Vocational Specialist – headspace Tuggeranong Grand Pacific Health


About us
headspace provides support to young people aged 12-25 experiencing mild to moderate or emerging mental health issues. The multidisciplinary team at headspace Tuggeranong work to improve health, social, vocational and educational outcomes for young people.
Grand Pacific Health is the lead agency of headspace Tuggeranong.  We are a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation providing locally-tailored, high quality physical and mental health services across NSW and the ACT.

About the position
headspace Tuggeranong offers Work and Study support through the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program. 
We are seeking an energetic experienced vocational specialist to join our team. The Vocational Specialist will work with young people who experience barriers to employment and/or education to develop strong support plans to ensure they achieve their short and long term vocational and educational goals. This will involve assertive outreach work combined with excellent youth engagement skills to ensure young people are well supported and are linked to suitable employment opportunities. 
The specialist will also provide vocational leadership to clinical staff within the centre and actively develop partnerships with a wide range of external organisations to enhance vocational outcomes for young people. This will include extensive contact with employers, training providers, educational institutions, community service organisations and other health professionals. You will connect and collaborate with Vocational Specialists from all GPH headspace sites offering work and study programs.
If you are passionate about working with young people and experienced in employment services, vocational rehabilitation, career development or a related field, then this is a great opportunity for you. headspace Tuggeranong offers a great place to work with a commitment to flexibility, innovation, and teamwork.
This is a full-time position fixed term position until June 2024 with the possibility of extension.  Part time negotiable must be able to work Monday.
We are looking for someone with:
  1. Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in employment services, vocational rehabilitation, career development or a related field.
  2. Extensive knowledge of issues that impact young people when accessing employment and/or educational opportunities.
  3. An understanding of the Individual Placement and Support model 
  4. Experience developing good business relationships.
  5. Knowledge of the employment services sector, Centrelink and other state and federal employment initiatives that impact young people.
Why join GPH? 
  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Generous salary packaging options 
  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!
Visit our website www.gph.org.au/employment to download Position Description and our Employee Benefits Information and click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application. 
Please ensure that your cover letter addresses the selection criteria detailed in the position description and include this in your application. 
For more information contact: Billieann Bambrick, Service Manager headspace Tuggeranong on [email protected]  or call 0262982920

Applications close: 3 October 2023
We welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from the LGBTQI community, young people from multicultural communities and people with a disability.
Selected applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination.