Youth Peer Worker (International Student Welfare Project)

Who we are

Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, is looking for a Youth Peer Worker to work on a new International Student Welfare project. This project aims to identify the wellbeing needs and help seeking preferences of young international students at The University of Melbourne through the facilitation and review of focus groups. This activity will inform the development of a future online wellbeing support platform.

In this role the Youth Peer Worker will promote the focus groups to international students at the campus and provide practical support to the project team. Key responsibilities involve providing input on focus group design and implementation; recruiting participants to focus groups; supporting the project officer during focus groups; and undertaking basic administrative duties as required.

About the role

Part-time (0.2 FTE) fixed-term position

The Youth Peer Worker (International Student Welfare Project) will be part of the Study Melbourne International Student project at Orygen Parkville. This project involves the facilitation and review of focus groups to identify the wellbeing needs and help seeking preferences of young international students at The University of Melbourne. This activity will inform the development of a future online wellbeing support platform.

The Youth Peer Worker will predominantly work with the project officer and the position will be based at Orygen’s Parkville site but travel to The University of Melbourne will be required. 

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Lived experience as a young international university student in Melbourne.
  • Aged between 18 – 24 years at time of application.
  • Willingness and ability to share own experiences around mental health and wellbeing as an international student.
  • Basic knowledge of university policies and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other young international students. 
  • Willingness to learn relevant administrative procedures, including software applications.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

To Apply

For any questions about this role contact Andrew Synnot, Project Officer, International Student Welfare Project, on 0447 838 502 or at andrew.synnot@orygen.org.au.

Written applications must include:

  • A resume
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications, knowledge, and skills and experience as they relate to the position description.

Applications should be sent to andrew.synnot@orygen.org.au, using the subject line: Youth Peer Worker (International Student Welfare Project).

Closing date: Sunday, 17 February 2019

Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.  We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Orygen reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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