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Be You Consultant (Clinical) - Brisbane / Townsville

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
  • Make a difference to young people by joining a well-recognised national not-for-profit
  • Based in Brisbane, or Townsville with generous salary packaging available
  • Innovation in Education and Youth Mental Health

What is headspace - Be You Program

headspace in collaboration with Beyond Blue deliver "Be You" the national mental health in education initiative. Be You supports educators from early learning services and schools to develop a positive, inclusive and resilient learning community where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.

The initiative has a multidisciplinary team (Clinicians, educators and other professionals) who support school communities nationally.

Tell me about the role…

The Be You Consultant will support schools with the implementation of the "Be You". The initiative aims to build mental health understanding and capacity in educators and school leaders. You will partner with school leaders and systems to implement a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

The Be You Consultant will support schools to plan for, respond to and recover from a death by suicide impacting the school community.

Who are we looking for?

headspace Be You is seeking an individual with approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant allied health discipline including psychology, mental health nursing, occupational therapy, social work, or counselling.

The Be You Consultant will be an individual who is:

  • Engaging and motivated who has demonstrated experience supporting individuals or communities in recovery/wellbeing post a critical incident or trauma
  • Comprehensively knowledgeable of school environments
  • A strong communicator and has excellent stakeholder engagement skills
  • An experienced adult learning facilitator
  • Available to travel within QLD, has a full license and vehicle
  • Fully registered to Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) or Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

What's on offer

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you can truly make a difference to young Australians, in a highly engaged workplace culture.

The salary for this role is competitive and will be commensurate with skills and experience ($70,000 -$90,000) plus car allowance and generous salary packaging benefits. For information on salary packaging, please go to: https://www.smartsalary.com.au/.

This role requires intrastate and interstate travel and is offered until 30 December 2022 in line with our funding term. This is a Parental Leave Cover position and there is a possibility that this role may be extended.

Application Process:

The position description can be viewed by clicking on the "Apply Now" button below.

To apply for this position, please complete the application steps which include uploading your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing the following three (3) Key Selection Questions. Please limit your response to these questions to no more than 300 words per question.

Key Selection Questions:

  1. What is your experience in working with young people with mental health issues, including assessing risk? What is your understanding of how mental health issues impact on young people and their learning?
  2. What are some key characteristics in engaging schools in a mental health program, such as Be You? Drawing on your experience and/or observation, describe some of the challenges and opportunities you might face.
  3. What are the effects on a school if they have been impacted by a suicide and what actions might a school take to support people who are at risk?

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to live and work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent), evidence of full COVID vaccination status and a Police Check are required for this position.

For more information: Please contact Georgina Livingstone, Be You State Manager - QLD: glivingstone@headspace.org.au, using the subject line: Be You Consultant (Clinical) - Brisbane / Townsville enquiry via EthicalJobs, or 045 507 9803

The headspace Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in July 2019 and was developed through a co-design process with staff across the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

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