Careers at the Brotherhood

Adolescent Health Nurse

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Work type: Maximum Term Full-Time
Location: Frankston
Categories: Nursing – Community, Maternal and Child Health, Nursing – Educators and Facilitators

We’re looking for a professional Adolescent Health Nurse with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a maximum term full-time (4 days negotiable) basis in Frankston.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - 
a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.



In a Specialist Assistance School, a key role of the Adolescent Health Nurse is to help reduce negative health outcomes and risk taking behaviours amongst young people. They will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and will:

  • Support the school in addressing contemporary health and social issues facing young people with a focus on health promotion and primary prevention health education
  • Classroom education sessions and small group education
  • Co-ordinate supports for students from both within and external to the school, including proactively working with external health professionals to engage further support
  • Undertake the responsibilities of the school First Aid Officer, carrying out initial intake and assessment of those who present to First Aid and apply relevant first aid treatment as well as ensuring that first aid facilities and supplies are maintained


Salary will be in the range of $87,860 - $103,594 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.



Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Current nursing qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) 
  • Demonstrated competency and experience, and preferably postgraduate qualifications, in adolescent health and development, primary health care, community health, mental health, public health, education and/or health promotion
  • Well-developed knowledge and experience in the provision of health support to young people, crisis management, early intervention and health program delivery, and use of current evidence-based interventions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of youth issues including but not limited to: substance misuse, contraception, mental health, adolescent/family violence, family conflict, socio-economic barriers, housing, etc
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a multi-disciplinary approach and capacity to deliver the application of relevant strengths-based practice in a strength based, therapeutic and trauma informed approach with adolescents and their parents/carers
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of strategies to effectively identify and support challenging behaviours in adolescents, improving outcomes and raising achievement and attainment for students with complex needs
  • A genuine passion for working with school-aged students in a complex school setting.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships with students and families, liaising across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work well in a team, work independently



  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program



BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.


If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Jaime Rees on 8781 5907 for a confidential discussion.

Applicants should prepare a letter outlining your suitability for the role, supported by your resume and other relevant supporting documents.

To view the Position Description, please click here.

Applications close: Friday, 7 October 2022 at 11:55pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.


We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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