Community Engagement Officer

Job No: RFDS217
Location: Cairns - headspace


About us:

headspace Cairns (under the direction of the RFDS (Qld) Services Limited) is an innovative youth service,  delivering: primary and mental health, alcohol and drug, social welfare and vocational services to young people aged 12-25 years.  We’re looking for a passionate, dedicated and proactive person to join our team in this autonomous position.

  • Fixed-term, full-time until June 2018, with possible extension subject to funding
  • Cairns location with some travel required
  • Attendance at after-hours and weekend events is a regular part of the role

 The Role:

The Community Engagement Officer seeks opportunities to reach out to young people and the communities that support them, in order to provide health education, raise mental health literacy and community awareness and link people to appropriate services.  You will work closely with our clinical team to understand the services that headspace provides, in order to advocate our services to both young people and the wider community.

You must be:

  • Passionate about our mission – providing excellence in aeromedical and primary health care across Queensland, and be proud to positively represent headspace and the RFDS
  • Dedicated, enthusiastic and proactive about reaching out to young people, promoting our services as appropriate and encouraging participation
  • Strong in time management, planning and administration

To be successful in this role:

  • Ideally you will have a relevant qualification at tertiary level (minimum Diploma level) in areas of mental health, health promotion, education, community welfare etc
  • A minimum 12 months experience in a role working closely with young people
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, development and delivery of high quality education, training, and community awareness programs and activities
  • Demonstrated high level culturally-appropriate interpersonal skills necessary to effectively engage young people, their families, other health professionals and the community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and communities

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and will be subject to a criminal history check.  It is a requirement to hold a Queensland ‘Working with Children Blue Card’.

If this role sounds like you, please apply today! 

For further information please contact Mike Greasley, Centre Coordinator headspace on 07 4041 3780. 



The RFDS is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply.

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