Aboriginal Community Engagement Youth Participation Worker
Aboriginal Community Engagement Youth Participation Worker - Based in headspace Katherine - Part Time Permanent (.5)
Anglicare NT is a respected provider of quality human services across urban, regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory. Formed by the Anglican Diocese of the NT, we respond to the needs of the diverse communities we work with through demonstrating our values.
We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We do this through strengthening and continuing our connection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities and creating meaningful employment opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds.
Anglicare NT offers great benefits including a commitment to further training and development options, flexible working conditions, five (5) week’s annual leave and a strengths based environment. We also offer great salary packaging options that can significantly increase your take home pay.
About the Position
In Darwin, we welcome the new ‘Enhanced Care Program’ that will support young people experiencing complex mental health issues. The program will provide intensive coordinated care that addresses the challenges young people may experience in accessing appropriate and effective mental health treatment. In Katherine, we welcome the opening of the new headspace Katherine hub, which will provide primary mental health services for young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns.
In the role of Aboriginal Community Engagement Youth Participation Worker, you will provide coordinated community engagement and youth participation activities with young people, their families, friends, service providers and community members to raise awareness of youth mental health issues within the Katherine region. Utilising early intervention and prevention strategies, you will deliver mental health literacy sessions and workshops in a youth friendly, culturally safe, interactive and engaging way across a number of environments.
To be successful:
- You will have a Certificate IV and or 3 years experience in mental health, youth work, population health or community services. You will also possess a passion for youth mental health and a keen interest in improving service, access and cultural safety of youth services in the Katherine region
- This is an Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander identified role. Prior experience or at a minimum demonstrated commitment to working respectfully with Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse young people, communities, staff and Aboriginal Controlled Organisations
Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a Criminal History Check and a current Northern Territory manual driver’s licence. You must also be willing to undergo a National Child Protection Check prior to employment with Anglicare NT.
To access the Position Description please Click Here. Please address the key selection criteria on the online application.
For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Tiarah Hunkin, Centre Manager, Katherine on 0427 906 298.
Applications will be assessed as received.
Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage.
Anglicare NT is a Child Safe, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.
In order to apply for this role please complete fields below and on the next page you will be required to attach your cover letter, complete resume and selection criteria, also please feel free to attach your qualifications and other certificates including working with children, police check and driver license to support your application.
To view our other available vacancies please visit our careers website at http://www.anglicare-nt.org.au/vacancies/