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Mental Health Clinician - headspace Graduate Program - Australia Wide

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  • Kick-start your career in youth mental health by developing your practice with support
  • Be supported to develop and consolidate the foundational skills and knowledge required to work in youth mental health
  • Experience two 12-month rotations across different headspace services

We encourage you to read all about the headspace graduate program and graduate clinician positions on our website: headspace Graduate Program.


The headspace graduate program offers you a 24-month position, with the opportunity to experience two 12-month rotations across two different headspace services. As a headspace clinician, you will play a pivotal role in delivering services to young people and their families within headspace's internationally renowned model of youth mental health care. You will contribute to developing and providing high quality intake/assessment and ongoing psychological services to young people and their families and will make meaningful impact in the local community. For First Nations clinicians, headspace offers opportunities that meet you where you're at, and allow you to develop your skills working in youth mental health - read more about the First Nations stream on our website.


We are looking for clinicians who have recently qualified as Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, or Social Workers in the last three years.

  • Occupational Therapists and Psychologists must have full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency by 1 February 2025
  • Social Workers must have or be eligible for full registration with the Australian Association of Social Work by 1 February 2025


  • Motivated to participate in a graduate program that provides a hands-on comprehensive introduction to the youth mental health sector
  • Engaged and energetic - those who bring enthusiasm to their work, embracing the challenges and rewards of working in youth mental health
  • Committed to self-development - those who take ownership of their growth and actively seek learning opportunities and feedback
  • Resilient and reflective - those who are resilient in the face of challenges, and understand how to support their own self-care in order to stay well and be effective in their role
  • Passionate and driven - those who are looking to make a difference and strive to provide good care to those they work with
  • Open to new experiences - those who are willing to learn by engaging in a range of work opportunities, and working in a new community, including in regional, rural and remote settings


  • A competitive remuneration package with offers commencing at $70,000 + 11.5% super commensurate with experience
  • Access to generous salary packaging up to the maximum amount ($15,900) per year
  • 1 day a week of protected learning time
  • Regular clinical supervision with a discipline-matched supervisor - this level of clinical supervision is valued at over $7,150 in the first year, and $5,720 in the second year if sourced independently
  • Regular cultural supervision for First Nations clinicians
  • Access to a two-year structured professional development program delivered by experts in the youth mental health sector - the education program is conservatively estimated to be valued at $10,000 per year if individuals sourced similar training opportunities independently
  • Access to relocation support for those relocating over 100km, including reimbursement of moving costs and temporary accommodation
  • Reimbursement for all credentialling and pre-employment checks
  • A team dedicated to supporting your entry into the youth mental health workforce


  1. First - visit https://headspace.org.au/careers/graduates/ where you'll find everything you need to know about the Program
  2. Next - review the how to apply guide (at the back of the Applicant Pack) and prepare your responses to the short-answer questions
  3. Finally - scroll down and click 'Apply now'


  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Hold a current employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) or pass a WWCC
  • Satisfactorily undergo a headspace Police Check

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.

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