Youth & Community Engagement Worker

Job Type: Fixed Term
Job Location: Ocean Grove

  • Are you a qualified and experienced professional in Youth Work or in Youth Mental Health field?

  • Do you have experience in engaging, assessing and coordinating care for young people aged 12-25 years?

  • Are you passionate about promoting the wellbeing of young people in our community, and ensuring they receive the support they need?

Bellarine Community Health is excited to offer this opportunity for a Youth and Community Engagement Worker to join our professional and dedicated Youth team.

As one of the first contact points for young people accessing the headspace Ocean Grove satellite and Bellarine Community Health Youth service, the Youth and Community Engagement Worker will need to engage, assess and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years. This role will also promote the services of the headspace centre and help young people get early access to health and other services.

This position is part time FTE 0.8 (4 days a week) for a Fixed Term period to 30 June 2025, with the potential for an extended contract.

The Position Description is available here: PD Youth and Community Engagement Worker

About us

Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is the major provider of primary health care services to the Bellarine Peninsula. BCH is a not-for-profit health care provider with close links to our community operating from five sites – in Drysdale (two sites), Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Portarlington and in community settings across the Bellarine.

If you’d like to know more about us look at our website http://www.bch.org.au/ and social media (Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn) or call us to learn more about this role.

About the team

BCH’s Youth team provides a diverse range of primary health care services to our increasing population. Currently we deliver services across our sites including headspace Ocean Grove, BCH youth services, Doctors in Secondary School clinic, within schools and community settings.

BCH has built a passionate and friendly work environment, which provides generous support for professional development, clinical supervision, team meetings and flexible working arrangements.

About the role:

The Youth and Community Engagement Worker’s primary purpose is to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions, and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years who contact the service or are referred.

As one of the first contact points for young people accessing the headspace Ocean Grove satellite and BCH Youth service, the Youth and Community Engagement Worker will build a positive rapport with a wide range of young people, as well as their family and friends.  headspace Ocean Grove is a satellite office of headspace Geelong. to find out more about headspace visit www.headspace.org.au.

Additionally, the Youth and Community Engagement Worker will promote the services of the headspace centre and help young people get early access to health and other services.

The Youth and Community Engagement Worker works as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including general practitioners, allied health clinicians and support staff. They will also work closely with local community, you and health services to provide holistic and integrated care.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in mental health, youth work, or a related discipline.
  • The ability and understanding to:
    • undertake intake and screening activities, including comprehensive bio-pyscho-social assessments, and assist clients to access appropriate services.
    • conduct risk assessments, including suicide and violence risks, and develop action plans.
    • deliver brief therapeutic interventions, counselling services and treatment planning.
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team environment and coordinating care within the youth and/or mental health sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health, including related evidence-based interventions and clinical practice.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise complex workloads and competing tasks.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively as a productive, professional and positive team member.

What we offer

To support you to balance your work/life commitments, grow your skills and expertise, enjoy work and feel valued we offer the following:

  • Generous salary packaging benefits – you can access some of your annual salary tax free each year:
    • Living Expenses capped at $15,900 annually (includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans, and rental payments)
    • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650
  • Discounted gym memberships at seven sites across the region
  • A supportive, positive and inclusive workplace culture
  • Flexible work environment with ability to work some hours from home
  • Generous leave arrangements including annual leave, parental leave, professional development
  • Employee Assistance Program; up to 5 counselling session per year

Conditions of Employment

  • A current National Police Check
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • A current Victorian Driver’s Licence
  • 100 point ID check

How to Apply

To find out more, please contact Tanya Fitzpatrick, Mental Health and Youth Health & Wellbeing Manager, at [email protected] or by phone on 5253 0400.  The Position Description is available here: PD Youth and Community Engagement Worker

Applications must include cover letter, response to key selection criteria, application form (via the BCH website), and resume in PDF format.

Submit your application to [email protected]– applications are being assessed as they are received, with final applications closing at 5pm on Sunday 28th July 2024. 

 

Bellarine Community Heath embraces diversity and encourages applicants from different backgrounds to apply. BCH is a family friendly organisation with excellent salary packaging available.

Bellarine Community Health Ltd is committed to protect children and reduce any opportunities for abuse or harm to occur.

Bellarine Community Health acknowledges the Wathaurong people as the Traditional Custodians of the Wadawurrung land on which our sites are located and across which we provide services and programs for the diverse community. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace and welcome people from all cultures and backgrounds to our service.

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