This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced individual wanting to enhance mental health services for youth within the East Gippsland and Wellington region.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12 – 25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
About the role:
The purpose of the Youth Access Worker position is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and to coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that are referred to the headspace centre in the East Gippsland and Wellington local Government catchment areas. The role reports to the Centre Manager, headspace Bairnsdale. Access workers are part of a multi-disciplinary team, including general practitioners, allied health clinicians, community engagement workers, and support staff.
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This role is based in Bairnsdale at our headspace centre. headspace Bairnsdale is open 10am-6pm business days, except Tuesday when the centre is open 12pm-8pm. For this role, the successful candidate will be required to work a late evening on Tuesdays and start before 10am on some occasions to meet the needs of the school schedule. This is a part-time (2 days, 14hours per week), fixed-term contract until 30 June 2022 with the opportunity for extension subject to renewed funding.
What we offer: You will receive a competitive remuneration package (salary range $79,046kpa (pro-rata)) plus superannuation and salary packaging. RAV is an ‘Employer of Choice’ in the community sector providing ongoing professional development training, flexible leave, paid parental leave as well as other work and life integration benefits to our staff.
How to apply: Please use the online application form to attach your resume/CV and a cover letter addressing the bulleted points in this job advertisements under Qualifications and Registrations, Essential experience and Knowledge and skills.
If you have a specific query, contact Cate Newcomen, Centre Manager headspace Bairnsdale, ph. 03 5141 6200.
Applications close on Thursday 21 February 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.Download Full Job Description