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Practice and Engagement Leader – Youth Support Services

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Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Various

Sector : Health – General, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 5 Aug, 2018

About the role

0.8EFT or 1EFT + ADO (Negotiable)

Based across Essendon, St Albans. Reservoir and Nth Melbourne

Not for Profit ‘Salary Sacrificing’ benefits on top of your salary, increasing your take home pay


Are you ready to embrace a role with plenty of variety, stimulation, and leadership? Working for one of Australia’s largest and most recognised Community Health Organisations? Then here is your chance!


Our Values

We care about the whole person and place people at the centre of everything we do through:

Inquiry and innovation: we are curious and inquisitive and think outside of the box; research and evidence underpin our work.

Respect: we treat all people with respect and dignity.

Courage: we are focused on doing our best, trying new things and speaking up for what is right.

Social equity: we are committed to fairness and equality, making sure rights are foremost in our thoughts and actions, and making sure no one is left behind.


Our programs are delivered within a framework of strengths-based, recovery-oriented practice, consumer, carer and community participation and codesign and a whole of health approach to care. We achieve consistent, high quality recovery-oriented services using the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) and Recovery Star and ensure competency in trauma informed care, family centred practice delivered in a client directed purchasing environment.

As our Youth Support Services (YSS) Practice and Engagement Leader you value work closely with our YSS Program Managers to imbed within their programs a best practice, evidence-based and outcome focussed service delivery approach that is underpinned by identified practice principles.


As our YSS Practice and Engagement Leader your responsibilities will cover:

  • The ongoing development and growth of Youth Support Service staff through one-on-one workplace coaching, facilitation of practice reflection groups and sourcing professional development opportunities;
  • Embedding an outcome focussed, co-designed continuous quality improvement approach to the service delivery model of care, workflow and policy development.
  • Providing support and advice to the YSS leadership team and act as a secondary consultant to cohealth more broadly; and
  • Managing the cohealth Youth Advisory Committee (cYAC) and internal and external youth engagement activities across YSS.


About You

To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in management and/or fields related to mental health, youth or health and at least 5 years experience of working in one of these sectors.
  • Established leadership skills with experience in leading and managing a team by inspiring confidence in and displaying behaviours in accordance with the organisation’s values;
  • A thorough understanding of the principles of co-design and consumer engagement, with demonstrated experience in utilising these to develop and manage outcome;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the provision of AOD services and/or client/s with complex support needs;
  • Highly developed stakeholder relations and interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage people from a diverse range of professional and non-professional backgrounds as well as cultures and capabilities;


If this is you, then here at cohealth, we have an opportunity that will challenge you, motivate you and revitalise your passion

About the organisation

Organisation Name : cohealth via BigSplash

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Practice and Engagement Leader – Youth Support Services via Pro Bono Australia.


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