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Career Advisor - Flexible Location

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd
  • Support delivery of an authentic, progressive, and inclusive service building a brighter future for young people
  • Full time role, flexible and hybrid work arrangements, open to applicants across Australia
  • Competitive salary - $67k to $80k base salary + super + salary packaging


What is headspace National

headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au

About the role

This exciting and rewarding position:

  • Provides vocational assistance to young people facing barriers to work and study
  • Uses strengths-based approaches to help young people reach their work and study goals
  • Works directly with a caseload of young people providing appointments via web chat, phone, email and video chat, delivering personalised work and study sessions based around a young person's goals and where they are on their work/study journey
  • Works within a small and collaborative team alongside mental health clinicians who work closely with Specialists to provide integrated clinical care
  • Delivers vocational interventions aimed at minimising the impact of mental health challenges on a young person's engagement with work and study, building resilience and enabling recovery
  • Collaborates with educational institutions, employment agencies and employers to assist young people with identifying opportunities
  • Works closely with referral partners, including headspace centres, to promote and drive service referrals and undertake care collaboration to ensure service participants receive the best support possible

Who we're looking for

headspace is seeking someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Highly motivated and determined with experience working with young people
  • Able to look outside the square to create innovative ways to engage young people to ensure they reach their work/study goals
  • Experience in providing work, study and career support to young people
  • A comprehensive understanding of the employment landscape, coupled with an ability to actively engage young people with complex needs
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Sustain collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders within the employment and education service system

What's on offer

  • Excellent salary packaging up to the maximum amount (for further info go to Smart Salary)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A focus on well-being
  • A commitment to diversity
  • Flexible work arrangements

How to Apply

Click on 'Apply Now' to see the position description, and to complete your application. In your application please upload:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter
  • A 2 minute video - all applications must submit a video introduction to be considered for the role. The video must:
    • Be no longer than 2 minutes in length with a file size no larger than 30mb (you won't be able to upload it otherwise)
    • Provide a quick overview of why you are interested in this role and what experience you have that makes you the ideal candidate
    • Provide a quick overview of what you believe are the key issues young people living with mental health challenges can face in reaching their work/study goals
    • Tell us one unexpected skill you'd bring to our team.
    • If submitting a video introduction presents any unexpected challenges or impacts your ability to best highlight what you could bring to the role, please contact me to discuss alternative arrangements

For more information contact Ella Hewitt, Vocational Services Manager email: ehewitt@headspace.org.au using the subject line: Career Advisor - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To be eligible for this position you must

  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent, and/or pass all of the WWCC(s) required for this role (please note that for this role, headspace requires WWCCs for all State/Territories in addition to your Home State)
  • Satisfactorily undergo a headspace Police Check
  • Have proof of a Covid-19 vaccination in accordance with the headspace COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy and any Government directives

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

The headspace Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in July 2019 and was developed through a co-design process with staff across the organisation.

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