Community Mental Health Engagement Officer – Warrnambool South West Healthcare


About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking newly graduated Registered and Enrolled nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists to join our Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Services.  This newly funded role will provide a pathway for newly graduated health professionals to transition into ongoing clinical work, through supporting experienced clinicians in their therapeutic work.

The Community Mental Health Engagement Worker will help to improve outcomes for consumers of our mental health and wellbeing services by providing improved access and assisting consumers and their families and carers to navigate the mental health system and enable access to other services.

This role is a full-time, fixed term position for 18 months, based in the Warrnambool Adult Mental Health Service.

What you bring

As a newly graduated Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, you will have an interest in a Mental Health career pathway, as well as strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to maintaining professional confidentiality and remaining customer focused at all times.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria’s Great South Coast.

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How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 8 October 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children’s Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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