Community Engagement Officer

4 days per week (flexible days)

headspace Nowra

Applications Close October 03, 2016

  • 4 days per week
  • Fixed term contract to June 2018 with possibility of extension

 headspace Nowra is an established youth health service in the Shoalhaven Region focused on providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.

The position will be responsible for coordinating community awareness activities in the region. With a focus on promoting early help seeking, the Community Engagement Officer will ensure that accessible information is provided to young people, their families and the local community.

The ideal candidate will have relevant tertiary qualifications; the ability to implement, coordinate and report on programs; the ability to engage with communities using innovation and creativity; strong communication skills; and be keen to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.

We offer a supportive, flexible and friendly work environment, excellent professional development opportunities and competitive remuneration with fantastic salary packaging benefits.

How to apply: Download the position description and selection criteria here which must be addressed and sent to To find out more information, contact the headspace Nowra Service Manager Kathryn Baudinette on ph: 4421 5388.

Successful applicants will be appointed subject to a national criminal record check, a Working with Children Check and checks with work related referees.

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