The Australian Government's Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Trial will provide vocational assistance for young people with mental illness up to the age of 25 years at headspace Penrith.
The program aims to improve the educational outcomes for young people with mental illness by working alongside the headspace team. Staff provide education, vocational and employment support in conjunction with the clinical team which includes developing career profiles and vocational plans, engaging in regular job search activities with participants, assisting participants to apply for jobs and contact employers as well as providing post placement support.
This position will provide Individual Placement and Support (IPS) vocational services to young people with mental illness. Under the IPS Trial, Vocational Specialists will be fully integrated into the headspace multidisciplinary team. The Vocational Specialist will provide career development advice, vocational and employment assistance to young people with mental illness up to the age of 25, in tandem with the headspace clinical team, to ensure young people can achieve and maintain sustainable participation in vocational education and employment.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to
Desirable Criteria (if applicable):
1. Experience working with young people with mental health needs or disabilities
2. Knowledge or experience in employment services or other social inclusion services
3. Knowledge of employment related services, relevant legislation and local labour market trends
4. Knowledge of local education providers and the admissions systems
5. Completion of a relevant tertiary qualification
To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.
What we offer:
An attractive salary with generous NFP salary packaging benefits, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.
This is your opportunity to promote hope and recovery in peoples lives!
Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Check and provide Working with Children Clearance.
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