contact: Clinical Coordinator Rob Gardiner
  • email: [email protected] mobile: 0450 013 335
  • Applications close 01 October 2023

To be eligible for this position you must

  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent, and/or pass all of the WWCC(s) required for this role (please note that for some roles, headspace requires WWCCs for other State/Territories in addition to your Home State)
  • Satisfactorily undergo a headspace Police Check

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.



Headspace National Office

Job Salary

Full time