Private Practitioner – Psychologist or Social Worker or Occ Therapist – FT or PT Katoomba

30 August 2021

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  It’s mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well-being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country. 

  • Flexible Full time or Part time in headspace Katoomba
  • 100% of billings + full admin support
  • Opportunity to provide some service via Telehealth

Role Overview

Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

The position’s purpose is to provide MBS funded headspace clinical services, ensuring that the clinical activities you deliver are within your relevant professional and individual scope of practice; are evidence-based; are of high quality; and demonstrate a holistic approach to client management.

Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide youth friendly, evidenced based Focussed Psychological Strategies/Psychological Therapy as specified by the referring GP under the Medicare Better Access Initiative.
  • Provide evidenced based group interventions to young people as specified by the referring GP under the Medicare Better Access Initiative.
  • Maintain accurate and timely case notes and records in our approved case management database system (Mastercare EMR) as required. 
  • As per Medicare reporting requirements, provide reports to the referring GP at the required intervals

Essential Criteria

  • Genuine interest in providing clinical services to assist some of the most vulnerable members of the community;
  • Highly visible passion and energy that motivates others;
  • Full registration with the relevant body (AHPRA or AASW);
  • Evidence based practice and previous experience in delivering psychological interventions;
  • A flexible and solutions focussed approach to practice;
  • Eligibility to provide services under Medicare and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Have an ABN or be able to obtain one;
  • Relevant Criminal History checks.


In return you will be rewarded with the most competitive employment conditions in the industry including:

  • 100% of billings;
  • Opportunity to provide services via Telehealth as per changes to Medicare legislation;
  • Consulting space and full administrative support which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and room bookings all taken care of for you;
  • A supportive, flexible and autonomous work environment;
  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals for consumers who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Opportunity to be a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team.

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.

This is your opportunity to promote hope and recovery in peoples lives!

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Check and provide Working with Children Clearance.

For further information, please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager, Primary Care Services on 0409 425 661 or  To Apply do not email cv but click Apply button. 


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