About the role
The Community Awareness Officer raises awareness about youth mental health and provides accessible information about mental health issues and service systems. This is achieved by ensuring communication and awareness strategies that cater for young people, carers, service providers and the general community. The outcome being that young people and the general community are more aware of mental health and related issues and that young people seek help early.
This is a fixed term contract until 30 June 2021 available on part time basis, based in Wagga Wagga, NSW.
To be successful in this role, you are required to possess:
- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including the ability to deliver small group activities.
- At least a Cert IV relating to youth mental health – health literacy
- Demonstrated ability to deliver presentations to various groups.
- Demonstrated proficiency with technology including the ability to use Microsoft Office applications and the capacity to quickly learn new technologies including electronic client management system packages.
For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the attached position description.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.
Salary & Benefits
The salary on offer is in the range of $70,261.88- $75,160.80 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.
According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.
About the organisation
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.
Relationships Australia offer services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.
RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds. We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.
How to apply
To apply, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.
Applications should be submitted via the “Apply now” button on this page and applications sent via emails will not be accepted.
For further information about the position or application process, contact the Manager, headspace Wagga Wagga on 02 6923 3173 or email email@example.com
Please quote in application: Community Awareness Officer – headspace, Wagga Wagga via Pro Bono Australia.