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Our Way Our Say Facilitators x2

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
  • Make a difference to young people by joining an innovative and well recognised national not-for-profit
  • 2 x full time, ongoing roles based in Darwin
  • Opportunity to join a collaborative team committed to the health and wellbeing of First Nations young people and communities

* Please note, this position may only be performed by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person. This is a necessary special measure that intends to secure adequate advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and individuals and promote substantive equality, in accordance with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

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 154 communities across Australia. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au.

About the role

The headspace Our Way Our Say program has been co-designed with First Nations Peoples living in the Darwin region as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial. The program aims to deliver culturally safe, evidence informed, holistic, skills-based approach to mental health education and suicide prevention to middle and senior school students.

This role will support school-based facilitators, students and school communities to trial Our Way Our Say and continually adapt and improve the program in readiness for upscale. The Our Way Our Say Facilitator will deliver the program with fidelity and ensure that the cultural, clinical and reporting requirements are adhered to and data is collected appropriately.

The OWOS Facilitator will provide the NT Our Way Our Say Program Coordinator with support in the planning, development and delivery of the program. This will include the provision of cultural advice, stakeholder engagement, school recruitment and retention, establishing and facilitating network meetings, development of engaging activities and reporting any issues in program delivery as they arise.

Who we're looking for

headspace is seeking someone with;

  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of First Nations Peoples cultures, social and emotional wellbeing frameworks, risk and protective factors, help seeking and suicide prevention, particularly relevant to First Nations Peoples living in the Greater Darwin region.
  • An ability to be able to authentically engage & build relationships with middle and senior school students to deliver the program.
  • An understanding of youth mental health issues including suicide postvention, suicide, and the impact of trauma on school communities.
  • Experience in culturally safe program development and/or training and delivery in secondary school settings.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work and interact with a broad range of people, including school principals and leaders, teachers, health professionals, academic researchers, service providers, etc.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both verbal and written, with experience writing for, and presenting to, diverse audiences.
  • Strong organisational, computer and project management skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly productive environment with time pressures while managing multiple tasks.

To support culturally appropriate service delivery for young First Nations Peoples, headspace is looking to appoint two Our Way Our Say Facilitators who can provide culturally appropriate support to provide gender specific care.

Youth facilitators are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 ($15,900) - For more information on salary packaging, please refer to: smartsalary.com.au.
  • Salary of up to $90,000 pro rata, dependant on years of experience and qualifications + $10,000 location allowance for NT
  • Candidates may be eligible for a relocation allowance via the Primary Health Network
  • Hybrid work environment where you can work from home and in the Darwin office
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A focus on wellbeing
  • A commitment to diversity

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 Jacob Smith, Our Way Our Say Program Coordinator [email protected], using the subject line: Our Way Our Say Facilitators x2 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To be eligible for this position you must

  • *It is an essential operational requirement that this position is occupied by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • 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.

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