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Recruitment information

We offer a wide range of career opportunities at headspace National Office and through our national network of headspace centres.

For any recruitment or placements queries at a headspace centre please contact your nearest centre. For any National Office queries please contact recruitment@headspace.org.au 

Positions available at headspace

Consultant – MHE (Clinical) NSW, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health
  • Competitive salary, including generous salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Sydney

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.

An exciting new role exists for an energetic, clinically qualified mental health professional to support schools through the implementation of the Mental Health in Education (MHE) Program. headspace, as the implementation partner, will work with beyondblue to deliver an interactive framework of evidenced-based information, professional advice and support to primary and secondary schools. The MHE Program through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

The Consultant – MHE (Clinical) will provide a clinical response, tailored to the individual needs of school communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from suicide. Reporting to the State/Territory Schools Manager, you will ensure that schools receive timely and clinically sound support and remain updated on new resources and material available in the integrated program. You will support school communities to promote mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention with the goal of improving outcomes for young people and their families.

To be successful in this role, you will have completed your tertiary qualifications in an approved allied health discipline and be eligible for membership with the appropriate professional body. This role calls for a responsive individual who is experienced in the provision of youth mental health care, including risk assessment, and delivering clinical or advisory services to schools. Your highly developed communication skills will allow you to effectively deliver education and training packages and you will demonstrate the ability to engage, liaise and interact with a broad range of stakeholders across the national health and education sectors. Your empathetic style will enable you to effectively engage with families and other networks in the care of young people. This role primarily supports teachers, leaders and schools rather than providing direct clinical services to young people.

This role requires intra state and possibly interstate travel.

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 until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

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

 

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Applications close: Please note that applications will be reviewed as received. 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Ming Zhuo - HR Advisor
Phone: (03) 9027 0100

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.

headspace is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Apply now

Senior Consultant – MHE (Clinical) NSW, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health
  • Competitive salary, including generous salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Sydney

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.

An exciting new role exists for an energetic, clinically qualified mental health professional to support schools through the implementation of the Mental Health in Education (MHE) Program. Working consultatively, you will provide clinical oversight, governance and leadership to the delivery of services. headspace, as the implementation partner, will work with beyondblue to deliver an interactive framework of evidenced-based information, professional advice and support to primary and secondary schools. The MHE Program through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

The Senior Consultant – MHE (Clinical) will provide a clinical response, tailored to the individual needs of school communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from suicide. Reporting to the State/Territory Schools Manager, you will ensure that schools receive timely and clinically sound support and remain updated on new resources and material available in the integrated program. Drawing on your clinical expertise, you will be a point of consultation for schools and colleagues, and will take an active role in the development and implementation of state-based strategies and projects. Through a relationships-based approach, you will be responsible for strengthening partnerships with prospective and participating schools, along with fostering a collaborative and respectful team culture.

To be successful in this role, you will have completed your tertiary qualifications in an approved allied health discipline and be eligible for membership with the appropriate professional body. This role calls for a responsive individual who is experienced in the provision of youth mental health care, including risk assessment, and delivering clinical or advisory services to schools. Your highly developed communication skills will allow you to effectively deliver education and training packages and you will demonstrate the ability to engage, liaise and interact with a broad range of stakeholders across the national health and education sectors. Your empathetic style will enable you to effectively engage with families and other networks in the care of young people. This role primarily supports teachers, leaders and schools rather than providing direct clinical services to young people.

This role requires intra state and possibly interstate travel.

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 until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

 

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

 

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria  and your CV.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Applications close: Please note that applications will be reviewed as received. 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Ming Zhuo - HR Advisor
Phone: (03) 9027 0100

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.

headspace is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Apply now

Volunteer & Placement Opportunities, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Volunteer

For more information on current and upcoming volunteer and placement opportunities with us at headspace Dandenong please send your enquiry to volunteer.headspace@each.com.au

For more information contact:

Name: Lawerance Belshaw
Phone: (03) 8738 9880
Email: volunteer.headspace@each.com.au

Youth Reference Group Memeber (SYRG), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Grand Pacific Health

Salary: Volunteer

Volunteer Role

Are you aged between 16 and 25 and live in the Nowra/Shoalhaven area? Do you have something to say about youth mental health and wellbeing?

 Who can apply?

We are looking for anyone aged between 16 and 25 who is interested in promoting youth mental health and wellbeing in the Nowra/Shoalhaven area.

 We want you to apply if:

You have had your own experiences of feeling depressed, anxious or another mental health issue.

You have a friend or family member who has/or had a mental illness or addiction.

