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Community Engagement Officer - headspace Canberra

Grand Pacific Health

headspace provides support to young people aged 12-25 experiencing mild to moderate or emerging mental health issues. The multidisciplinary team work to improve health, social and vocational/educational outcomes for young people.

Grand Pacific Health is the lead agency for headspace Canberra. We are a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation providing locally-tailored, high quality services. Services focus on physical health, mental health, youth health, Aboriginal health & chronic disease management. Grand Pacific Health covers a large portion of South Eastern NSW, the A.C.T and Murrumbidgee region. Our vision is equitable health care where everyone has access to affordable, quality and culturally appropriate health services.

We welcome and encourage applications from people who have a lived experience of mental illness and recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability.

About the position

The Community Engagement Officer takes a lead role in promoting and enhancing understanding of the services offered at headspace Canberra as well as mental health through the coordination of community awareness activities. Together with the Service Manager, the Community Engagement Officer will represent the Centre at community forums and events as well as develop local partnerships that ensure the Centre is an integrated part of the youth health and wellbeing sector. The position will also lead the Centres approach to youth participation.

This position is part time (30 hours per week), fixed term until 30 June 2023 with the possibility for extension. The part time roster (hours and days) is negotiable.

Why work for us?

  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance

  • Continuous learning and development opportunities

  • Extra leave at Christmas

  • Free and confidential access to our Employee Assistance Program

  • Generous salary packaging options including meals and entertainment benefits to increase your take home pay

  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!

What you’ll need

  • Have an interest, passion and experience working with young people

  • Commitment to delivering activities in partnership with headspace partner agencies

  • Demonstrated skill in delivering evidence informed community engagement activities that increase community awareness and reduce barriers to care for young people

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, and/or extensive experience in community development, health promotion, public health, social sciences or education

For more information

Contact Jenny Valdivia, Manager, Youth Mental Health Services, phone 02 4267 6311 or email jvaldivia@gph.org.au, using the subject line: Community Engagement Officer - headspace Canberra enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Download the Position Description and Employee Benefits Information or see attachments below.

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