Mental Health Consultant (Education) - NSW/ACT

Salary: $70 000 - $90 000

Deadline: 25/05/2020 11:55pm

  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health
  • $70,000 - $90,000 commensurate with skills and experience
  • Generous salary packaging opportunities available, up to the maximum amount

Tell me about the role…

An exciting role exists for an energetic Education Professional to support schools through the implementation of the Be You Initiative. headspace, as the implementation partner, will work with Beyond Blue to deliver an interactive framework of evidenced-based information, professional advice and support to primary and secondary schools. The Be You Initiative through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

You will support school communities through promoting mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention with the goal of improving outcomes for young people and their families. Drawing on your considerable knowledge and experience in stakeholder management and working with schools, you will be the key contact for schools in their assigned region in order to build and maintain strong relationships. 

What We're Looking For

headspace is seeking an engaging individual with significant experience in influencing change and working in collaborative partnerships with school leadership teams and/or education authorities. Applications demonstrating experience with the implementation of mental health and wellbeing initiatives and with an applied understanding of youth mental health issues including suicide postvention, suicide and the impact of trauma on school communities will be highly valued. This position calls for the ability to engage, liaise and interact with a broad range of stakeholders across the national health and education sectors.

The finer details…

This role requires intra-state and inter-state travel. In return, we offer a generous car allowance, as well as a flexible and dynamic work environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians.

The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $90,000, with salary commensurate with skills and experience, plus generous salary packaging opportunities up to the maximum amount.

This role is being offered until 30 June 2021 in line with our current funding arrangement.

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) is required for this position.

Application Process

To apply for the role of Consultant – Be You (Education), please click on the ‘Apply now’ link below to  submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the following three (3) Key Selection Questions. To review the Position Description, click here. Please limit your response to these questions to no more than 300 words per question.

Key Selection Questions:

1. What is your understanding of how mental health impacts young people and their learning, relating this to your experience?

2. Describe your experience and/or understanding of a whole school approach to mental health in schools, spanning mental health promotion, prevention, early intervention and postvention.

3. What are some of key considerations in engaging schools in a mental health program, such as Be You? Drawing on your experience

Applications Close: Monday 25 May 2020, 11:55PM

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role and all current vacancies.

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: Rachel Jewell
Phone: 0475 838 049

Apply now