Youth Mental Health Outreach Worker Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health


0.6 EFT Fixed Term 3 Years! (until 30 June 2026)

  • Be part of a foundational program!
  • Join a multidisciplinary team
  • Make a meaningful impact on the community
  • Lead the way for future models of care
  • Work with a true Values-Based community-led organisation
  • Professional Development Platform Included

Mental Health Youth Outreach Worker is a new initiative being in partnership with Gisborne Bendigo Bank & Macedon Ranges Shire Council

The position will lead a pilot program, bespoke to the local community needs that supports young people with mild to severe mental health concerns.

This position will be part of the wider Counselling & Youth Team and larger Community Mental Health Unit. This position will provide assessment, intervention and referral pathways to create linkages to young people that are disengaged from current services, schooling or community.

About the role:

  • Provide high quality engagement, assessment, treatment and support services to individuals and their families.
  • To produce better outcomes for individuals with diagnosable mild, moderate and in some cases severe mental illness, by providing short-term psychological interventions in a primary care setting.
  • Targeted services for those individuals who are not likely to be able to have their needs met through Medicare-subsidised or other mental health services.

In addition to your salary and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits plus up to $2,650 meals and entertainment packaging benefits.

An amazing candidate would have the following:

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Youth Work, Bachelor of Nursing, or Master of Psychology with a minimum of three years’ experience in a mental health setting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary approach with a team, other workers across the consortium, professionals, and other community organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience and high level of knowledge of working with young people who experience complex mental health and situational issues.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in working in an environment that requires managing at risk and complex young people (and their families/carers) to keep them safe.

Sunbury & Cobaw Community Health values positive culture, which includes the following personal traits:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Empathic Qualities
  • Determination to help others
  • A team player with a “can do” attitude

The successful candidate will be required to undertake and maintain a National Criminal History Check (NCHC), an NDIS Safety Screening check and hold a current valid Working With Children Check.

Further Information:

As an employer, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all cultures and backgrounds. We offer salary packaging benefits as a not-for-profit entity as well as flexible working conditions.

Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health is an equal opportunity employer.

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Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health

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Part time