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Youth Vocational Team Leader – headspace Sunshine

Organisation : Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Location : Melbourne (Sunshine)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Management, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 Sep, 2019

About the role

The Youth Vocational Specialist role requires extensive knowledge, expertise and leadership experience in the career development or disability employment sector, with a demonstrated understanding of youth mental health. The focus of the position is to lead the implementation of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) programs within the Orygen clinical programs.

Reporting to the Program Manager, Primary Clinical Services, this exciting new role will provide vocational leadership to clinical staff within the clinical programs and actively develop partnerships with a wide range of external organisations to enhance vocational outcomes for young people. This will include extensive contact with employers, training providers, educational institutions, community service organisations and other health professionals.

The role

The Youth Vocational Team Leader will:

  • Undertake project management of the funded vocational programs including planning and reporting, including data management.
  • Establish and support the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) vocational program.
  • Lead evaluation, reporting and fidelity as required for the IPS program.
  • Provide specialised individual career development services that support young people to gain employment.
  • Cold call and market the vocational program and young people looking for work to a broad range of employers.
  • Develop and deliver training workshops to clinical staff, community groups and other organisations that promote vocational recovery.
  • Provide support and education to employers in how to best support young people in the workplace and develop further opportunities for ongoing work placements.
  • Develop partnerships with external organisations that increase access to vocational opportunities for young people of the service.
  • Complete Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and vocational recovery training as directed by the functional recovery unit.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health (Orygen) is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Further information available at https://www.orygen.org.au/About/About-Us

headspace is a world-first youth mental health initiative that supports young people who are going through a tough time; whether it’s depression, anxiety, relationship break-ups or alcohol and other drug issues. The youth-friendly services at headspace are aimed at teenagers and young adults in recognition of the fact that 75 percent of mental disorders emerge before the age of 25 years. Further information available at https://headspace.org.au/about-us/who-we-are/

How to apply for this role

Please submit your resume, cover letter and a supporting statement that addresses all the essential selection criteria included in the position description to careers@orygen.org.au, using the subject line: ‘Youth Vocational Team Leader’ followed by your ‘full name’.

For further information about the role, including Position Description, and Key Selection Criteria, please visit the Orygen website at https://bit.ly/2kqOIt3 .

Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 27 September 2019

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.


Please quote in application: Youth Vocational Team Leader – headspace Sunshine via Pro Bono Australia.


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