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Facilitator - Clinical and Community Partnerships - headspace Katoomba

Uniting (NSW.ACT)

headspace Katoomba run by Uniting aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention.

  • Katoomba - Part time 3 days per week
  • Member of mental health team servicing young people
  • Attractive rates + Generous salary packaging benefits + WFH

Role Overview:

This position Facilitator - Clinical and Community Partnerships is instrumental in developing, implementing, evaluation and reporting against the community development strategy and related activities focused on building the capacity of the community to identify and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and be able to respond to mental health concerns

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Participate with management in development of community awareness and community education strategy and ensure implementation of the strategy
  • Facilitate a strategic response to community requests for the program
  • Work collaboratively to maintain effective, sustainable relationships with young people and their families/significant others and relevant community groups to promptly respond to their mental health and development needs
  • Work collaboratively with headspace Primary Care Leadership to identify and develop appropriate partnerships and relationships in accordance with identified needs of the community

Essential Criteria:


Appropriate certificate relevant to the work required to be performed i.e. health promotion, social work, psychology, community development/engagement or related equivalent.


Typically, this role will require 3 or more years’ experience in your field of expertise (mental health).  You will be continuing to develop in your area of expertise and be expected to provide innovative ideas to solve problems in your discipline.  It is expected that you will be developing good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required.

  • Previous experience in a relevant industry, service or an equivalent level of expertise and experience to undertake the range of activities required
  • Ability to Undertake a range of activities requiring the application of established work procedures and may exercise limited initiative and/or judgment within clearly established procedures and/or guidelines
  • Ability to develop, document, monitor and report on community awareness strategies and plans within established guidelines and frameworks
  • Willingness to oversee or support volunteers or students undertaking certificate level studies
  • Sound knowledge of mental health within health promotion and the community sector
  • Experience in facilitating Community Development initiatives and projects as well as assisting seniors as required
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with a wide range of stakeholders to develop local referral networks and implement community awareness and education campaigns within established guidelines or procedures
  • Ability to communicate and relate to young people age 12-25
  • Basic Computer literacy in Windows Office programs and ability to produce newsletters and health promotion resources
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends for events as required
  • Current driver’s license

Even better:

  • Experience in collaborative partnerships with government or non-government organisations, including working with a range of community partners
  • Experience working with specific populations of young people (e.g. Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander populations, CALD, LTBGQI+ communities)
  • Previous experience developing or implementing group programs with a youth focus (headspace)

To Apply, click the Apply Now button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Position criteria.

What we offer:

An attractive salary with generous NFP salary packaging benefits, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on rrivera@uniting.org using the subject line: Facilitator - Clinical and Community Partnerships - headspace Katoomba enquiry via EthicalJobs or 0438 206 164.

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