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Peer Support Project Advisor

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
  • Make a difference to young people by joining an innovative and well recognised NFP
  • Newly created part time position based in Melbourne
  • Be part of a supportive and collaborative team committed to youth health & wellbeing

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 exciting role will help headspace services to prepare for and establish a supported and effective peer workforce. You will assist with the implementation of the headspace national peer support guidelines and training, support the set-up and management of a national peer workforce community of practice, and work collaboratively with teams across headspace to find new ways to support the growing peer workforce.

Who we're looking for

You will be a proactive person; love working within team and have the following skills:

  • Experience working as a peer worker
  • Sound knowledge, understanding, and passion for peer work practices
  • Demonstrated experience of youth participation
  • Understanding of the youth mental health sector
  • Ability to maintain stakeholder relationships and communicate with a broad range of people
  • Proficient project administration skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a highly productive environment with time pressures whilst managing multiple tasks

What's on offer

Be part of an organisation that makes a difference and is internationally recognised for doing so. In return we offer a workplace where people are supported and encouraged to bring your whole self to work. We include generous salary packaging options up to the maximum amount (for further info go to Smart Salary). Also on offer:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • First-rate CBD location with great on-site facilities, and hybrid working arrangements available
  • A focus on well-being
  • A commitment to diversity

How to Apply

  • Click on 'Apply Now' to see the position description, and to complete your application where you need to upload 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 Laura Baruch, Senior Project and Content Manager email: Lbaruch@headspace.org.au, using the subject line: Peer Support Project Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to live and work in Australia, a Working with Children Check, a Police Check and proof of your COVID-19 vaccination.

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.

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.

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