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Employment and Education Specialist


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The Employment and Education Specialist will implement and deliver quality Individual Placement and Support (IPS) vocational services to young people aged up to 25 experiencing mental ill-health across Orygen’s clinical services across the West and North West region of Melbourne.

Reporting to the Employment and Education Programs Manager you will:

  • Provide specialised individual career development services that support young people with mental ill-health to gain employment.
  • Lead in the promotion and marketing of the IPS and related programs to young people looking for work to a broad range of employers.
  • Provide support and education to employers in how to best support young people with mental ill-health in the workplace and develop further opportunities for ongoing work placements.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with external organisations that increase access to employment and educational opportunities for young people of the service.
  • Attend networking meetings and appointments with employers, community service organisations and education providers to create job opportunities for young people.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to the mental health outcomes of young people.

In addition, you bring:

  • Experience in employment services, vocational rehabilitation, career development or a related field.
  • Extensive knowledge of issues that impact young people when accessing employment and/or educational opportunities.
  • Experience developing good business relationships.

What you’ll get in return

  • Up to $75,000 salary + 10% super + NFP salary packaging
  • Personal use car provided
  • Opportunity to be mentored, develop your skills and be challenged
  • Flexible work culture
  • Opportunity to contribute to the success of a purpose driven organisation.

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always.

Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

This is a full-time position, ending 30 June 2023 with possibility to extend.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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