headspace Employment Support

For young people aged 15-25 who need help with finding employment

We can help.

headspace Employment Support provides help to people under the age of 25 to plan a career, find employment or work towards further education, in a highly accessible, confidential and youth-friendly environment.

The service is entirely voluntary and is not connected to Centrelink Job Service Providers.

Our employment programs are based on a successful evidence – based model known as Individual Placement Support (IPS) which has been implemented in Australia and internationally with outstanding results. Learn more about our service model.

What do we offer?

  • One-on-one support

    Our Employment Specialists will provide you with assistance tailored to your needs.

  • Guidance along the entire way

    Receive guidance along the entire journey towards employment, including job searching, writing resumes and preparing for interviews.

  • Youth friendly environment

    Our friendly staff will provide you a safe, confidential and judgement-free service.

  • Enitrely voluntary service

    Our service is voluntary and free to access. We are separate from Job Active and DES providers, so you can work with both headspace and other job services.

Accessing this service

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for headspace Employment Support you must;

  • be a young person aged 15-25 with mental illness;
  • be an eligible client of Sonder or headspace Edinburgh North;
  • have employment, education or training goals and be facing barriers to achieving these goals, and
  • be willing to participate in the service and able to make an informed decision to participate.

Who are the headspace Employment Support staff?

The headspace Employment Staff are skilled Employment Specialists and Mental Health Clinicians.

Your Employment Specialist will guide you along the entire journey towards employment and provide help as needed which could include completing vocational assessments to identify suitable jobs, helping with writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, speaking to employers to identify potential job opportunities and helping to manage your requirements of Centrelink or Job Service Providers.

Your headspace Clinician will continue to work with you to improve your health and wellbeing.

How do I access the service?

To access the service, you must already be a client of headspace Edinburgh North.

All you need to do is speak with your Mental Health Clinician and let them know that you want some help looking for work. Your Clinician will then make a referral on your behalf and someone from the Employment Support team will contact you to arrange a first appointment.

Booking an appointment with headspace is as simple as phoning or emailing your nearest headspace centre to find a time that suits you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Backed by a successful, evidence-based model

Sonder's employment programs are based on a successful evidence – based model known as Individual Placement Support (IPS) which has been implemented in Australia and internationally with outstanding results.

Learn more

headspace Employment Support is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.