Youth Officer Relationships Australia Victoria


About headspace and RAV:

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers core areas including mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.  Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is the lead agency for headspace Bairnsdale, which is governed by a consortium of local community organisations who provide expertise, support and advice to RAV.  RAV is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years.  Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”.  

About the role:

Reporting to the Centre Manager, you are the first point of contact within a multidisciplinary team who support young people by providing holistic and integrated care. Your responsibilities include engaging with young people by responding to enquiries, screening and assessing their psychosocial needs while building positive rapport with them. You will provide advice, practical support, advocacy, resources, and refer clients to internal/external services as appropriate including local community, partner youth and health services. 

This position is part-time working three (3) days per week and the successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract until July 2025 with the possibility of permanent employment if funding contracts renewed. This role includes one evening until 8pm weekly. 

About you

  • Degree in Counselling, Social work, Social welfare or other health related degree(or near completion preferably)
  • Diploma in youth work, community development, alcohol and drug, mental health support or social welfare
  • Experience in intake/screening activities to determine client needs and assisting with access appropriate services.
  • Experience in the youth and/or mental health sector.

About us

We offer competitive salary packaging, employment conditions and benefits including additional paid leave, parental and flexible leave. We value work-life balance and our staff can work in a hybrid arrangement.  We invest in your professional development and training and provide best practice clinical supervision. The base salary is $81k (pro-rata) per annum.  


Submit your application and resume, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible so we can progress this recruitment and interviews may commence while advertising. You can view the position description for further information. For specific queries about this role, contact Hayley Davidson, Centre Manager headspace Bairnsdale and headspace Sale by phoning 0419 585 391.  Applications close on 11 October 2023.

COVID-19 compliance

Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption during their application process.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.  All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Gippsland Primary Health Network.



Relationships Australia Victoria

Job Salary

Part time