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Youth Partnerships Officer


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The Youth Partnerships Officer incumbent will work on agreed activities to identify, establish and develop partnerships between youth focused and youth led organisations and the Orygen Institute – Orygen’s policy think tank.

Reporting to the Associate Director Government Relations and Policy, the Partnerships Officer will:

  • Identify and establish partnerships with youth focused and with youth-led organisations across Australia.
  • Identify opportunities for youth organisation partners to participate in Orygen institute events and engagements and support the participation of young people connected to these youth organisations.
  • Organise specific events, trainings and knowledge sharing opportunities related to youth mental health policy for youth partner organisations and young people engaged in partner organisations.
  • Participate in the development of the Orygen Institute strategy and drive the implementation of that strategy as it relates to engagement and partnership with youth organisations and young people.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Tertiary qualification in community development, community services, youth work, social work, social policy or equivalent.
  • Experience building and sustaining strong partnerships with youth or community organisation partners.
  • Clearly held value on the importance of working with young people collaboratively, equitably, and intentionally.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary of $75,000 pro rata + 10% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Ability to purchase additional 4 weeks annual leave;
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle
  • Opportunity to contribute to service design and growth within youth mental health services.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

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Position Description 

This is a part time (0.5 FTE) contract until June 30 2023.

Applications will close on the advertised date, unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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