Are you interested in working with young people?

headspace Ashfield, Bondi Junction, Camperdown, Hurstville and Miranda are looking for GPs to come and work with young people at their centres.

There are more than 90 headspace centres across Australia with the above five centres funded by CESPHN. Each headspace centre is a youth-friendly place where young people, 12 - 25 years can access low cost or free help, for a range of health and wellbeing concerns. Services are provided by a variety of professionals working in each centre including youth workers, allied mental health workers, GPs and psychiatrists.

GPs have a key role in assessing young people including the preparation of GP mental health treatment plans that allow young people to access psychological services. In addition to mental health issues, GPs are encouraged and supported to engage young people around sexual health, drugs and alcohol, physical health as well as preventative health care.

Working at a headspace centre gives GPs an opportunity to:

  • improve the lives of young people as part of an interesting and innovative team
  • provide a full range of health services
  • be part of a supportive, multidisciplinary team
  • develop increased skills in working with young people

Other benefits include:

  • focus on evidence based practice from assessment to appropriate prescribing
  • modern, fully computerised facilities with reception and administration support
  • part-time sessional positions available

If you are interested in working with young people and would like more information about working at one of the headspace centres in our region please email Lesley Pullen, headspace Liaison, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN or call 9330 9952, and Lesley will link you in with your preferred centre.

Click here for more information from the national headspace website.