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Community Engagement Officer - South Hedland

HelpingMinds

About HelpingMinds

HelpingMinds is a highly regarded carer support and mental health services organisation, established over 40 years ago. Our compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers throughout the metro and regional areas, provide quality services and support to more than 10,000 children, youth, adults, and families affected by mental illness every year.

Our Values

We are a value-driven organisation that encompasses the values of Hope, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, and Respect to provide quality service. We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion, and your drive. Our people focused culture and flexible approach will help you to succeed both professionally and personally.

The role:

We are seeking an individual with a strong passion and drive to engage and build relationships to the local community, ensuring increased engagement with HelpingMinds. The successful candidate will provide a positive representation of the HelpingMinds brand while establishing and fostering close working links with relevant service providers in the area.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Engaging with the regional community with regular outreach work which may include overnight stays
  • Identify opportunities to establish, foster and maintain closing working links with key agencies and community groups
  • Develop and deliver specialised groups and workshops
  • Promote the activities of HelpingMinds through liaison with local, state and federal government facilities, referral agencies/community groups and other organisations as necessary
  • Represent HelpingMinds at network meetings to develop and deliver advocacy strategies

About You:

This is an opportunity for a client focussed Community Engagement Officer with a genuine interest in working collaboratively to ensure effective team goals and client outcomes are met. We are looking for someone who has the ability to work autonomously with a demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and maintain close working relationships with other service providers.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Current Driver’s License and Vehicle
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current National Police Clearance
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • A relevant Qualification E.g. Health, Education, Community Services or Mental Health

Preferred experience:

  • Strong experience engaging and working with young people and families
  • Demonstrated ability to consult, liaise and maintain close working relationships with other service providers
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum direction and to effectively communicate with Management and the team
  • Work collaboratively to ensure effective team goals and client outcomes are met
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advocacy services to clients
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
  • Well-developed IT skills, with experience using Microsoft products and databases

What we offer:

In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will work in a supportive and positive environment with staff that live by HelpingMinds’ values and have a strong focus on community needs. We understand the importance of health and wellbeing and offer an employee wellness program.

Remuneration and Benefits include:

  • Base salary: $66,220 – $67,367 per annum pro rata (depending on experience) plus 10% superannuation
  • Generous tax-free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum
  • Remote allowance of $15,000 per annum
  • District allowance (per fortnight)
  • Annual travel concession payment upon 12 months service
  • An additional 5 days annual leave (pro rata) upon 12 months service
  • ICT Equipment: Surface Pro laptop, mobile phone
  • Four weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Two additional wellness days per year to support your own mental health

Trading as HelpingMinds Limited.

HelpingMinds is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQIA+, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues.

For more information, contact the Recruitment team on 08 9427 7100.

Please note: given the high volume of candidate applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

A position description is attached.

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