Gateway Health

  • Based in Wodonga and/or Wangaratta, with frequent travel required between sites
  • Part Time or Full Time available
  • 60.8-76 hours per fortnight


Gateway Health is a community health service providing health and welfare services to individuals, families and communities across North East Victoria and parts of southern New South Wales. We are a not-for-profit Company limited by guarantee and a registered Community Health Service under the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic).

The organisation employs over 380 staff providing a range of primary health and community services across the Ovens Murray region in North East Victoria and parts of Southern New South Wales. Gateway Health serves all people and is committed to improving individual and population health outcomes. We do this by providing health care and support to individuals and communities in times of need, and by actively working with our partners to address the social and environmental determinants of health.


We are searching for a talented Community Awareness and Engagement specialist to join our team and deliver a range of community engagement and marketing initiatives. You’ll develop and implement high-quality community engagement and awareness projects and campaigns that deliver positive experiences for our clients and community.

This role works in hand with local organisations, the community and the rest of the headspace team, seeking to increase community awareness of mental health issues among young people. You will be promoting positive messages around reducing stigma and discrimination and encouraging early help seeking. You will promote the headspace centres and headspace National initiatives and campaigns on social media and websites, as well as supporting, designing, and delivering health promotion activities and local community events such as Youth Week, Mental Health Week, Pride, headspace Day, R U OK Day? and Reconciliation Week and more.

In this role there will be an emphasis on working collaboratively by leading the Youth Reference Group (YRG) and Family and Friends Reference Group. You will work closely with other headspace staff to ensure that the impact of any campaign and event is addressed at the planning stages and created in consultation with the YRG and local consortium members. This role will also see you building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and partners with the goal of progressing headspace’s presence in the community. You will also ensure information regarding engagement activities are shared appropriately with the community to support capacity building and participation.


We are looking for someone with drive and passion who can work creatively and, in a process,-driven way to engage young people with mental health and social issues.

This role will require you to draw from your experience coordinating and facilitating youth programs, campaigns and events, evaluating the success of community awareness programs, and working systemically to implement new initiatives. 

Ideally you will also have

  • Tertiary qualifications in health promotion, marketing and communications, community development, youth, welfare, event management, behavioural or social sciences, or extensive experience in community engagement and awareness campaigns, marketing and communications, health promotion or event management
  • The ability to develop and implement community awareness and engagement plans / projects
  • Experience in event / activity / project evaluation and acquittal.
  • Previous experience working with diverse communities, with a capacity to build effective partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with community organisations, service providers and mental health organisations
  • Knowledge of, and experience working in, the community care and health systems and other programs relevant to young people
  • Excellent documentation, record keeping, and report writing skills.


Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2022

Classification Level 3 or 4 dependent on qualifications and experience


Gateway Health promotes a learning culture that encourages innovation and initiative and recognises our staff as our greatest asset. Gateway Health is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve within our community.


  • Work within a supportive team environment
  • Laptop, mobile phone with remote access on and offsite
  • Generous Not For Profit Salary Packaging A$15,900 tax free
  • Flexible hours and arrangements, for a work-life balance that works for you
  • Option to be able to swap any existing public holiday to another religious holiday or day of significance of your choice.
  • Paid parental leave
  • Professional development + ongoing training and support provided
  • Free car parking
  • Fitness Passport – a discounted workplace health and fitness program for you and your family
  • Access to regular external supervision debriefing with Employee Assistance Program (EAP) support available as needed, together with Group Supervision and Wellness activities.
  • Access to our free confidential counselling service through EAP for staff and their family
  • Corporate health insurance cover to keep you healthy
  • Access to annual vaccination program
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • A suite of employee reward and recognition programs

For a confidential chat about the position please call Leah Tylee on 0448746513

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Gateway Health we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every selection criteria and/or qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

APPLICATIONS will close Sunday 10th March 2024

Gateway Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; people with disability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people, intersex people, people experiencing health inequalities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

Please Note – should you be successful, you are required to undergo a:

  • Criminal History Check
  • Working With Children Check VIC and NSW
  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia (provide either – birth certificate, passport. VISA, etc)

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process.

All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.