Headspace Community Engagement Worker

Job Description

Part-time (60hours per fortnight)

$32 p/h + superannuation (June 2023)

About the role:

We are looking for people who want to turn their passion into their purpose. We are currently seeking a Community Engagement Worker to join our headspace team in Emerald. Their role is to help promote headspace Emerald and the services they offer and help young people in the region get early access to health and other services. 

Our new Community Engagement Worker will also help to increase community awareness of mental health issues among young people, facilitate youth and where relevant family participation, organise and deliver health promotion activities and community events to engage identified target populations.

Who we are:

For more than 30 years, our truly local team of professionals have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs to support them in living their best life.

Anglicare Central Queensland is a not-for-profit, purpose-driven organisation – and we give effect to that purpose through our staff. We endeavour to make the most ordinary things extraordinary – simply by doing them with the right people.

Anglicare Central Queensland offers a diverse scope of interdependent and inter-related career paths which enables staff mobility and growth. Careers with Anglicare Central Queensland are from a wide range of disciplines including leadership, disability services, community services, child protection, housing, and support services.

We serve communities in and around Rockhampton, Gladstone, Biloela, Moura, Blackwater, Emerald, Barcaldine, and Longreach.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or experience in community or youth engagement, health promotion, public health or community capacity-building activities
  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Blue Card (Working with Children Check Positive Notice or Exemption)
  • Yellow Card (Disability Services Positive Notice or Exemption Notice
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug, and other social issues
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and facilitating youth programs, events and activities within a community setting
  • Strong experience and expertise with social media as a communication tool
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate community awareness programs


  • Experience in the not-for-profit/non-government sector
  • Experience in the mental health sector

What you will bring to the role:

  • A passion and genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of Central Queenslanders
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • The ability to identify and embed solutions
  • Demonstrated experience working within a high-performance framework where you are accountable for KPIs on program delivery and outcomes, within a face-paced solutions focussed environment
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • A strong communicator, able to quickly build rapport and influence across a diverse range of people

We offer:

  • A culture that celebrates achievement through recognition and reward
  • A purpose-driven environment with some fun along the way
  • A values-based work environment, attractive salary packaging, career development and lifestyle benefits.
  • Supportive management and team with family-friendly work options

For more information please contact:

Kirby Chandler


(07) 4837 5393