Community Engagement Coordinator Stride Mental Health


About Us:

We are leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on our next stage, join us to make a difference. We’re here to Stride. 

About headspace:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support .


On offer: 

  • Based in Beaudesert
  • Permanent, Part-time (0.8 FTE) opportunity
  • Paying on HPSS SSE Level 9 plus Super
  • Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Paid parental leave
  • Stride Rewards – access to discounts from 100s of retailers (fashion, food and fitness)
  • One paid wellbeing leave day per year
  • Purchase up to 5 additional leave days in a 12 month period (pro rata entitlement if part-time)
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment


Role Overview:

The Community Engagement Coordinator seeks opportunities to reach out to young people and the communities that support them, to provide health education, raise mental health literacy and community awareness and link people to appropriate services. 

You will develop, facilitate and evaluate a range of community events, and health and education programs designed to improve mental health literacy and community awareness of challenges faced by young people, in order to increase early identification and help them to get early access to appropriate services. 

You will work closely with our clinical team to understand the services that headspace provides, to advocate our services to both young people and the wider community.

This role includes service delivery responsibilities. You will lead, organise and engage priority groups, with the overall goal of ensuring all young people can gain access to the specific support and services while creating “ease to access” referral pathways for young people within the surrounding community.


  • Minimum of a Diploma qualification in youth work, mental health or other relevant discipline
  • Experience in a similar role working with young people
  • Experience in planning, developing and delivering of high-quality education, training, and community awareness programs and activities
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with and engage a variety of different people and stakeholders  
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team  
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Confidence in use of IT including social media applications (e.g. Facebook), as well as website maintenance
  • Excellent verbal communication and written skills, including the ability to identify potential funding sources and write the appropriate grant submissions  
  • Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a Blue Card
  • Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance 
  • Current Driver’s License

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all positions and is in accordance with Stride policy. As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with this policy requirement.  


Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds in order to enhance the depth of cultural diversity and insight within our workforce.

This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with an closing date of 18 August 2023.