You feel passionate about and are interested in mental health issues and young people’s health and wellbeing in our community.

You are studying or want to study within the health field at TAFE and or University

headspace Nowra is also keen to hear the voices of Indigenous young people, young people from different cultural and language backgrounds, young parents, young people from rural and remote areas, young people of diverse sexualities and genders, and young people who have been homeless.

 What is the headspace Nowra Youth Reference Group?

headspace Nowra provides young people with the opportunity to be heard and be active around youth mental health and related issues through the Youth Reference Group (YRG).

There are a number of roles you can play in the YRG, including:

· Planning and organising special events

· Helping us to make our centre responsive to young people’s needs

· Giving feedback about local youth and health services

· Fundraising for headspace Nowra

· Presentations and activities with high schools, TAFE and UOW

· Accessing training and development opportunities

· Media promotions and interviews and publicity

· Sharing your experiences and encouraging early help seeking.

 By getting involved you will:

· Have the opportunity to have your say on local services

· Develop new skills

· Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health

· Make a difference to youth mental health in your community.

 

The Youth Reference Group meets fortnightly (during school terms) on a Wednesday afternoon  at headspace Nowra, and also provides regular feedback and input through an online forum.

If you have any other questions or wish to apply please contact Kaitlyn on 44215388 or email kmiddleotn@gph.org.au

 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Kailtyn
Phone: 4421 5388
Email: kmiddleton@gph.org.au

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.

headspace is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Volunteer & Placement Opportunities, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Volunteer

For more information on current and upcoming volunteer and placement opportunities with us at headspace Narre Warren please send your enquiry to volunteer.headspace@each.com.au

For more information contact:

Name: Lawerance Belshaw
Phone: (03) 8738 9880
Email: volunteer.headspace@each.com.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth & Community Engagement Project Officer- headspace, Port Adelaide, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Social and Community Services Employee Level 4 or 5 depending on qualifications

Deadline: 22/01/2018 5:00pm

Project Officer - ATSI Youth & Community Project
headspace, Port Adelaide

Be part of an organisation that makes a real difference.

  • Part-time (0.6 FTE)
  • Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Origin
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010
  • Social and Community Services Employee - Level 4 or 5 (depending on qualifications)
  • Salary Packaging Available

headspace Port Adelaide is a free, confidential, and youth-friendly service for young people aged 12-25 years. headspace Port Adelaide provides a range of specialised services to young people and their families who may be experiencing issues with their mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs, work & study, or financial health.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth & Community Engagement Project, which will take place between January and December 2018, aims to build the capacity of the headspace centre to respond to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people with a social and emotional wellbeing concern, and their families. This project focuses on engaging with the newly-released National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing 2017-2023 in order to develop a comprehensive and culturally appropriate stepped care model for young Aboriginal people in Adelaide's west that addresses their mental health concerns.

This will be achieved through workforce development; building a strong evidence base; building effective partnerships with Aboriginal services; health promotion strategies; supporting access to traditional and contemporary healing practices; and ensuring access to culturally and clinically sound mental health interventions.

The position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The core responsibilities of this role include:

  • Facilitating a project working group made up of key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or youth mental health stakeholders
  • Auditing headspace Port Adelaide against the standards contained in National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing 2017-2023
  • Advocating for a joined-up service system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait young people through service-level partnerships
  • Organise training workshops on the topics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing and narrative therapy
  • Act as a champion and cultural resource for the existing service delivery team
  • Developing and delivering project progress & evaluation reports

What you will need....

Essential:

  • Relevant three or four-year degree, such as in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing, with relevant experience, or;
  • Diploma-level qualification in a relevant field, such as Youth Work, Mental Health, Community Services, or Counselling, or;
  • Less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level, or;
  • Attained through previous appointments, service and/or study an equivalent level of experience and expertise to undertake the range of activities required
  • Practical experience in the Aboriginal community.

Desirable:

  • Experience in a youth mental health setting.

When submitting your application, please refer to the position description to ensure you have the suitable qualifications.

In support of your application it is anticipated that you will:

  • Submit a cover letter
  • Address each of the 5 KPIs by providing a short statement that demonstrates your experience relevant to the competencies and core responsibilities outlined in the position description
  • Include your up-to-date resume and provide contact details of three professional referees with one being for your most recent employer
    (Please Note: You may need to combine the documents into one to upload to expr3ss).

For further information relating to this position please contact Stacey Roy, Manager headspace, Port Adelaide on (08) 8215 6340.

Applications are to be received by 5pm, Monday 22 January 2018.

About Centacare....

