headspace Community Connection Consultant Headspace National Office


What is headspace National

headspace is the leading youth mental health organisation in Australia. Recognised nationally, headspace helps thousands of young people, and their family and friends, access vital support through our headspace services in over 149 communities across Australia. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit headspace.org.au.

About the role

headspace Schools & Communities, works to reduce the rates of youth suicide and improve mental health outcomes among Australian secondary school students and their community.

An exciting opportunity exists for a qualified professional with experience in influencing change and working in collaborative partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders. This role complements the broader headspace Schools & Communities programs and holds a strong focus on all age, all stage prevention, detection and response to risk and vulnerability in NSW regions impacted by suicide.

Who we’re looking for

The position calls for an individual with exceptional interpersonal skills who can engage, liaise and negotiate with a broad range of stakeholders and organisations. To be successful, you will possess an understanding of mental health issues including suicide postvention, suicide and trauma.

The position calls for a motivated individual who can engage, liaise and negotiate with a broad range of stakeholders and organisations to:

  • Identify key stakeholders & community groups in NSW regions to develop and implement community action plans
  • Create, maintain, and strengthen strategic relationships with relevant organisations and partners
  • Coordinate & communicate with regional stakeholders to build capacity in the prevention, detection and response to risk vulnerabilities
  • Work alongside other consultants to implement protocols, assist in creating resources, and map out services in communities
  • Provide evidence-based strategies for suicide prevention
  • Organise and facilitate informative sessions in the community with relevant stakeholders

You have a passion to be part of a not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide education, awareness and practical support to communities regarding mental health and suicide.

  • Experience in project work, community engagement or stakeholder engagement in the health space
  • Experience in the healthcare space including mental health, public health, and/or suicide postvention services is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative partnerships & influence change in the community
  • Ability to be part of a team and work to achieve goals together
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a broad range of people
  • Highly developed communication skills, written and verbal


  • Tertiary qualification in public health promotion, community development or mental health; or relevant training and experience
  • Drivers License
  • Able to travel across NSW 1-2 times per month overnight to visit regional areas of NSW.

What’s on offer

  • A workplace where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work
  • Excellent salary packaging up to the maximum amount ($15,900) – For more information on salary packaging, please refer to: https://www.smartsalary.com.au/.
  • Salary range of $70,000-$90,000 pro rata, dependant on years of experience and qualifications
  • Hybrid work environment where you can work from home and in the Sydney CBD office
  • Professional development opportunities
  • First-rate CBD location with great on-site facilities
  • A focus on wellbeing
  • A commitment to diversity

How to apply

  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ to view the position description, and to complete your application.
  • Your application must include a resume and cover letter telling us why you are the best candidate for the role considering the Key Responsibilities found in the position description
  • For more information contact Kat Dabich, Program Manager, [email protected]
  • Applications close 11.30pm AEST Wednesday 30 August 2023

To be eligible for this position you must

  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent, and/or pass all of the WWCC(s) required for this role (please note that for some roles, headspace requires WWCCs for other State/Territories in addition to your Home State)
  • Satisfactorily undergo a headspace Police Check

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.



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