headspace Manager – Esperance Hope Community Services Inc


  • Full time, on going position, 76 hours per fortnight, located in beautiful Esperance.
  • Level 6 of the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Industry Award 2010
  • Regional allowance


About Us:

HOPE has been a community service in Western Australia for over a century, providing much needed support to people affected by alcohol and other drugs, mental ill-health, youth justice issues and socioeconomic disadvantage. Hope is the lead agency of the headspace service.

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation supporting young people aged 12-25 years with their mental & general health care needs. headspace provides young people with the opportunity to seek help early. headspace brings together local health services under the one roof making it easier for young people and their families to find the information they need.

About the Role:

As the Manager, you will be responsibility for the overall Clinical Governance of headspace Esperance. You will lead, oversee, and develop all operations and support the expansion of Esperance headspace service from a satellite service into a full service.

In this role, you will work closely and collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to ensure all activities are in accordance with the headspace grant agreement, and direction provided by the lead agency, WAPHA, headspace National Office, consortium partners, the Youth Reference Group, and the Family and Friends Reference Group. There will be a focus on building and nurturing relationships at a personal level, organisational and community level to identify needs and achieve positive outcomes for young people, their families, and significant others. You will ensure a supportive team environment is cultivated and manager staff accordingly.

Requirements of the role:

You will have a strong work ethic, as well as reflect and improve on own practice. Having a person-centred, strength-based perspective and empowerment approach will see you do well in this role. The Manager must show commitment to working in culturally secure and competent ways. It is essential to hold a Tertiary qualification in behavioural/social sciences, youth work, health/mental health nursing or approved equivalent. This ensures you have an in depth understanding of mental health challenges and experiences of young people in Australia. You will have demonstrated experience in managing all aspects of staff and team performance, as well as a proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships internal and external stakeholders.

 Our Culture:

Hope strives to provide a safe workplace and promotes progressive policies that prioritise the health, safety and unique needs of our team. Hope’s ambition is to be an employer of choice by supporting staff to grow, learn, innovate and achieve their potential. We invest in developing our people to sustain the workforce built on ‘growing our own’.

Find out more about Hope on our website.


  • Knowing you are making a real difference in your community and being in a team that celebrates your successes and supports you during challenges
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)
  • Discounts with a major health insurance provider
  • Free external, confidential counselling through our EAP Service and clinical supervision in counselling role

Appointments will be subject to Australian residency/visa, current first aid certificate, satisfactory National Criminal Record checks, the Working With Children Check, Covid-19 Vaccination records, Current C or A class driver’s license, and suitable work referees

Applications close: 1st October 2023

May close earlier if suitable applicant found

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

HOPE acknowledges and welcomes diversity in all its forms amongst staff and clients, including culture, language, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex variations, religion, and socio-economic and relationship status

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Erica Panizza on 0863926309, quoting Ref No. 1127779.



Hope Community Services Inc

Job Salary

Full time