Centacare is a quality accredited organisation and one of South Australia’s most progressive and vibrant agencies.

Centacare Catholic Family Services provides a range of quality human services to individuals, families, and the community.

To find out more about our history, please follow this link:

The Story of Centacare

For more information contact:

Name: Stacey Roy
Phone: 8215 6340
Email: sroy@centacare.org.au

Apply now

Communications Liaison Officer, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 24/01/2018 5:00pm

  • Make a difference to young people
  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health
  • Competitive salary, including generous salary packaging benefits

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.

An exciting new role exists for an innovative and experienced communications professional to support the development, integration and implementation of the beyondblue National Education Initiative (bbNEI) Communications Strategy, through online and digital content, including Electronic Direct Mail, social media and other platforms. The National Education Initiative (NEI) will support mentally healthy educational environments across Australia. headspace, as the implementation partner, will work with beyondblue to deliver an interactive framework of evidence-based information, professional advice and support to primary and secondary schools. The NEI Service through continuous professional development of educators will promote optimal social and emotional health and wellness in schools.

Co-located between beyondblue (bb) in Hawthorn and headspace National in Melbourne and reporting to the National Operations Manager in the headspace in Schools division, the Communications Liaison Officer will support the development and implementation of the bbNEI brand and marketing, digital and communications strategies. You will lead communications on behalf of NEI through online and digital content and use various communication channels to reach target audiences and monitor the effectiveness of the communications.

To be successful in this role, you will possess at least 5 years of experience in communications, marketing or related discipline, preferably within the education or mental health sector.  This role calls for an individual with highly developed written and verbal communication skills complimented with strong writing and editing skills. You will have previous experience managing content and social media channels for major brands or organisations and demonstrate strong organisational and project management skills. Naturally, you will have the ability to engage, liaise and interact with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

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 until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

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

 

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV. 

For more information contact:

Name: Ming Zhuo - HR Advisor
Phone: (03) 9027 0100

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.

headspace is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

Apply now

Youth and Family Support Worker, Part-time/Sessional & Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Social and Community Services Employee - Level 4

Deadline: 22/01/2018 5:00pm

Youth and Family Support Worker
headspace, Port Adelaide

Be part of an organisation that makes a real difference.

• Multiple Positions
• Full-time and Part-time positions available
• Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010
• Social and Community Services Employee - Level 4
• Salary Packaging Available

Centacare, as the lead agency of a consortium-based model, is responsible for operating the headspace, Port Adelaide program. headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. The headspace mission is to improve the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young Australians aged 12-25.

headspace Port Adelaide provides free services to young people aged 12 -25 years in the areas of:

• Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Alcohol and Other Drugs
• Relationships
• Education, Employment and Training
• General Health

The Youth and Family Support Worker works with young people aged 12-25 years old with mental health concerns and their family and friends, to meet their health, wellbeing, social, developmental, and protection needs. This involves assessing client needs; facilitating case management; and supporting self-management. The Youth and Family Support Worker provides basic counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services to young people and their families and friends, in individual and group settings.

Some out of hours work is expected.

We encourage applications from ATSI, CALD, and LGBTI applicants, applicants with lived experience of mental health concerns, and/or applicants with lived experience of caring for someone with a mental health concern.

What you will need....

Essential:
• Diploma-level qualification in a relevant field, such as Youth Work, Mental Health, Community Services, or Counselling; or
• Lesser formal qualifications with substantial years of relevant experience.
• A Department of Community and Social Inclusion Child Related Employment Screening Clearance (or willingness to obtain one)

Desirable:
• Relevant three or four-year degree, such as in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing, with relevant experience.

When submitting your application, please refer to the position description to ensure you have the suitable qualifications.

In support of your application it is anticipated that you will:

• Submit a cover letter
• Address each of the 5 KPIs by providing a short statement that demonstrates your experience relevant to the competencies and core responsibilities outlined in the position description
• Include your up-to-date resume and provide contact details of three professional referees with one being for your most recent employer

(Please Note: You may need to combine the documents into one to upload to expr3ss).

For further information relating to this position please contact Stacey Roy, Manager headspace, Port Adelaide on (08) 8215 6340.

Applications are to be received by 5pm, Monday 22 January 2018.

About Centacare....

Centacare is a quality accredited organisation and one of South Australia’s most progressive and vibrant agencies.

Centacare Catholic Family Services provides a range of quality human services to individuals, families, and the community.

To find out more about our history, please follow this link:

The Story of Centacare

For more information contact:

Name: Stacey Roy
Phone: 8215 6340
Email: sroy@centacare.org.au

Apply now
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