Join Our Team

Be part of a team passionate about our vision of creating a world where we all have the skills to support people experiencing mental health problems.

Help Us Drive Meaningful Change

Mental Health First Aid Australia’s purpose is to provide high-quality, evidence-based, accessible mental health first aid education to everyone.

We believe that by empowering individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to recognise, respond to and support those experiencing mental health problems, we can help create a culture of care and drive meaningful change across communities and workplaces nationwide.

We are a values-based organisation that recognises each team member’s expertise, creativity, contribution and unique perspective.

We foster a collaborative, inclusive and innovative environment and are strongly connected to our purpose.

Our head office is based in Melbourne’s CBD. We have a dedicated national team of approximately 60 staff who bring expertise in a range of disciplines, including education, research, customer service, human resources, information technology, quality improvement and marketing.

Why Work With Us?

Mental Health First Aid Australia offers employees a range of benefits, including:

N

Generous salary packaging options available

N

Supportive and Inclusive culture

N

Training and Skills Development

N

Contribute to an Organization making a difference

N

Regular Well-being activites

N

Flexible Working Conditions

Current job opportunities

Browse our current employment opportunities to see how you can make an impact with Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Instructor Training and Events Coordinator

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge, apply by forwarding a one-page cover letter and your resume to careers@mhfa.com.au. If you would like to discuss the role, contact Manager, Training Events and Compliance, Danielle Elliott at daniellee@mhfa.com.au.

Applications close 28 July.

  • Leading Mental Health Educational Provider, NFP
  • Fixed Term – 6 months, Parental Leave
  • Hybrid work – Melbourne CBD

About the Role:

We are seeking an Instructor Training and Events Coordinator to join our dynamic team for a fixed term 6-month parental leave cover. The successful candidate will manage the planning and delivery of MHFA Australia Instructor Training Courses (ITC’s) and events from end to end. An experienced events coordinator the incumbent will hit the ground running. Focused on supporting national events and initiatives you will coordinate tasks, before during and after events, manage logistics and stakeholder relationships, track timelines and report on progress. Delivering customer service excellence, multi-tasking and outcomes driven is essential. Key responsibilities of the role include:

 

  • Coordinating course scheduling, venue bookings, participant communications and course delivery. 
  • Monitoring incoming enquiries, ensuring timely responses.
  • Working with internal stakeholders to ensure Public and Private ITCs are well executed, appropriately resourced, and delivered in accordance with Mental Health First Aid business requirements. 
  • Researching and sourcing new training and event venues. Where needed, lead negotiations with venue vendors to remain within budget.

Quality Coordinator & Trainer

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge, apply by forwarding a one-page cover letter and your resume to careers@mhfa.com.au. If you would like to discuss the role, contact the Quality Manager, Janie McCullagh at janiem@mhfa.com.au.

Applications close 28 July.

  • Leading Mental Health Educational Provider, NFP
  • Full time permanent position
  • Remote and hybrid work options

About the Role:

We are seeking a full time Quality Coordinator & Trainer to join our dynamic team with a strong background in quality management systems, you will support a program of continuous improvement, analysing data and trends to implement corrective actions. An adept communicator, you possess the ability to gain rapport and build trust, enjoy working in a dynamic, collaborative environment and on multiple projects while achieving excellent results. 

A skilled trainer the incumbent will deliver Mental Health First Training across a diverse range of audiences including corporate, government, education and community, online and face to face nationally and internationally. Facilitating a high standard of training across different delivery modes is essential. 

 

Instructor Delivery Specialist & Trainer, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Programs

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge, apply by forwarding a one-page cover letter and your resume to careers@mhfa.com.au.

If you would like to discuss the role, contact Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs, Karen Bates at karenb@mhfa.com.au.

Applications close 21 July 2024.

Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are eligible to apply

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified role
  • Full time permanent position
  • Remote and hybrid work options

About the Role:

Our National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Programs are culturally led and informed from an Aboriginal perspective, recognising the need to be culturally responsive to empower individuals and communities. A current licensed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Instructor you will develop, implement and maintain quality Instructor systems and deliver the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training programs in workplace, community and government settings nationally, online and in person.

About Mental Health First Aid International

Mental Health First Aid International (t/a MHFA Australia) is a global health promotion charity dedicated to the provision of evidence-based education programs that increase mental health literacy, reduce stigma, and help people develop the skills they need to encourage people to seek professional help.

We support a global movement across 30 countries of organisations dedicated to mental health literacy and early intervention to reduce the impact of psychological distress and mental health problems in families, communities, educational settings, and workplaces.

