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Organisation : Orygen

Location : Online

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 17 Jan, 2021

About the role

  • A great opportunity to join a leader in youth mental health
  • Purposeful work and make a real difference
  • Join a supportive, dynamic and positive team
  • Part-time (0.2 FTE) 12 months Fixed term with opportunity for further employment
  • Access to generous NFP salary packaging and flexible work/life balance arrangements
  • Participate in Orygen’s climate action group, parents/carers hub, LGBTIQA+ network and wellbeing and fundraising events

The Opportunity

Orygen is seeking an experienced career counsellor or advisor to young people. The Online Youth Career Consultant will undertake intensive online engagement with young people experiencing a range of mental health issues who are seeking support to engage in work or educational opportunities. Working alongside a collaborative multidisciplinary team, you will be well supported to ensure your career at Orygen is both fulfilling and rewarding without compromising on your life goals.

The role & your impact

As the Online Youth Career Consultant, you will use various strategies to engage and link young people to career support interventions available within the online platform; support young people to develop resumes, cover letters other job search documentation; and support engagement in career exploration activities both within the system and link to opportunities in the community.  In addition, you will:

  • Work collaboratively with the clinical and peer work moderators to ensure online support provided aligns with service user recovery goals.
  • Actively develop partnerships with a wide range of external organisations to enhance vocational outcomes for users. This will include contact with stakeholders including employers, training providers, educational institutions, community service organisations and social enterprises.
  • Be required to present user information at moderator team meetings and may be required to participate in presentations to promote the online vocational program internally and outside of the service.

Benefits

Depending on your skills and experience, a salary of $57,423 – $62,600 p.a. (pro-rata) is offered plus superannuation, access to generous NFP salary packaging, flexible work/life balance benefits, great supportive team, purposeful work that makes a real difference to lives of young people and their families and carers and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health.

About you

Essential to this role and to be successful, you will bring:

  • Experience providing career-planning advice to young people.
  • Experience in career counselling, employment services, vocational rehabilitation, or a related field.
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience and training.
  • Extensive knowledge of issues that impact young people when accessing employment and/or educational opportunities.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply sound problem solving skills and an ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive business relationships.
  • Knowledge of the employment services sector, Centrelink and other state and federal employment initiatives that impact young people.
  • Advanced computer skills.

To view the FULL selection criteria and learn more about this opportunity, please go to www.orygen.org.au/About/Work-with-Us to view the Position Description or contact James Whiting on james.whiting@orygen.org.au for a confidential discussion.

If you have a passion for the field of youth mental health and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and their families and carers and share Orygen’s values of respect, accountability, teamwork, excellence and innovation, then we would love you to apply!

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen

We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on this outcome. Orygen is leading and redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care.

Orygen Digital, the digital mental health division of Orygen, in collaboration with investigators from The Australian Catholic University and in conjunction with the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, developed a model of moderated online social therapy (MOST). The model integrates peer-to-peer on-line social networking, individually tailored interactive psychosocial interventions and involvement of expert mental health, career and peer moderators to deliver the intervention. The elements of the model have been applied to online systems targeting specific populations including first episode psychosis, youth depression and families of young people experiencing a mental illness.

Orygen Digital is currently running two NHMRC trials that include online career support in the context of supporting young people experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. We require an experienced youth career consultant to work on our systems to deliver online career development services.

How to apply

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Please quote in application: Online Youth Career Consultant via Pro Bono Australia.


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