Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Member – Young Person (18-25 year old)

Tell me about the role…

The role of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group Member is to provide advice to headspace National regarding effective approaches to engage and appropriately respond to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

The Advisory Group will be specifically consulted on a number of headspace National initiatives including:

  • The implementation of the headspace Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
  • The review of the headspace model from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective
  • Engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in services
  • Other work as identified

Members of the group will participate in teleconferences, email and online discussions on a semi-regular basis and will actively participate in full day face to face meetings four times throughout the year in Melbourne and other capital cities. 

Who are we looking for?

You are currently using or have had previous involvement with a headspace service perhaps as a recipient of  the service or a member of the headspace Youth Reference Group.  As a young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, you bring to the role in-depth knowledge of, and passion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth mental health.  But more than that, you have both the ability and willingness to safely discuss your lived experience and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth mental health experiences more broadly. 

You enjoy the ability to work in a team and actively participate in group discussions as well as working independently when and as required.  A motivated individual, you are passionate about youth mental health and are able to fully commit to participating and responding to communications on an ongoing basis. 

You relish the opportunity to make a difference to landscape for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people across Australia. 

Please note, headspace considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

The finer details….

headspace will engage successful participants on a casual basis.  In return you will have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians.

Please follow the 'Apply Now' link below to upload your personal details, CV, cover letter and response to six key selection questions outlined in the position description. Please send your responses to those questions and upload your CV, so that we may find out more about you.   

This role has no closing date but we will be reviewing applications as they come in so don't delay in replying!  Come join us! 

The headspace Reconciliation Action Plan has recently been implemented through a co-design process with staff across the organisation. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.

For more information contact:

Name: Karinda Eggington
Phone: 0427 155 847
Email: KEggington@headspace.org.au

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