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Youth Peer Worker

Organisation : Orygen

Location : Melbourne (Melton)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Client Services, Social & Support Work

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

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $55,842 - $60,940 per annum pro rata

Application closing date : 5 Nov, 2020

About the role

  • Part-time (0.4 FTE) fixed term until 30/06/21; possible renewal subject to funding
  • NFP Salary Packaging increasing take home pay
  • Generous employer PPL scheme
  • Leading organisation in youth mental health

We are currently seeking applications for a part-time (0.4 FTE) Youth Peer Worker. This
position is fixed term and available until 30 June 2021 with possible renewal subject to
The Youth Peer Worker will work within the team at headspace Melton, and will be part of an
initiative that recognises the importance of the youth voice within all aspects of service
delivery at our headspace centres. The successful candidate will coordinate and deliver
headspace programs and initiatives aimed at educating young people in the community about
core aspects of early intervention across the four domains of mental health, physical health,
alcohol and other drugs, and work and study. This role will also include opportunities to work
directly with young people in a non-clinical capacity, drawing on one’s own experiences to
support them in various aspects of their journey with headspace.
As a guide, remuneration of $55,842 – $60,940 per annum pro rata plus superannuation is
offered, dependent on skills and experience; plus, NFP salary packaging opportunities also
available to the successful candidate.
Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this

About you
To be considered you will need:

  • Aged between 18 and 24 years.
  • Personal experience of challenges with any of the following: mental health, physical
    health, alcohol and other drug and/or work and study.
  • Passion, energy and determination to make a difference to health outcomes for young
  • Experience or knowledge of peer work/youth participation principles/frameworks.
  • Capacity to problem solve effectively, engage and work creatively with young people.
  • Capacity and willingness to conduct presentations and programs to large groups of
    people, including young people and adults.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills to, communicate warmly
    and effectively with young people, liaise, build relationships and partnerships, and consult
    and negotiate with a wide variety of stakeholders.

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

Please submit your resume, cover letter and a document addressing each essential and
desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria located in the position description, using the subject line ‘Youth Peer Worker - Melton’ followed by your ‘full name’.
For a private and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Denise Poyser at .

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 Peer Worker via Pro Bono Australia.



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