- Permanent full-time (38 hours per week) – flexibility offered
- Base salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging
- Based primarily from our Midland Office
HelpingMinds is a highly regarded carer support and mental health services organisation, established over 40 years ago. Our compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers throughout the metro and regional areas, provide quality services and support to more than 10,000 children, youth, adults, and families affected by mental illness every year.
We are a value-driven organisation that encompasses the values of Hope, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, and Respect to provide quality service. We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion, and your drive. Our people focused culture and flexible approach will help you to succeed both professionally and personally.
The Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer will be the local representative that is responsible for engaging and building relationships within the community, ensuring increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement with HelpingMinds. The Aboriginal Engagement Officer will work with Executive Child, Youth and Family Services and Team Facilitator Child, Youth and Family Services to ensure that HelpingMinds services are culturally appropriate.
*This position is based in Midland, and will be required to work across the Metro area. Open to applications across the Metro based in other office locations for the right candidate.
Aboriginality is recognised as a genuine qualification for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. To apply you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
For a copy of the full Position Description, please click here.
To be considered, candidates will need to be flexible and able to travel within their appointed region to promote the service.
The successful candidate will have strong experience engaging and working with young people and families, including the ability to engage with Aboriginal people in remote and rural communities.
The key to your success will be your excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the skill set to develop collaborative partnerships.
With a relevant qualification in the area of Aboriginal Health, Community Services or Mental Health, you will pride yourself on being self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously while continuing to work towards team goals.
What you’ll receive in return
In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will work in a supportive and positive environment with staff that live by HelpingMinds’ values and have a strong focus on community needs. We understand the importance of health and well being and offer an employee wellness program.
Additional benefits include:
- Generous tax-free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum
- Amazing training and career development opportunities
- ICT Equipment: Surface Pro laptop, mobile phone
- Four weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
- Two additional wellness days per year to support your own mental health
How to Apply
To apply for this position and take the next steps towards a rewarding career with HelpingMinds, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact the Recruitment team on 08 9427 7100
Please note: given the high volume of candidate applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
HelpingMinds is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQIA+, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues.