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Youth Mental Health Clinician - Private Practice

If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people then we want to hear from you. Start your private practice with us!


If you are a Registered or Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, or Better Access to Mental Health (BAMH) Endorsed Occupational Therapist with a Medicare provider number, then consider joining us at headspace Port Adelaide!


As a Youth Mental Health Clinician – Private Practice, you will provide focused psychological strategies to young people aged 12-25 years old with mild to moderate mental health concerns, under Medicare’s Better Access initiative.


Private practitioners will be provided with the following:

  • Ongoing Medicare referrals from both our own co-located General Practitioners and our partner General Practices in the community  
  • Use of a youth-friendly waiting room and consultation room
  • Reception and administration support
  • Infrastructure such as wireless Internet, telephone, and photocopier/fax
  • Collegial support from a vibrant multidisciplinary team
  • Opportunities to participate in professional development activities
  • Flexibility in negotiating number of sessions per day and working hours

In return, private practitioners will be required to:

  • Independently process Medicare bulk-billing
  • Keep 100% of your Medicare earnings 
  • Provide bulk-billed services to referred young people (without upfront or co-payment)
  • Maintain electronic client records and data collection in-line with Medicare Australia and organizational guidelines
  • Obtain their own ABN and personal professional indemnity insurance
  • Undergo a DHS Working with Children Check

What you need to bring




     You must be one of the following:

  • A psychologist who is registered without limitation as a person who may
    provide that kind of service under the applicable law in force in the State
    or Territory in which the service is provided
  • OR a social worker who has membership of the Australian Association of
    Social Workers (AASW) and is certified by AASW as meeting the
    standards for mental health set out in the document published by AASW
    titled ‘Practice Standards for Mental Health Social Workers’, as in force
    on 8 November 2008
  • OR an occupational therapist who is registered as a person who may
    provide that kind of service under the applicable law in force in the State
    or Territory in which the service is provided
  • AND has a Medicare Provider number
  • AND has or is willing to obtain an ABN and personal and professional
    indemnity insurance
  • Valid Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check (previously known as ‘Child-Related Employment Screening Clearance’)
  • Ability to comply with COVID-19 vaccination requirements

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this position. To access the position description or submit your application click on the Apply button!


For further information, please contact Nicole Wilson, Manager, on 08 8215 6740.

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