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Youth Worker - Vocation Specialist


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Who we are

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.

Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we're one of the nation's leading health and community services providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians and Family Services.

Who we're looking for

Our headspace team in Knox have exciting new part-time roles until the end of June 2023 to provide outreach to young people experiencing a range of mental health issues!

If you hold qualifications including relevant professional registration as required and/or experience in employment services, vocational rehabilitation, career development or a related field, with experience in working with young people and/or people experiencing mental ill-health, then we would love to hear from you!

As the headspace Youth Worker - Vocation Specialist, you will bring your extensive knowledge and expertise in the career development and/or disability employment sector, with a demonstrated understanding of youth mental health and the issues that impact them accessing employment and/or educational opportunities. You will be a highly engaging individual with a passion for developing good business relationships, and the ability to work independently.

What you'll be doing

Your days will be varied and highly interactive. Your strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, ability to partner with diverse stakeholder groups, and experience in career coaching or providing sound career-planning support to young people will be key in the day-to-day success, of the headspace Youth Worker - Vocation Specialist.

You will;

  • Employ excellent youth engagement skills to provide centre-based & assertive outreach to young people experiencing a range of mental health issues.
  • Working intensively with young people and their families (where appropriate) to ensure young people aged up to 25 years achieve and maintain sustainable participation in vocational education and competitive employment.
  • Provide vocational leadership to clinical staff within the centre and actively develop partnerships with a wide range of external organisations to enhance vocational outcomes for young people
  • Present information at clinical meetings and provide professional development workshops to promote the vocational recovery program both internally and outside of the service.

Who you'll be working with

The focus of the position is to work within the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Jobs Victoria project within headspace Knox. Reporting into the Team Leader Intake & Brief Intervention, you will also be part of the broader headspace Knox and headspace Lilydale team, awesome teams well known for positive staff culture!

What we offer:

EACH is committed to developing our people. At EACH you'll be supported to be your best. We offer;

  • Work arrangements that flex to you to allow for a positive work-life balance
  • Engaging, inclusive supportive team that meet regularly and provide daily support to each other
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Generous Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging of up to $15,900 tax-free income per year
  • Up to $2,650 additional tax-free money to spend towards meals entertainment
  • Opportunities for internal career progression across QLD, NSW, ACT, and VIC
  • Support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program for you, and your immediate family members
  • Opportunities to continuously grow and develop.

Next steps

We want to know why you would like to come work with EACH and what you can bring to this role. Please attach a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (Experience and Knowledge section in the position description) with your resume via our Careers Centre.

If you'd like more information about the position, please contact Sharon Patton, Clinical Manager - headspace Knox on 9801 6088.

**Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may commence prior to the close date so do not delay your application.

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