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Community Engagement Coordinator

  • Job no: 34Y3X

About Us:

It's an exciting time to be part of our journey. You may have noticed we've recently changed our name from Aftercare to Stride.

We are leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on our next stage, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride. 

About headspace:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support .

On offer: 

  • Based in Hurstville
  • Part-time (0.8FTE) and Permanent
  • Paying on HPSS SSE Level 9 plus Super
  • Plus Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Plus meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Plus Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company rewards scheme
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment

Role Overview:

The Community Engagement Coordinator seeks opportunities to reach out to young people and the communities that support them, to provide health education, raise mental health literacy and community awareness and link people to appropriate services. 

You will develop, facilitate and evaluate a range of community events, and health and education programs designed to improve mental health literacy and community awareness of challenges faced by young people, in order to increase early identification and help them to get early access to appropriate services. 

You will work closely with our clinical team to understand the services that headspace provides, to advocate our services to both young people and the wider community.


  • Minimum of a Diploma qualification in youth work, mental health or other relevant discipline
  • Experience in a similar role working with young people
  • Experience in planning, developing and delivering of high-quality education, training, and community awareness programs and activities
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with and engage a variety of different people and stakeholders  
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team  
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Confidence in use of IT including social media applications (eg. Facebook), as well as website maintenance
  • Excellent verbal communication and written skills, including the ability to identify potential funding sources and write the appropriate grant submissions  
  • Current Drivers License

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To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt.

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