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Community Development Coordinator - headspace Early Psychosis

  • 499889
  • Youth and Families - Allied Health
  • Youth and Families - Community Development and Engagement
  • Youth and Families - Coordinator
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Youth and Families - Nurse
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Full time closed period contract

headspace Parramatta, Mount Druitt and Penrith deliver the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program. The headspace program offers an “open door”, easily accessible, early intervention service for young people wishing to obtain support for mental health or substance use issues. The headspace Early Psychosis program is a specialist service which focuses on providing comprehensive services to support young people who are at risk of developing a psychotic illness, or those who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.

  • Full time across headspace in western Sydney
  • Be an active member of multi-disciplinary team
  • Good rates +Generous salary packaging benefits

Role Overview:

This role is instrumental in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the community development strategy within their allocated program. The Community Development Coordinator will also build the capacity of the community to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and be able to respond to mental health concerns.

As a Community Development Coordinator, your role will include (not limited to):

  • Actively promote the service within the community to improve community awareness of mental illness, services available and how to access these services.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in community events including interagency, consortium, consumer representative groups and partner meetings. .
  • Facilitate information sessions with external services such as Department of Communities and Justice, General Practitioners (GP’s), Local Health Districts other Community Managed Organisations.
  • Support the development of resources, activities and events to engage consumers and their families.

Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification relevant to the field of work, such as health promotion, social work, psychology,  or community development/engagement.
  • Current Australian Driver’s Licence.
  • Three or more years of experience in your field of expertise.
  • Experience in facilitating Community Development initiatives and projects.
  • Ability to develop, document, monitor and report on community awareness strategies and plans within established guidelines and frameworks.
  • Willingness to oversee or support volunteers or students undertaking certificate level studies.
  • Sound knowledge of mental health promotion and messaging.
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with a wide range of stakeholders to develop local referral networks and implement community awareness and education campaigns within established guidelines or procedures.
  • Ability to produce newsletters and health promotion resources.
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends for events as required.

Even better: 

  • Experience in collaborative partnerships with government or non-government organisations, including working with a range of community partners. 
  • Experience working with specific populations of people (e.g. Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander populations, CALD, LTBGQI+ communities)​. 

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.

Benefits & culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

  • Salary packaging entitlements
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career development opportunities

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Rose Rivera, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0438 206 164 or rrivera@unting.org .  Reference 499889

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