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Contractor Opportunities

We have exciting opportunities available for contractors and private practitioners across our mental health services. Our flexible models will support you to achieve job satisfaction while providing critical support to people in regional communities. 

“I cannot understate the value of this service and how important it is to rural areas.”
Client, Strong Minds Western

Contractor opportunities - mental health clinicians

Contractors play an essential role in providing quality services to people, wherever they choose to live. Working from your own practice, we will provide you with a steady client referral source in exchange for the delivery of high-quality mental health services.  

As a psychologist, mental health social worker/occupational therapist or mental health nurse, you will deliver integrated primary mental health services by facilitating engagement, assessment and therapeutic intervention for people living in remote Western NSW. 

“People who are facing mental health challenges are often so resilient and inspiring, I feel lucky to work alongside my clients to help them move towards their goals.”
Rachel Collins, Mental Health Clinician, Strong Minds Western


Why become a contractor with Marathon Health?

  • Choose your own hours 
  • Active referral pathways managed by our Central Intake Team 
  • Fees negotiable on a per session basis, including negotiable rate for ‘client fail to attend’ at a competitive rate 
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary team and build collaborative relationships with other mental health clinicians including psychologists, mental health nurses, mental health social workers and OTs, Aboriginal health workers and more. 

“The opportunities that I have had available since starting at Marathon Health have been phenomenal, I have gained so much experience and professional development.”
Leah Campbell, New Access Coach, Marathon Health


Private practitioner - headspace

Private practitioners are crucial to ensuring regional young people receive timely support at a pivotal time in their life. For headspace services, this includes supporting our client’s mental wellbeing, as well as general health issues, sexual health, alcohol and other drug issues, and other lifestyle interventions.  

Our headspace centres have opportunities for a variety of private practitioners including psychiatrists, psychologists, GPs, social workers, nurse practitioners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners and dietitians. 

As a private practitioner you will work within our centres – virtually or in person – as part of our multi-disciplinary team. 

Why become a private practitioner with headspace?

  • Start your own private practice without all the overheads (we provide you with the clinical space, hardware and software, IT support and everything else you need) 
  • Our team will manage your billing and appointments for free (no admin or rental charges)
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary team and make a difference to young people 
  • Choose your own hours 
  • Active referral pathways managed by our Central Intake Team
  • Above MBS rates payable 
  • Relocation incentives may be available 
  • Access to clinical escalation and peer supervision  
  • Contribution to professional development may be available 

“I enjoy going to work as I find a strength and passion in supporting people, particularly the young people that we support at headspace. Every day is different and you're never quite sure what you're going to get. I'm a born and bred local from the central west and have witnessed first-hand how difficult it can be for some people in our area to access mental health services and opportunities. I think it's important to invest in these services as it will ultimately provide support for local communities to thrive.”
Sarah Dick, Senior Youth Care Coordinator, headspace


Find out more

If you’d like to know more about our contractor and private practitioner opportunities: 

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