Vocational Coordinator - headspace

Job No: FLO3289
Location: Bankstown

  • Flourish Australia has an exciting opportunity for a Vocational Coordinator to join the headspace Bankstown team.

  • This leadership opportunity is a chance to develop your career while working with young people with mental health issues to achieve their employment and educational goals.

The position is:

  • Ongoing Full-time (76 hours per fortnight)
  • Working Monday to Friday 
  • Based at Bankstown
  • Attractive salary starting at $82,000 per annum + 11% Super + Tax-Free Salary Packaging

About the Opportunity

As the headspace Vocational Coordinator, you will work with the Clinical and Operations Manager to implement the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program. The IPS program aims to improve the educational and employment outcomes of young people with mental health concerns, who are at risk of disengaging from education and employment.

As the Vocational Coordinator, you will:

  • Provide day-to-day vocational leadership to headspace Vocational Specialists and other clinical staff
  • Work with young people to develop individual support plans that set realistic goals and plan strategies, to overcome identified barriers to engage in employment and/or education
  • Support young people to achieve their vocational and/or education goals
  • Engage young people to ensure they link to suitable employment opportunities
  • Facilitate professional development workshops to promote the vocational recovery program
  • Develop partnerships with employers, training providers, educational institutions, community organisations and other health professionals

To find out more about what it means to be a Vocational Coordinator, please review the Position Description.

About headspace and Flourish Australia

One in four young people have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months – a higher prevalence than all other age groups. headspace provides early intervention mental health services to young people who present with mental health issues, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. More information about headspace can be found at: www.headspace.org.au 

Flourish Australia has a long and proud history of providing recovery-oriented mental health services in Australia. We offer a range of services to meet the different needs of those with a lived experience of a mental health issue. This includes help with finding a home that is safe and secure, assistance with training and getting a job, or encouragement to develop friendships and learn new things.

Our positions are open to all suitably qualified applicants. We have a strong commitment to participation of people with lived experience of mental health issues in our workforce. We value diversity and encourage applications from suitably qualified people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds, people from CALD and LGBTQI+ communities and mature age candidates.

Selection Criteria


  1. Demonstrated experience in employment services, vocational rehabilitation, career development or a related field. 
  2. Tertiary qualifications in training and assessment, employment services, or psychosocial support.
  3. Demonstrated experience in a similar role and in providing support and/or supervision to lower or similar classified staff.
  4. Extensive knowledge of issues that impact young people with mental health issues when accessing employment and/or educational opportunities.
  5. Able to demonstrate an emerging knowledge of recovery focused and family inclusive practice.
  6. Proven ability to meet program achievables within agreed timeframes.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills with the ability to effectively manage competing demands.
  9. Proof of customer service experience with demonstrable facilitation, presentation, mentoring and training skills.
  10. Ability to fully use Microsoft Office Suite and the client information management system.
  11. Extensive knowledge of the employment services sector, Centrelink and other state and federal employment initiatives that impact young people.
  12. Current Australian Driver’s Licence.

For more information contact Ali Rahman, Clinical and Operational Manager. E: ali.rahman@flourishaustralia.org.au

About the Benefits

The successful applicant will join an organisation that recognises and values its people as demonstrated by:

  • Attractive remuneration equivalent to SCHCADS Level 4 $82,000+
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900
  • Exclusive personal Fleet pricing discounts with our preferred automotive supplier
  • Generous leave provisions including 17.5% leave loading + 2 additional days of personal leave + Christmas/New Years Gratis Day + 10 weeks paid parental leave 
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Regular supervision (reflective practice), ongoing 1:1 mentoring and a comprehensive induction program
  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential wellbeing support
  • Opportunities for professional development and training such as Mental Health First Aid and ASIST
  • Inclusive initiatives such as our Rainbow Network and YarnUp for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander staff
  • Employee discounts at 400+ popular retailers (Woolworths, Expedia, Myer, Kmart etc)

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please complete the questions below. You will then be asked to attach a copy of your resume on the following page, we encourage you to have your resume up-to-date and available before you commence the application.

Interviews to be held on a rolling basis. Apply now!

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