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NSW, Australia
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headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
New South Wales, Australia
12 days ago


Seeking experienced psychiatrists in youth mental health: headspace and the NSW COVID Recovery Program

  • Use your experience in youth mental health
  • Use your expertise in supporting and building multi-disciplinary team capacity
  • Flexible hours
  • Opportunity to be part of the dynamic National headspace Telepsychiatry team


headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We began in 2006, and ever since we’ve provided early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. Each year, we help thousands of young people, and their family and friends, access vital support through our headspace services in over 150 communities across Australia.


Like all mental health services, we’ve seen a significant increase in young people needing support during and post the COVID-19 pandemic, with an increased complexity of presentations.


To help in the recovery efforts, headspace National has been commissioned by the NSW Ministry of Health to deliver on the NSW Government COVID-19 Recovery Package. An important component of this program is to increase access to psychiatry, including via telepsychiatry, for young people and headspace centres in metro, regional and rural NSW.


You will be involved in:

Working with young people

Young people access highly qualified psychiatrists to receive diagnostic and management advice through their GP referral via a headspace centre.

Building team capacity

Supporting and building the expertise of local health workforces, including GPs, by providing access to a psychiatrist for case management advice and clinical supervision.

Presenting webinars for headspace centre teams

Webinars are tailored according to priority topics and also provide the opportunity for headspace centre multi-disciplinary team members to interact with our psychiatrists.


headspace Telepsychiatry is growing and we are seeking interest from experienced child and adolescent and adult psychiatrists who are looking for diversity in their practice - to support young people and clinicians in 38 headspace centres in NSW, as well as centres in other States/Territories.

headspace Telepsychiatry will provide your administration such as bookings, billing through MBS (where applicable) and other supports.


To be part of the team we require that you:

  • have current APHRA registration as a psychiatrist
  • be an established Private Practitioner in NSW or other State/Territory
  • possess experience in providing health services to young people
  • be willing to obtain a CrimCheck (Police Check) through headspace
  • be willing to obtain Working with Children Checks in all States and Territories
  • have current professional indemnity and medical malpractice insurance
  • understand the importance of evidence-based, best practice interventions
  • have significant experience in the delivery of contemporary mental health practices
  • be comfortable working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • be competent using technology such as video conferencing.


We are seeking Expressions of Interest from psychiatrists with the above qualifications to provide telepsychiatry services into headspace centres in NSW, as well as other States/Territories.


Application process

For a confidential discussion call Deb Hopwood on 0427394853

Please address your application with CV to Deb Hopwood, headspace Telepsychiatry Manager.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64884891
  • Location:
    New South Wales, Australia
    Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Northern Territory, Australia
    Queensland, Australia
    South Australia, Australia
    Tasmania, Australia
    Victoria, Australia
    Western Australia, Australia
  • Position Title: Psychiatrist
  • Company Name For Job: headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
  • Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2022
  • Position Type: Other
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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