Community Development Officer Open Minds


An exciting new role supporting the establishment of the new Head to Health service in Ipswich. 


Your day will see you engaging the community to promote and build mental health and wellbeing across Ipswich and surrounding areas. 


  • Make a difference to the community you work in
  • Put your degree in Community Development to use
  • Assist to break down the stigma of mental health


As Community Development Officer you will build connections with the local community, including local services, First Nation Peoples and multicultural communities. Your day will see you leading social media and marketing campaigns, and liaising with the community advisory group.


You’ll take the lead on designing and delivering health promotion activities and events, as well as promoting the services of the brand new centre to encourage and assist people with early and meaningful access to health services, and to increase mental health literacy among young people, which will assist in breaking down the stigma of mental health. 


This is a varied and interesting role that will bring satisfaction seeing relationships bloom and our profile strengthened.

The whole team will be new, passionate and professional. There is one other Community Development Officer who is based at Kingaroy, to collaborate with.


This role would suit a recent graduate with a couple of years experience in the field of youth mental health or alcohol/other drug social issues. In addition, we’re looking for:  

  • Degree in a discipline like Community Development, Health Promotion, Public Health, Social/Behavioural Science, and/or Social Work/Planning), or some experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working within a Community Development Framework
  • Understanding of project management, with the ability to plan, develop, and implement youth engagement and community development initiatives
  • Sound knowledge of and capacity to implement effective community engagement, including the effective use of social media


To be successful in this role you will build relationships easily and communicate clearly.  You’ll need some flexibility to travel around the surrounding area, and to work after hours occasionally (including weekends and evenings).


Ideally you will also bring an understanding of the not-for-profits, in particular mental health.

  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Hold (or be eligible to obtain) NDIS Worker Screening
  • Hold (or be eligible to obtain) Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • Evidence of full vaccination against Covid-19


Benefits to you

  • Access to rewards program that gives you discounts at hundreds of everyday retailers
  • Full salary sacrifice available to increase your take-home pay
  • $2,550 per year for meals and entertainment expenses (through salary sacrifice)
  • Work cars available

 Sound like you?

Apply now, we can’t wait to hear from you!