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Organisation : Orygen

Location : Melbourne (Parkville)

Work type : Part-time

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

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $71,550 - $76,985 per annum (pro rata)

Application closing date : 6 Aug, 2020

About the role


  • Part-time (0.8 FTE) fixed term position until 30 June 2021
  • NFP Salary Packaging options available 
  • Leading organisation in youth mental health



We are currently seeking applications for a part-time Community Awareness Officer. This position is fixed term and available until 30 June 2021. 

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on that outcome, pioneering new, positive approaches to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. 

Working within a supportive team, including dedicated young people and staff, your contribution will be to develop, deliver and evaluate awareness raising, community engagement, and youth participation activities in the local area with a focus on promoting early help-seeking for mental health, drug and alcohol, and other health/social issues facing young people. As the Community Awareness Officer, you will hold tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate experience and skills in the development, implementation and evaluation of community awareness programs.

Please refer to the Position Description below for the selection criteria and other duties, skills and experience required for this position. As a guide, remuneration of $71,550 – $76,985 per annum (pro rata) is offered, dependent on skills and experience; NFP generous salary sacrificing opportunities are also available to the successful candidate.

Skills & Experience 

Tertiary qualifications in the social or health sciences, community development or a related field, and/or substantial relevant experience in a similar field.

Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate community awareness programs.

Demonstrated experience/understanding of engagement issues related to young people.

Demonstrated sound judgement, the ability to identify and manage a range of risks (including brand and reputation) and well developed problem solving and negotiation skills.

Experience and understanding of mental health, drug and alcohol and other health/social issues facing young people.

Experience in the development and delivery of youth participation programs. 

Demonstrated ability to achieve outcomes in partnership and liaise with the community, government and non-government agencies. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Find out more on our website.

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. Find our more on the headspace website.

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 is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals.  With this in mind Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangement, access to NFP salary packaging and an employee assistance program.


How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Community Awareness Officer - Headspace Sunshine via Pro Bono Australia.



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