- Exciting Full-Time contracts to 30 June 2024 that provides meaningful impact
- Support delivery of progressive, and inclusive services building a brighter future for young people
- Hybrid for Melbourne/ Brisbane and Work from Home for locations outside these areas
What is headspace National
headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au.
About the role
This position promotes a positive, personalised and strengths-based approach to career development, job seeking and educational attainment.
- Provide vocational assistance to young people facing barriers to work and study
- Use strengths-based approaches to help young people reach their work and study goals
- Work directly with a caseload of young people providing appointments via web chat, phone, email and video chat, delivering personalised work and study sessions based around a young person's goals and where they are on their work/study journey
- Work within a small and collaborative team alongside mental health clinicians who work closely with Specialists to provide integrated clinical care
- Deliver vocational interventions aimed at minimising the impact of mental health challenges on a young person's engagement with work and study, building resilience and enabling recovery
- Collaborate with educational institutions, employment agencies and employers to assist young people with identifying opportunities
- Work closely with referral partners, including headspace centres, to promote and drive service referrals and undertake care collaboration to ensure service participants receive the best support possible
Who we're looking for
- Experience in providing work, study and career support to young people
- A comprehensive understanding of the employment landscape, coupled with an ability to actively engage young people with complex needs
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to develop solutions to complex problems
- Sustain collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders within the employment and education service system
What's on offer
- A workplace where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work
- Excellent salary packaging up to the maximum amount (for further info go to Smart Salary)
- Full-time, Hybrid for Melbourne/ Brisbane and Work from Home for locations outside these areas
- Professional development opportunities
- A focus on well-being
- A commitment to diversity
- This is a maximum-term contract position funded until 30 June 2024
How to Apply
- Click on 'Apply Now' to see the position description, and to complete your application.
- In your application please upload:
- Your resume
- A cover letter
- A 2 minute video - all applications must submit a video introduction to be considered for the role. The video must:
- Be no longer than 2 minutes in length with a file size no larger than 30mb (you won't be able to upload it otherwise)
- Provide a quick overview of why you are interested in this role and what experience you have that makes you the ideal candidate
- Provide a quick overview of what you believe are the key issues young people living with mental health challenges can face in reaching their work/study goals
- Tell us one unexpected skill you'd bring to our team.
- If submitting a video introduction presents any unexpected challenges or impacts your ability to best highlight what you could bring to the role, please contact me to discuss alternative arrangements
- We will fill this role as soon as we find the right person and will be reviewing applications as soon as received, so if this role appeals to you, apply now
- If you have any further questions not covered above or in the PD please contact Kylie Hawker, [email protected] using the subject line: Career Advisor - Work and Study Specialist - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs
To be eligible for this position you must
- Have the right to live and work in Australia
- Have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent, and/or pass all of the WWCC(s) required for this role (please note that for some roles, headspace requires WWCCs for other State/Territories in addition to your Home State)
- Satisfactorily undergo a headspace Police Check
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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.