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Independent Chairperson and Co-Chairperson - headspace Wonthaggi

  • Voluntary positions (2) for headspace Wonthaggi.
  • Independent Chairperson is fixed term for 2 years.
  • Co-Chairperson is fixed term for 12 months.
  • Location Wonthaggi.

  • Salary

    $Undisclosed
  • Closing Date

    31/05/2019
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About headspace

headspace, is an Australian non-profit organisation for youth mental health established by the Australian government in 2006 which provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year old’s along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. The Lead Agency for headspace Wonthaggi is Relationships Australia Victoria.

All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.  Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Gippsland Primary Health Network.  headspace covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.  These are delivered through the headspace Wonthaggi Centre, with outposted services provided in Cowes, Foster, Korumburra, Leongatha and Wonthaggi.  

The Consortium provides expertise, support and advice to Relationships Australia Victoria and its representatives: Senior Manager Gippsland, Relationship Australia Victoria and the Centre Manager headspace Wonthaggi.

Positions

Independent Chairperson

We are seeking an experienced health and/or community sector leader with demonstrated corporate and clinical governance skills, a commitment to the health and wellbeing of young people and a collaborative decision-making style. The Chairperson will provide leadership to the Consortium, ensuring members work effectively together to best achieve the mission of headspace Wonthaggi. The role includes mentorship of the Co-Chair (Youth Representative). This position collaborates closely with the Senior Manager Gippsland, Relationship Australia Victoria - Lead Agency for headspace Wonthaggi. Administrative and executive support will be provided by the Senior Manager Gippsland, Relationship Australia Victoria and the Centre Manager headspace Wonthaggi.

Experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Experience as a Chairperson in a range of different roles.
  • Preparedness to provide effective mentorship to Co-Chair (Youth representative).

 Knowledge and Skills

  • Sound knowledge of corporate and clinical governance requirements and processes.
  • Have a collaborative style for decision making.
  • Demonstrated interest in the health and well-being of young people.
  • Communication skills including media liaison experience (desirable).

Co-Chairperson (Youth Representative)

The Co-Chair (Youth Representative) will also provide leadership to the headspace Wonthaggi Consortium. We are seeking a young person (12-25 years) interested in providing the consortium with ideas about the improving mental health and wellbeing of young people in Bass Coast and South Gippsland. The Co-Chair will be provided with mentoring from the Independent Chairperson.

Key Selection Criteria

Things you need to be good at already:

  • Being a leader in the community.
  • Being able to work with the adults in the consortium.
  • Good at working together with others in a group.

Things you need to care about:

  • Young people’s health and wellbeing in Bass Coast and South Gippsland.
  • Interested in learning new skills.

Employment Status

Both positions are voluntary. The Independent Chairperson is fixed-term for 2 years and the Co-Chairperson is fixed-term for 12 months. Travel and related costs will be reimbursed.

How to apply 

Please attach your resume/CV and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria in the relevant Job Description/s  attached).  It is important that you detail whether your interests are for the Independent Chairperson or Co-Chairperson position in the subject line.

If you have a specific query, contact Cate Chaiyot, Centre Manager headspace Wonthaggi phone 0418 463 680. Applications close on Friday 31 May 2019.

RAV is a Public Benevolent Institution and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. RAV requires a satisfactory National Police and Working with Children Check.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

headspace Wonthaggi is operated by Relationships Australia Victoria. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Gippsland Primary Health Network.

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