Vacancy Details

Vacancy Info:

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We are currently looking for experienced: - Registered Psychologists, Social Workers and Mental Health Occupational Therapists
Vacancy Type
Position Title
Allied Health Professionals
Hours Per Week
Eligible 3GA placement?
Eligible OMPS placement?
Position From
12 Oct 2018
Ad Expiry Date
24 Nov 2018
Date Posted
12 Oct 2018
Date Updated
12 Oct 2018


Position Description



For over 30 years Samaritans has been providing unconditional support to many different groups of people. Samaritans core values of compassion, integrity and justice continue to be central to everything we do. Our services support people with a disability, young people, children, families, those escaping domestic violence, and those leaving prison, among others. 

Our vision is to build communities where there is care for the vulnerable and where each individual has the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in community life. Behind this vision is a united team made up of over 800 staff members and 400 volunteers who work together throughout Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast, Mid-Western and the Mid-North Coast regions of NSW.

We want to work with people who believe in this vision and are genuinely committed to making a difference to their community.

headspace Maitland consists of a team of health professionals that provide support and therapeutic services to young people 12 – 25 years in the areas of: mental health, drug and alcohol, primary health and educational and vocational services.


We are currently looking for experienced:

- Registered Psychologists

- Social Workers

- Mental Health Occupational Therapists 

These positions will provide services in a primary health care setting at our “one stop shop” in Maitland under an early intervention/prevention framework for young people with mild to moderate mental health issues who have been referred by a General Practitioner. You must have experience with adolescent mental health and wellbeing, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people.

This is an opportunity to work as a Private Practitioner within the headspace Maitland multidisciplinary team operated by the Samaritans Foundation. Our Private Practitioners have the opportunity to work collaboratively with our General Practitioner, other Private Allied Health Providers and experienced intake and assessment team. You will also have the opportunity to work in collaboration with our government and non-government partner services.

Essentials Description

Applicants must hold: 

  • An Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia or other Professional Governing body
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Medicare Provider Number

In addition, applicants must be willing to undertake a Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check and be eligible to provide focused psychological and other services under the MBS Better Access Scheme.

Description of Benefits

Some of the benefits we offer our practitioners are:

  • The opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including our headspace Intake and Assessment team, Psychologists, Social Workers, Drug and Alcohol Workers, General Practitioner and Early Intervention Youth Workers for case discussion & seamless referrals
  • Support from our reception staff to schedule and confirm appointments for clients
  • Assistance for clients to access a range of community support services including accommodation, vocational, education and training, family therapy and financial assistance
  • A steady and continual stream of clients wishing to access services and support
  • Flexible hours of work

If this sounds like you then click on the "Apply for this job" button and submit your resume and cover letter that MUST address the essential criteria.


Closing date: Saturday 10 November 2018 at 5:00pm

You must have the right to live and work in Australia.

No agencies or third-party applications please.

Contact Details:

Practice Name
Samaritans Foundation
Contact Name
Felicity Scott
Main Phone
Secondary Phone


73 High St
Maitland, NSW, 2320