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Clinical / Education Consultant

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd

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. headspace is made up of 150+ Centres across Australia, supported by headspace National office. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au.

Tell me about the role...

The Clinical/Education Consultant or Be You Consultant (Service Demand Response) will work under the direction of the State/Territory Manager to deliver and support schools and systems to implement and embed Be You within their state/territory.

You will support school communities to promote mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention with the goal of improving outcomes for young people and their families.

Who are we looking for?

You will be an experienced, clinically qualified mental health or education professional providing expert advice and support to primary and secondary schools.

A tertiary qualification in education (including qualification in adult education), public health promotion, community development and/or mental health, or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience is essential.

What's on offer

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you can truly make a difference to young Australians, in a highly engaged workplace culture.

The salary for this role is competitive and will be commensurate with skills and experience ($70,000 - $90,000) plus car allowance and generous salary packaging benefits. For information on salary packaging, please go to: https://www.smartsalary.com.au/.

This role requires intra state and interstate travel and is offered until 30 June 2022 in line with our funding term.

Application Process:

The position description can be viewed by clicking on the "Apply Now" button below.

To apply for this position, please complete the application steps which include uploading your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing the following four (4) Key Selection Questions. Please limit your response to these questions to no more than 300 words per question.

Key Selection Questions:

  1. What is your understanding of how mental health issues impact on young people and their learning? Outline your experience in working with young people with mental health issues, including assessing risk.
  2. Describe your experience and/or understanding of a whole school approach to mental health in schools, spanning mental health promotion, prevention, early intervention and postvention.
  3. What are some key considerations in engaging schools in a mental health initiative, such as Be You? Drawing on your experience and/or observation, describe some of the challenges and opportunities you might face.
  4. What are the effects on a school if they have been impacted by a suicide and what actions might a school take to support people who are at risk?

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to live and work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) and a Police Check are required for this position.

For more information: Please contact Anita Nodwell, Be You State/Territory Manager - WA/NT anodwell@headspace.org.au using the subject line: Clinical / Education Consultant enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The headspace Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in July 2019 and was developed through a co-design process with staff across the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.

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.

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