September 14, 2018

Case Detection Officer

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Full time position, based in Adelaide CBD
  • Competitive salary and generous salary packaging opportunities

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) ensures the provision of early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people aged 12 – 25 years who are at risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis based on the Early Psychosis Prevention Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model of care.

Reporting to the headspace Adelaide Manager, the Case Detection Officer will be a part of the hYEPP Community Engagement Team and be responsible for using the principles of early detection and intervention to implement initiatives that enable successful translation of knowledge to support increased awareness, identification and support for young people at risk of early psychosis.

As a Case Detection Officer you will function autonomously, as well as work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The incumbent will work to improve mental health literacy around early psychosis in the wider community, identify and support referral to the service to facilitate early detection and intervention for young people at risk of psychosis, develop and implement resources to support case detection, and reduce the duration of untreated psychosis.

headspace is seeking an individual with a strong understanding of the development of psychosis, its impact and treatment options, as well as a sound understanding of the mental health landscape in South Australia, and a broad view of the range of services available to young people in the local government, health, education, employment and youth sectors. You will have relevant tertiary qualifications in either Community Development, Social Planning, Social/Behavioural Science, Social Work or other relevant field, and clinical experience with clinical mental health, youth mental health or psychosis services. Ideally you will have the ability to develop, implement and evaluate community engagement activities, have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) and the capacity to develop effective working relationships, collaborations and partnerships with a range of services.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Competitive remuneration is offered, dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications Close: Monday 1 October 2018 at 9:00am

For more information: Please contact Lisa Greene, headspace Adelaide Manager, on 1800 063 267

Application Process: To apply please visit headspace website at

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