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Community Engagement Officer - headspace Midland

Youth Focus
  • Part time (3 days per week)
  • Based in Midland
  • Fixed-term 'til 30 June 2022 
  • Immediate start

The headspace mission is to collaborate to design and deliver innovative ways of working with young people to strengthen their mental health and wellbeing.

headspace provides a holistic approach to supporting all young people who enter their centres by providing support through four core areas: mental health, physical (including sexual) health, alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.

headspace Midland is part of a national network of over 100 headspace centres operating across Australia with the vision of all young Australians being supported to be mentally health and engaged in their communities.

headspace Midland is currently seeking  an experienced & passionate Community Engagement Officer on a part-time basis till June 2022. The role will primarily be based in our Midland office some travel to our Northam centre may be required.

About the Role

  • Increase awareness in the community about headspace Midland and Northam services, mental health literacy, and effective help seeking;
  • Develop partnerships with local agencies, community groups, and sector networks to obtain better outcomes for youth mental health;
  • Work with key stakeholders to increase access to appropriate services for young people in Indigenous, CaLD, LGBTIQ communities;
  • Developing psychoeducation and training options for young people and workers – to build capacity;
  • Facilitate the Youth Reference Group and other activities to promote young people’s participation in headspace Midland and Northam.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Must possess a deep understanding and appreciation for diversity within the workforce and within our client and stakeholder base.
  • Passion for working with young people
  • High level community engagement skills including planning, developing information campaigns/briefings, consultation, and partnership development.
  • Understanding of contemporary youth participation models and experience in the implementation of youth engagement strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of the health and welfare issues affecting young people and families.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a broad range of people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Developed organisational, administrative and project management skills.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • ‘C’ Class driver’s Licence
  • Self-motivation and direction with high level of autonomy.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Computer literacy particularly in the effective use of Microsoft office and related programs.
  • Understanding and experience of clinical / counselling services is preferred

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of a growing organisation
  • Competitive salary with the ability to salary sacrifice up to $15,900 per annum tax-free
  • Youth friendly environment, that values and encourages teamwork and innovation;
  • Flexible working arrangements, supportive of individual needs;
  • Quality induction and support as well as professional development opportunities;
  • Above award Annual leave, long services leave and superannuation entitlements that increase in line with tenure.
  • 13 weeks paid parental leave.
  • Vibrant staff engagement, talent management, reward and recognition program; and
  • Relaxed working atmosphere including casual Fridays

Please note:

  • Appointment to the role is subject to the successful candidate providing a clear a National Police Check certificate and Working with Children Check card.
  • Shortlisting will commence immediately and the role may close earlier than the date mentioned above if we find a suitable candidate.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received for our advertised positions, only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted. To those applicants not short-listed, we extend our appreciation for considering Youth Focus as a potential employer.

headspace is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of mental health services. headspace welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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