Youth and Community Engagement Officer – headspace Scout Talent


Come for the life experience, stay for the lifestyle

headspace Mackay is a youth service run under lead agency North and West Remote Health (NWRH) to deliver services to youth aged 12-25 years. We’re looking for a passionate, experienced and dedicated person to join our team!

headspace Mackay is seeking a part-time Youth & Community Engagement Officer to join the team. The role is located in Mackay and works to promote the services of the headspace centre by increasing mental health literacy, awareness of headspace services and providing a link to access our services.

The Youth and Community Engagement Officer will work to support young people who may be at risk or facing challenges in accessing appropriate early intervention services.

Skills and experience

The right candidate will have/be working toward suitable qualifications in Youth, Health Promotion, Public Health, Community Development, Social/Behavioural Science, Social Work/Planning or related discipline.

In addition, you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience working with young people with mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and other social issues.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and facilitating youth programs, events and activities within a community.
  • Strong experience and expertise with social media as a communication medium.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate community awareness.
  • A current, unrestricted ‘C’ class Australian Driver’s Licence.
  • The right to live and work in Australia.

For more information about the role, please click Apply Now.

Why join headspace Mackay?

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12–25-year old’s, along with assistance in promoting young people’s wellbeing. This covers core areas including mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. headspace Sarina and headspace Whitsundays operate under the guidance and support of headspace Mackay.

We love our work – so will you!

Whether you are looking for a change of scenery or a new adventure, this is an opportunity to make a real and valuable contribution. You will join a fantastic support network, from your locally based colleagues to the wider headspace team.

Successful candidates will receive an excellent salary of up to $61,729 (pro rata), commensurate with skills and experience, plus 10.5% super.

A fantastic range of ADDITIONAL benefits will also be provided, including:

  • Salary sacrificing options up to $15,900.
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading (pro rata); and
  • Relocation assistance.

headspace are also proud to support and encourage you in your professional development! For further questions, please contact Centre Manager Carmen Davey on 07 4898 2200 or [email protected] or NWRH Executive Manager Mental Health & Wellbeing Services Phil Ihme 07 4781 9323 or [email protected].

If this sound like your next opportunity, click Apply Now.    



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Excellent salary of up to $61,729 plus benefits

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