Work and Study Specialist (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people)

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000

Deadline: 21/04/2020 5:00pm

  • Join an award winning service within a well recognised national Not for Profit
  • Full-time based in Melbourne CBD
  • Competitive salary ($60,000 - $70,000 full time equivalent)  including generous salary packaging benefits

Tell me about the role……

headspace Work and Study is an international first, delivering assistance to young people facing barriers to work and study. Support is tailored to a young person’s needs using a strength based approach to help them reach their goals. All support happens online, meaning young people right across Australia can access the service.

The service targets 15-25 year olds who are looking to find, engage in or maintain work and/or study. Work and Study Specialists (Career Advisors) work directly with a caseload of young people via web chat, phone, email and video chat. They provide vocational support to help young people manage the impact of mental health challenges on work/study engagement. Specialists engage with educational institutions (TAFEs, universities etc), employment agencies and employers to assist young people.

This role works directly with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people who are accessing the service, ensuring they receive tailored and appropriate support. The position also works more broadly with community organisations and services, helping to increase access and awareness of the service for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people. 

This role works in a small and collaborative team which includes one existing dedicated Work and Study Specialist (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people). This role will work closely with their counterpart to ensure appropriate and effective service support for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people. The service also has a dedicated clinician on the team who works with Specialists to provide integrated clinical care to ensure young people can balance their mental health and wellbeing alongside their work/study.

This is a career opportunity not to be missed for professionals who want to work in an environment that promotes a culturally positive, personalised and strengths based approach to career development, job seeking and educational attainment.

Who are we looking for?

Please note, headspace considers that being an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)

If you are committed to providing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people with inclusive and supportive work and study assistance to help them reach their goals then this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. You will have experience supporting young people in the work/study sector, or a related field (eg. health or youth work).

Naturally, you will demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, along with a proven ability to problem solve and develop relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander led community organisations.

The finer details….

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered as a full time position. Applicants may be required to work flexible hours between 7.30 am-7.30pm.

Applications close: Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Application Process: Please click on the Apply Now link to upload your personal details, letter of application (with answers to the written questions below—please note responses to individual key selection criteria are not required.), and your CV. Please find the Position Description here. 

The headspace Reconciliation Action Plan has recently been implemented through a co-design process with employees across the organisation. We are committed to strengthening the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in everything that we do and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role and all current vacancies.

For more information contact:

Name: Ella Hewitt
Phone: (03) 9027 0177

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