Youth Care Coordinator – headspace Wollongong 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 Wollongong work to improve health, social and vocational/educational outcomes for young people. Grand Pacific Health is the lead agency for headspace Wollongong. 
Grand Pacific Health is a not-for-profit, primary health care organisation.  We’re here to provide our local communities in NSW and the ACT with equitable, inclusive and integrated health care including physical health and mental health care services.  We currently employ 340 people, provide services from 25 locations and are continuing to grow.
About the position
The Youth Care Coordinator will work collaboratively with a young person and their family/carers to assess the mental health and psycho-social support needs of the young people referred to headspace. 
They will coordinate the transition to appropriate support and treatment streams within and external to headspace in accordance with the young person’s clinical need. 
The position will also have a community engagement component, working closely with the community engagement officer for health promotion and related activities. 
This opportunity is fixed-term, part-time (30 hours per week) to 30 June 2025 based in Wollongong NSW.
Why join GPH? 
  • Flexible work arrangements to find your best work life balance
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Free and confidential access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous salary packaging options including meal and entertainment benefits to increase your take home pay
  • We make a positive difference to the lives of those we support!
What you’ll need
We are looking for someone with:
  1. Passion and experience working with young people
  2. Qualification in or working towards same in youth work, community welfare, social work, psychology, peer work, occupational therapy, counselling or other relevant field or demonstrated experience in a similar role. 
  3. Experience delivering individual and group interventions
  4. Experience providing coordination of care and the ability to work from a recovery-oriented framework
Visit our website to download Position Description and our Employee Benefits Information and click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application. 
Please ensure that you address the selection criteria detailed in the position description in your application. 
For more information please contact: David Wootton, Service Manager, headspace Wollongong on (02) 4220 7660 or [email protected]
Applications close: 27 August 2023
*Please note that short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.
We welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from the LGBTQI community, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability.
Selected applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 Vaccination.