Headspace Youth Access Worker

Job Description

Part-time (38hours per fortnight)

$37p/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 Youth Access Worker to join our headspace team in Emerald. The headspace Youth Access Worker will be the first point of contact for 12-25-year-olds accessing headspace Emerald. They will conduct an initial screening using the headspace psychosocial assessments for young people and present it to our multi-disciplinary team including mental health clinicians, community engagement workers, and support staff to determine the best clinical pathway and care plan.

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:

  • Approved tertiary level qualification in social work, mental health, psychology, occupation therapy, and/or relevant discipline.
  • 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 in working in youth mental health and / or in-depth understanding of mental health issues, particularly affecting young people, and including best treatment options, support services and co- mobilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in an intake and assessment role within a multidisciplinary mental health setting or similar
  • Knowledge and understanding of theory underpinning evidence-based interventions and clinical mental health and alcohol and drug use.
  • Ability to work holistically with young people with mental health issues including people from indigenous, CALD and low socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to continuing professional development and may have contributed to workplace education through provision of seminars, lectures or in-services.


  • Eligible for registration or membership with appropriate registration authority or professional body (APHRA or AASW).

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