National Integration Advisor – Clinical Practice Headspace National Office


  • Make a difference to young people by joining an innovative and well recognised NFP
  • Newly created full-time position, open to applicants across Melbourne and Brisbane
  • Hybrid work environment where you can work from home and our CBD office

What is headspace

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, our online and phone counselling services, our vocational services, and our presence in schools. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit

About the role

The National Partnership Agreement for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention came into effect on 11 March 2022.

All states and territories jurisdictions have signed bilateral agreements with the Commonwealth Government to deliver the National Plan over five financial years from 2021/22 to 2025/26. As well as defining the funding flows for services including headspace, the bilateral agreements pursue increased integration between Commonwealth and state funded services, and regional commissioning of services.

In this context the National Integration Advisor is tasked with developing and providing guidance across headspace National regarding integration, including integrated care at an individual level and service integration. Under broad direction and typically working with a high level of autonomy, the position will play a pivotal role in the design and development of the resources guiding integration.

The National Integration Advisor will work to ensure all headspace services are evidence-based, underpinned by robust clinical governance, quality and safety principles, and developed in collaboration with young people and their families and friends. The National Integration Advisor will also undertake an advisory role, providing up-to-date information to key internal stakeholders. The position will adopt a continuous improvement focus to further build the reputation of headspace as a leader in integration.

This role reports to the Head of Clinical Leadership. To deliver the coordinated and impactful approach to inter-governmental engagement required, the National Integration Advisor will form part of a cross functional team comprising representatives from the Clinical Practice, headspace Services and Strategy Impact and Policy Divisions. The cross functional team will be led by the Executive Director, Strategy, Impact and Policy, who will play a whole of headspace National coordinating role.

Who we’re looking for

To be successful in this role you will have extensive knowledge of mental health issues faced by young people, indicated treatments for high prevalence disorders and the literature underpinning such approaches. You will have extensive experience in clinical leadership, research and/or knowledge translation, and demonstrated project management skills.

You will have a comprehensive understanding of the mental health service system in Australia and the delivery of mental health services in a primary care setting, along with knowledge and understanding of current health/mental health policy issues in Australia including its impact on service system reform and the establishment of integrated and coordinated service delivery.

You will also have a tertiary undergraduate or post-graduate qualification in a relevant field.

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 more information on salary packaging, please refer to: [link removed].
  • Hybrid work environment where you can work from home and in the Melbourne or Brisbane 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 view 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 Nick Duigan, Head of Clinical Leadership at [email protected]
  • Applications close 19 October 2022

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
  • Have proof and be up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations in accordance with the headspace COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy and any Government directives

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.



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