July 2, 2018

Training Project Officer

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  • Join an innovative and well recognised national Not for Profit
  • Full time opportunity with great travel opportunities throughout Australia
  • Delivery of sector leading youth mental health packages to young people, families, school communities and stakeholders
  • Competitive salary plus generous salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Sydney

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.

headspace will develop and implement two targeted national initiatives, funded by the Australian Government, through the headspace in Schools division. These initiatives will engage critical stakeholders and build capacity to work effectively with schools in the areas of youth mental health, self-harm minimisation and suicide prevention, and strengthen partnerships between Primary Health Networks, headspace centres and school communities. The project has a focus on rural, regional and remote communities and will engage with young people, their families and their communities.

An exciting new role exists for a suitably qualified and dynamic professional to develop and deliver training packages and resources to school communities throughout Australia. The Training Project Officer will facilitate activities including national seminars on youth suicide risk, suicide attempts and prevention strategies; and develop resources and training for young people, their families and their communities.

To be successful in this role, you will possess a working knowledge of common social and mental health issues faced by young people and experienced by school communities. Your highly developed communication skills will allow you to effectively deliver training packages and you will demonstrate the ability to engage, liaise and interact with a broad range of audiences.

This role will require significant travel, therefore the incumbent must possess the willingness and capability to travel intra and interstate regularly.

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. This role is offered until 31 December 2019 in line with our funding term.

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

How to Apply

Application Process: To apply please visit our website at www.headspace.org.au/about-us/work-for-us/ 

Once you are on the appropriate advertisement, there are links to the key selection criteria (PD) and application instructions.

Applications close: 16 July 2018 at 5pm

For more information: Please contact Narelle Corless – Program Manager – Schools Suicide Prevention and Self-harm Minimisation Activities on 0418 528 145


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