Published June 26, 2019
Last Modified June 27, 2019
Odyssey House Victoria
16 Brooklyn Road, Australia
Job Type
Melton South
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
July 5, 2019

Job Description

headspace Melton Reception and Administration Worker


  • Make a difference to young people’s lives
  • Join a friendly team with flexible workplace culture
  • $56,180 to $71,785 pro rata


headspace Melton

headspace Melton (hsM) endeavours to deliver an innovative family-inclusive and youth-directed model that celebrates young people, culture, community, diversity, access and engagement. hsM’s unique model is supported by a consortium of services led by Odyssey House Victoria. This consortium includes McKillop Family Services, cohealth, Youth Projects, Hope Street, Djerriwarrh, Melton Youth Services and North West Area Mental Health.  Each consortium member brings a wealth of unique expertise to hsM.

Our vision is for every young person in our community to discover lasting mental, social and physical wellbeing through access to safe, non-judgmental and relevant family-inclusive services.

Odyssey House Victoria

Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At OHV we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health and reconnect people to their family and the community.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a vibrant, skilled and experienced Reception and Administration Worker who is excited about being part of the hsM team.  Do you engage with people easily and make them feel at ease?  Do you have skills in reception and general administration tasks?  Are you passionate about improving youth mental health and making a real difference in the lives of young people and their families and friends? Are you able to identify with and celebrate youth culture? Are you looking for a work environment where ideas and innovation are encouraged? Then this may be the role for you!

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.

OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and wellbeing services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position

The position is part time at three days per week (0.6 FTE) and is a fixed term contract to December 31 2019, with the possibility of extension if funding allows. The role is based in Melton.

The key purposes of the position are: to ensure young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years, and their families and friends, feel welcome at hsM; and, to provide reception and administration services at the centre.  You will also work with the team, providing input into reception and administration processes, to ensure, that in these areas, hsM is responsive to local needs.

A day in the life of this position might include: welcoming, to hsM, young people and their family and friends who telephone or present in person; identifying an individual’s reason for contact and linking them to the appropriate person; and, administrative tasks such as photocopying, making appointments, data entry and managing correspondence; and, monitoring cleanliness and equipment.

Why apply?

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the initial and ongoing development of a new headspace centre, supported by an experienced and innovative consortium and leadership team. You will provide high quality reception and administration services to help build a highly accessible and responsive service.

More information

The full position description and instructions about how to apply can be found at Please note: applications will only be accepted via the Odyssey House Victoria website. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

Applications close Friday, 5 July 2019. Please remember to add your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Dr Teresa Sedgley, headspace Melton Centre/Clinical Manager on 0466 945 119 or at

Our Commitment to diversity

At OHV we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspective and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.