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Youth Access Worker – headspace Batemans Bay

Organisation : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, headspace Batemans Bay

Location : NSW Regional (Batemans Bay)

Work type : Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Mental / Health Counseling, Social & Support Work

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

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $79,956.47 to $81,134.01 (plus super) and PBI tax benefit for the full-time position (pro rata based on hours)

Application closing date : 5 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, headspace Batemans Bay

headspace Batemans Bay provides young people with access to Allied Health Professionals and community supports to assist young people to access the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence to live healthy and happy lives. The centre also engages in community awareness and seeks to develop and implement innovative programs to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the region.  Relationships Australia Canberra & Region is the lead agency for headspace Batemans Bay and is supported by a Consortium.

Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

About the role

 The headspace Youth Access Worker provides case management services within the context of an integrated mental health service (headspace Batemans Bay) for young people who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder or may be at risk of developing one. The position operates within the operational and geographical boundaries of the headspace Batemans Bay service.

Your new role

 In consultation with the Manager, headspace Batemans Bay, the Youth Access Worker:

  • Engages with young people aged 12-25 who are (or are at risk of) experiencing a mental health or drug and alcohol problem;
  • Provides a culturally safe and supportive approach to engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and other young people from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds;
  • Facilitates access to headspace Batemans Bay services including mental health services, counselling, education/training support or support with alcohol and other drug issues;
  • Advocates on behalf of young people whose care needs are being co-ordinated by headspace Batemans Bay (e.g. with other workers, schools, employers, carers etc.);

What you’ll need to succeed

  1. Relevant experience and/or tertiary qualifications in any of the following disciplines of social work, occupational therapy, intensive assertive case management or related disciplines.
  2. Extensive experience in case management of young people within a multidisciplinary team.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the cultural and mental health needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families to work holistically with young people around mental health, health and wellbeing needs, family and domestic violence and youth from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrated ability to undertake screening and assertive management of clients and their carers to determine client care needs and assist clients to access necessary services.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via

This is a part- time (22.5 hours a week), fixed-term position to 30 June 2023, with the possibility of extension, based in Batemans Bay, NSW.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation in a position where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

How to apply

Position Description : PD_hsp Youth Access Worker BB Jun2022

If you are interested in the role, 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 only via the “Apply” button on our website.

Position description with selection criteria is available at

For further information about the position or application process, please contact Paul Spooner, Manager, headspace Batemans Bay 0428 036 021 or by email at  

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 5 July 2022


Please quote in application: Youth Access Worker - headspace Batemans Bay via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #MentalHealth_Counseling, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Mental_Health, #Youth_and_Young_People


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