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Online Communities Peer Support Moderator - First Nations - Work from Home

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  • Make a difference to young people by joining a well-recognised national NFP
  • Casual position, Working from Home
  • Collaborative team environment with development opportunities

What is headspace National

headspace is the leading youth mental health organisation in Australia. Recognised nationally, headspace helps thousands of young people, and their family and friends, access vital support through our headspace services in over 149 communities across Australia. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au.

What is headspace's Online Communities

Online Communities provides online peer to peer support via our online group chats to young people and family and friends. Online Communities is part of the headspace Digital Mental Health Programs, a division of headspace National which provides online support via digital mediums to young people and families across Australia. The headspace Online Community aims to provide opportunities for meaningful connection, peer support and real-time discussion about specific topics with professionals and peer workers.

About the role

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Online Communities Peer Support Moderator will work with the headspace Online Communities team to support the online community providing moderation and online peer support for young people aged 12-25 and their family and friends.

Working in this role you will:

  • Provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people by using your lived experience to share, learn, and support one-another within our Peer Support Group chats.
  • Be a part of team of peer workers including First Nations young people
  • Be trained in peer support principles and online moderation skills to create a culturally safe space for young people to connect and share with each other.
  • Work predominately within our 'Yarnspace' chat, which is only for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

*Please note, headspace considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

Who we're looking for

headspace is seeking someone who:

  • Is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young person (Operational requirement)
  • Is a supportive young person to help headspace's online community and users via our peer support group chats
  • A friendly person to moderate group chats and speak about your lived experience. This includes monitoring messages from young people, reinforcing positive comments, and sharing your own experiences to support others.

What's on offer

  • Remote based role on a casual basis
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A focus on wellbeing and commitment to diversity
  • Casual hourly rate of $32.05 +25% Casual Loading
  • Evening shift penalty rates

How to Apply

  • Click on 'Apply Now' to view the position description, and to complete your application.
  • Your application must include a resume and cover letter telling us why you are the best candidate for the role considering the Key Responsibilities found in the position description
  • For more information contact Ros a Rintoul, Online Communities Manager - [email protected] using the subject line: Online Communities Peer Support Moderator - First Nations - Work from Home enquiry via EthicalJobs.
  • Applications close: We will be reviewing applications as they are received and will close this advert once we have suitable candidates for interview.

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.

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