headspace Community Engagement Worker - Part Time

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headspace Community Engagement Worker - Part Time

Job Description

The Community Engagement Worker role is to promote the services of the two headspace centres, and help young people to get early access to health and other services.

  • Part Time Positions (3 days per week)
  • Narre Warren & Dandenong Location, Victoria

About the Role:

  • Ensure that accessible information is provided to young people, their families and the local community to increase the capacity of young people and their community to connect with appropriate health and wellbeing supports at the time they are needed
  • Help increase community awareness of mental health issues among young people, facilitate youth and where relevant family participation; and organise and deliver health promotion
    activities and community events
  • Support young people, their friends and family by drawing upon their own personal experiences of navigating challenging issues, mental health problems, treatment, recovery, and engaging with services
  • Work collaboratively with all staff located at both headspace centres to help ensure the centres deliver youth-focussed services to young people

About You:

  • Well-developed problem solving and negotiation skills especially with young people in the early stages of help seeking
  • Exceptional ability to engage and communicate to groups of people
  • Ability to maintain positive stakeholder relationships and work collaboratively with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug, and other social issues
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and facilitating youth programs, events and activities within a community setting
  • Strong experience and expertise with social media as a communication tool
  • Has ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment
  • Has ability to work flexible hours including weekend and after hours work, as required.
  • Respects the ethical beliefs and diversity of others
  • Is culturally aware and values social inclusiveness as a strength and positively utilises diversity
  • Has capacity to recognise own feelings and those of others, self-reflection and self-awareness.

Why You Should Apply?

Join a vibrant and innovative not for profit organisation committed to an integrated approach to service, and help make a positive difference in the lives of over forty thousand people each year. Values and the way we interact with each other and our customers are extremely important to us. We Care, We Listen, We Engage, We Deliver. We strive to provide seamless coordinated care. Whilst we are not there yet, we are constantly working on our processes with a commitment to service, advocacy and innovation to achieve this. We are situated within the community and in most cases close to major shopping precincts. We offer a family-friendly workplace. Not For Profit Salary Packaging Available.

About EACH:

A contemporary not-for-profit EACH provides a range of health disability, counselling and mental health services to the community. From humble beginnings established in the Outer East of Melbourne over 44 years ago, committed teams at EACH now consist of over 1300 staff across 65 sites throughout the eastern states of Australia. Together we support over 40 000 clients annually.

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community. Our values promote Customer Centricity, Social Justice, Service Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration - and these underpin the way we work and deliver our services. You can find out more about us here - http://www.each.com.au

We recognise that not everyone experiences life equally. Our focus is about creating opportunities for equitable outcomes. No matter what someone's starting place, we will support them to achieve their goals.

We embrace diversity in all its forms and respect everyone's strength and contributions irrespective of gender, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political views.

Next Steps:

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter outlining their suitability for the role.

For a full position description and/or to apply online please visit our Careers Centre at http://each.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies.

For specific information about the role, please contact: Sonja Bottern - Team Leader 0439 195 929 sonja.bottern@each.com.au

Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted by18/03/2019 Interviews are expected to take place from 22/03/2019

Vacancy closes 5pm 14/03/2019

We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusions brings, and in turn encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.

Please note that all appointments are subject to one or more of the following forms of pre-employment safety screening checks including; Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, Disability Work Exclusion Scheme Check, Reference Checks and APHRA Registration Check.

For a full position description and/or to apply online please visit our Careers Centre at http://each.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies and quote reference number:4593842.

Applications close 14 March 2019

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