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Youth Worker – Vocation Specialist

Organisation : Each

Location : Melbourne (Wantirna South)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Social & Support Work

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

Salary type : Hourly

Salary : AU$38 - AU$41 per hou

About the role

Our headspace team in Knox have an exciting new full-time role for 12 months to provide outreach to young people experiencing a range of mental health issues!

If you hold qualifications including relevant professional registration as required and/or e xperience in employment services, vocational rehabilitation, career development or a related field, with experience in working with young people and/or people experiencing mental ill-health, then we would love to hear from you!

As the headspace Vocation Specialist, you will bring your extensive knowledge and expertise in the career development and/or disability employment sector, with a demonstrated understanding of youth mental health and the issues that impact them accessing employment and/or educational opportunities. You will be a highly engaging individual with a passion for developing good business relationships, and the ability to work independently.

What you’ll be doing
Your days will be varied and highly interactive. Your strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, ability to partner with diverse stakeholder groups, and experience in career coaching or providing sound career-planning support to young people will be key in the day-to-day success, of the headspace Vocation Specialist.

You will employ excellent youth engagement skills to provide centre-based & assertive outreach to young people experiencing a range of mental health issues. Working intensively with young people and their families (where appropriate) to ensure young people aged up to 25 years achieve and maintain sustainable participation in vocational education and competitive employment.

Who you’ll be working with
The focus of the position is to work within the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Jobs Victoria project within headspace Knox. Reporting into the Team Leader Intake & Brief Intervention, you will also be part of the broader headspace Knox and headspace Lilydale team, awesome teams well known for positive staff culture!

What we offer
EACH offers all staff benefits by offering Not for Profit Salary Packaging, a family-friendl y workplace strategy and support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Each

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.

Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we’re one of the nation’s leading health and community services providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians and Family Services.

How to apply

We want to know why you would like to come work with EACH and what you can bring to this role. Please attach a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (Experience and Knowledge section in the position description) with your resume via our Careers Centre.

If you’d like more information about the position, please contact Sharon Patton, Clinical Manager - headspace Knox on 9801 6088.

Please quote in application: Youth Worker - Vocation Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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