March 13, 2018

Career Advisor

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  • Join an innovative and well recognised national Not for Profit
  • Make a difference to young people
  • Full time opportunity based in Melbourne CBD

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years.headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

The Digital Work and Study Service is an international first. This program aims to test the effectiveness of the digital on-line delivery of an integrated Work and Study service with clinical support. The service is voluntary and delivers intensive vocational assistance to young people based on the Individual Placement and Support international model.  The service targets 15-24 year olds that are either from a regional area, early school leavers and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The headspace Digital Work and Study service is available after hours and on weekends therefore applicants must have a willingness to contribute to these shift times.

This is a career opportunity not to be missed for professionals that want to test their skills in an environment that promotes a positive, personalised and strengths based approach to career development, job seeking and educational attainment. Digital Work and Study Specialists (Career Advisors) work directly with young people leveraging technologies that include web chat, web conferencing, phone, email and live video support. Incumbents will work with Educational Institutions, Employment Agencies and Employer Networks to assist young people with identifying opportunities and engaging in work and study. Referrals to the service will generate from the eheadspace clinical program and headspace Centres in regional areas and other community and government agencies outsideheadspace services.

This role will work in a team of 6 which includes a dedicated clinician who works closely with the Digital Work and Study Specialists to provide integrated clinical care for those young people experiencing mental health issues.  You will deliver vocational interventions aimed at minimising the impact of mental health issues on the normal developmental trajectory, building resilience and enabling recovery.

If you possess experience providing Work, Study and Career Support to young people, have a comprehensive understanding of employment policy, coupled with an ability to actively engage with young people with complex needs, then this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Naturally, you will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, along with a proven ability to develop solutions to complex problems and sustain collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders within the employment and education service system.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

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Applications close: Wednesday 21 March at 5pm

For more information:  please contact Ming Zhuo, HR Advisor, on (03) 9278 0225

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