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Headspace – Stride Mental Health is looking for a Registered Nurse

Job title: Registered Nurse

About the organisation

We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention. Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey. As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We’re here to Stride.

About the service

Headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.

On Offer

  • Based across both Hurstville and Miranda sites
  • Part-time (0.6/0.8 FTE) & Fixed-term (ending 30/06/2023)
  • Paying in line with Nurses Award plus Super
  • Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Leave loading at 17.5%
  • One paid wellbeing leave day per year
  • Purchase up to 5 additional leave days in a 12 month period (pro rata entitlement if part-time)
  • Stride Rewards – access to discounts from 100s of retailers (fashion, food and fitness)
  • Reflective practice supervision
  • Excellent training and career development
  • Supportive team environment

The Registered Nurse will

  • Provide an exceptional standard of youth friendly care to headspace clients
  • Work within the multidisciplinary team to support the physical & mental health needs of young people and their families/carers
  • Support GP and Mental health clinicians in monitoring medication and the physical health of young people
  • Liaise with General Practitioners to ensure that the health needs of young people are being met
  • Provide sexual health checks to young people (where within scope of practice )
  • Engage in health education & promotion activities
  • Provide psychoeducation to young people, their carers and external stakeholders as required
  • Assist team with triage and mental health assessment

Role overview

The Registered Nurse operates as a liaison point between the Mental health clinicians and the GP team, and provides primary health services directly to young people within their scope of practice and under the supervision of the GP’s

Requirements

  • Current Registration as Registered Nurse (Division 2) with AHPRA with tertiary qualifications in Nursing (RN Yr 2 +)
  • Registered Nurse with current AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) registration
  • Experience working with young people plus demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the mental health needs of young people (12 – 25 years) and their families.
  • Minimum 2 years post graduate nursing experience working in a mental health area
  • The ability to autonomously provide comprehensive nursing services in the general practice setting.
  • Knowledge of best practice interventions and models of care for young people
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality physical and mental health assessments with young people
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team environment
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a WWCC
  • Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance


Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all positions (in accordance with Public Health Orders, Work Health and Safety and duty of care obligations for staff and participants/students). As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with all government orders and directives.

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date of 2 February 2023.

For queries email recruitment@stride.com.au

For more details please contact them:

Practice contact number: 02 9575 1500

Practice contact email: headspace.hurstville@stride.com.au