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Youth & Family Support Coordinator


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headspace Taringa

Is this you?

  • You have an interest in working with young people with, or at risk of, severe mental health issues to help coordinate their care
  • You would like to work alongside a Mental Health Clinician to provide team-based care
  • You would like to work in a motivated team environment
  • You can work creatively and resourcefully with young people, important people in their life and other professionals to help them to achieve their goals and manage their mental health
  • You are a highly developed communicator and problem solver
  • You have excellent time management skills
  • You have relevant tertiary qualifications or relevant experience working with young people with complex needs

We are currently recruiting a Youth & Family Support Coordinator to join our headspace team. This program is funded by the PHN under flexible funding to support young people with, or at risk of, severe mental health issues.

About headspace

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Our mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12 to 25 years.

Our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals provide support to young people in the areas of primary health, mental health, drug and alcohol and vocational and educational support services. 

The Role

You will work as part of a team to support young people with severe mental health difficulties and psychosocial complexity. A key part of your role will be to provide time-limited, coordinated support to young people in conjunction with the Mental Health Clinician (Enhanced headspace Services), the wider headspace Taringa team and external service providers.

The positions will focus on:

  • Identifying relevant support options for the young person
  • Supporting the young person to identify their goals and developing plans to achieve them
  • Working with the young person to develop skills to meet their psychosocial needs through centre-based and outreach work
  • Working with families to coordinate care and help them to better understand and support their young person’s mental health needs
  • Undertaking risk assessments and developing risk management plans for young people
  • Liaising and meeting with other stakeholders to coordinate the young person’s care
  • Over time empowering young people to build the skills to support themselves.
  • Working with young people to strengthen and enhance their capacity to become self-directed in coordinating and managing their own supports and increasing their social and economic participation

Young people and/or people with a lived experience of mental ill health are encouraged to apply.

This role is full time.

Our commitment to you:

  • Inclusive, culturally safe working environment
  • Investment into your professional development
  • Strong leaders, who are passionate and foster great teams and drive engagement
  • Salary sacrifice up to $15,900

This position is offered as Perm/FT at Award Level 4

To apply please, click on the link below and attach a copy of your CV.