Uplift Youth Worker – headspace 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. 

Our Service:

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 .

The key principle of the Uplift program within headspace is a commitment to providing age appropriate, youth friendly services which are engaging and acceptable to young people and that are congruent with the stage of development of the individual. 


On offer:

  • Based in Ipswich
  • Full-time & Fixed-term (contract ending 20/06/25)
  • Monday to Friday office hours
  • Paying on HPSS SSE Level 9 plus Super
  • Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!)
  • Meals & entertainment allowance (up to $2,650)
  • Excellent training and career development
  • 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)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment


Role overview:

  • Provide regular, flexible, non-clinical support and interventions to young people engaged with Uplift, their families, and other key stakeholders, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to support decision making processes relating to young people engaged with Uplift.
  • Facilitate a range of tailored responses to assist young people to achieve developmentally (and culturally) appropriate independence, including provision of appropriate information, opportunity and/or linkages.
  • Support young people to feel comfortable and safe to engage with health professionals and the environment in which services are delivered
  • Where indicated, support and encourage young people to develop links with other services and/ or communities
  • Develop and deliver age and developmentally appropriate psychosocial group work activities



  • Minimum of Cert IV in youth work or community services related discipline (ideally a completed diploma or Bachelors)
  • Experience in a similar role including Youth Support Work, Community Development, or Health Promotion Officer
  • An understanding and passion for the health and wellbeing of young people
  • Knowledge of the rationale, principles and evidence for early intervention for mental health of young people
  • Capacity to work outside of a structured environment for the engagement of young people and their families or key stakeholders i.e. outreach to local organisation or schools, home visits. 
  • Ability to work autonomously with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in particular with young people and in relation to clinical and non-clinical staff and stakeholders
  • Appointed to headspace Ipswich, however may be required to work from a number of other sites and in an outreach capacity to meet young person and service requirements
  • Some flexibility may be required in relation to the hours of work. 
  • 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 a final closing date for applications of 13 December 2023. Please note the closing date may end sooner if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Any queries please email [email protected]



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