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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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