Key responsibilities of the role:
  1. Deliver Instructor Training courses to prospective Licensed Instructors and upskills to current Licensed Instructors.
  2. Assess, review, approve and provide correspondence to applicants for submitted applications for Mental Health First Aid Australia Training.
  3. Administer internal systems to manage customer accounts, feedback and license/accreditation status, and use evidence to inform decision-making and provide strategic guidance.
  4. Develop and maintain the quality standards of Licensed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Instructors and Mental Health First Aid Aiders.
  5. Provide Instructor support, consultation, and communications.
  6. Provide culturally capable specialist expertise and review resources as part of curriculum development.
About you:

To perform this role:

  • It is essential the incumbent be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person.  Mental Health First Aid International considers being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 42 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)/s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)/ sub-35(1)(b)(ii) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT), s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD)/ sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act (SA)/s 41 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas)/ sub-s 26(3) or s 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)/s 50 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training, education, and continuous professional development, with a commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to lived experience in service design and delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience providing support and advice to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peers or colleagues, in a mentoring or coaching capacity.
What's in it for you:

An offer to work a hybrid model if Melbourne based or fully remote for other locations and attractive NFP salary packaging. You will work with a team that is open, collaborative and out-come driven, who is invested in your growth and development.

Curriculum Development Specialist, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Programs

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge, apply by forwarding a one-page cover letter and your resume to careers@mhfa.com.au.

If you would like to discuss the role, contact Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs, Karen Bates at karenb@mhfa.com.au.

Applications close 21 July 2024.

Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are eligible to apply.

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified role
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Remote and hybrid work options

About the Role:

We are seeking a full-time permanent team member who can bring our curriculum to life through meaningful, engaging activities that are culturally informed and capable. As member of the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Programs team the resources produced in this role aim to build understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, worldviews and cultures.

An innovative learning designer you will be instrumental in uplifting the application of contemporary learning and development practices into our programs. Your ability to write and produce digital and print learning content while meeting quality standards is key.

    About Mental Health First Aid International

    Mental Health First Aid International (t/a MHFA Australia) is a global health promotion charity dedicated to the provision of evidence-based education programs that increase mental health literacy, reduce stigma, and help people develop the skills they need to encourage people to seek professional help.

    We support a global movement across 30 countries of organisations dedicated to mental health literacy and early intervention to reduce the impact of psychological distress and mental health problems in families, communities, educational settings, and workplaces.

    Key responsibilities of the role:
    1. Using project management methodologies to lead, scope and manage project deliverables for ‘in market’ and ‘new to market’ courses to meet required standards within set timeframes.
    2. Effectively translate research and evaluation curriculum information and design and build Mental Health First Aid training courses for a wide range of audiences and learning needs.
    3. Design and support the build phase of eLearning course solutions in line with curriculum materials by collaborating with educational technologists or vendors.
    4. Conduct peer reviews of eLearning modules, digital artifacts and course print materials to ensure quality of deliverables.
    5. Work with Subject Matter Experts to develop eLearning activities and assessments, write scripts and capture eLearning content.
    6. Review and produce innovative learning content to support the quality uplift of core and specialised programs ensuring the application of contemporary learning and development practices.
    About you:

    With a demonstrated commitment to lived experience in service design and delivery you will:

    • Be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person. Mental Health First Aid International considers being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 42 of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)/s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)/ sub-35(1)(b)(ii) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT), s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD)/ sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act (SA)/s 41 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas)/ sub-s 26(3) or s 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)/s 50 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).
    • Have a minimum 5+ years’ experience in the development and delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult and youth education curriculum.
    • Be experienced with the production of digital learning resources that include but are not limited to the use of video and multimedia production techniques e.g., script writing, storyboarding, talent selection.
    • Possess excellent communication skills to forge and lead collaborative relationships across organisational boundaries including key stakeholders from internal and external academic, industry, and diverse cultural groups.
    What's in it for you:

    An offer to work a hybrid model if Melbourne based or fully remote for other locations and attractive NFP salary packaging. You will work with a team that is open, collaborative and out-come driven, who is invested in your growth and development.

    Subscribe for Updates

     

    Subscribe to receive practical tips for promoting positive mental health practices and supporting someone who may be experiencing a mental health problem.

    You have Successfully Subscribed!

    Subscribe for Updates

     

    Subscribe to receive practical tips for promoting positive mental health practices as well as information about implementing Mental Health First Aid training in your workplace.

    You have Successfully Subscribed!

    Subscribe for Updates

     

    Subscribe to receive practical tips for promoting positive mental health practices as well as information about implementing Mental Health First Aid training into your school. 

    You have Successfully Subscribed!

    Subscribe for Updates

     

    Subscribe to receive practical tips for promoting positive mental health practices as well as information about implementing Mental Health First Aid training in your community.

    You have Successfully Subscribed!

    Subscribe for Updates

     

    Subscribe to receive practical tips for promoting positive mental health practices as well as information about implementing Mental Health First Aid training in your Tertiary community. 

    You have Successfully Subscribed!

    Subscribe for Updates

     

    Subscribe to receive information on the upcoming Youth Yarns Course from Mental Health First Aid Australia 

    You have Successfully Subscribed!

    Receive your free guide

     

    Subscribe to receive your free email guide to supporting others.

    You have Successfully Subscribed!

    Receive your free guide

     

    Subscribe to receive your free email guide to supporting others.

    You have Successfully Subscribed!