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Job Number : 24683
Type and Location : Health / Melbourne
Listed By : headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation on 13 Jun 2018
Psychological Support Officer
  • Join an innovative and well recognised national Not for Profit
  • Based in Melbourne CBD
  • Competitive salary plus generous salary packaging benefits


Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

An exciting role exists within headspace for an experienced mental health professional, with strong credentials in a clinical and or counselling discipline, to aid with the delivery of a state-wide support service. The service will be specifically for Student Support Service Officers who support school communities in the area of mental health. This project will offer 100 Student Support Service Officers (SSSOs) across Victoria the opportunity for wellbeing check in, psychological support and guided interventions.

Reporting to the Program Manager – Enhancing Mental Health Support in Schools (EMHSS) Victoria, the incumbent will provide one-on-one support to SSSOs through facilitated reflective practice and psychoeducation to reduce the impact and long term effects of situational stress. This program will support ‘mild to moderate stress reactions’ which arise directly from managing mental health work and incidents. Collaborating with the Victorian Department of Education (DET) to achieve the key deliverables and objectives of the funding agreement between headspace and DET VIC, the Psychological Support Officer will support SSSOs to access special mental health support services as necessary. The role will also provide support in psychological first aid and self-care and stress management techniques strategies for wellbeing and mental health after an incidents and ongoing role management.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with project management and implementation experience. They will have knowledge and understanding of critical incident response support recovery, healing, grief and loss knowledge as well as an understanding of the Victorian education system.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered until 31 December 2018 in line with our funding term.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Applications close: 27 June 2018 at 5pm


Contact Details
For more information: Please contact Stephanie Wilks on (03) 9027 0100

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