Youth Access Worker Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale (headspace) PartTime
  • Assist us to deliver high quality client outcomes/services
  • Competitive salary packaging, benefits and conditions
  • Hybrid working arrangements – part-time

Are you passionate about working with young people and committed to their health and wellbeing?

About headspace and RAV

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers core areas including mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.  Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is the lead agency for headspace Bairnsdale, which is governed by a consortium of local community organisations who provide expertise, support and advice to RAV. RAV is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 75 years.  Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”.  

The role

Reporting to the Centre Manager, you are able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. As one of the first points of contact for young people accessing the headspace centre, your responsibilities include building a positive rapport with a wide range of people. You will be assessing a young person’s needs, including complex risk assessments and the ability to action a plan to mitigate any identified risk. You will need to effectively engage, screen, assess, refer, provide brief interventions and coordinate care for young people aged 12-25 years that contact or are referred to the headspace centre. This role is also responsible for participating in regular clinical supervision and will be required to present and discuss cases with the clinical care team.

This opportunity is located at our Bairnsdale headspace Centre and is permanent part-time, working four (4) days per week. 

About you

  • Degree qualified in health, behavioural/social sciences, community services that provides a sound understanding and knowledge of assessing and working with young people at risk. 
  • Experience in screening activities to determine client needs, and to assist clients to access appropriate services.
  • Experience in the youth and/or mental health sector.
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) or current full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) (desirable).

We provide

  • Competitive salary including meal/entertainment and salary packaging.
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance.
  • Generous employment conditions and benefits including additional paid leave benefits - parental, study, personal and compassionate, flexible, family violence leave as well as paid ex-gratia leave between Christmas and New Year.
  • Access to professional development and training including our Registered Training Organisation programs where we provide accredited and non-accredited courses.
  • Best practice clinical supervision and support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.
  • Career progression opportunities internally across Melbourne Metropolitan and Regional Victoria centres.

The base salary range is $92k-$95k (pro-rata) per annum.  


We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible by sending their application and resume so we can progress to interviews.  You can view the position description for further information.  If you have a specific inquiry, contact Hayley Davidson, Centre Manager headspace Bairnsdale and headspace Sale by phoning 0419 585 391. 

Applications close 12 March 2024. 

COVID-19 compliance

Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption during their application process.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.


Job Details

Description :
Location : Bairnsdale (headspace)
Work Type : PartTime
Salary :
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Post Date : 2024-02-12
Close Date : 2024-03-12
Reference : 655