- Deliver positive outreach services to clients with mental ill health supporting wellbeing and recovery goals
- Fixed term 10 month role | Full time with Fleet Car or Allowance
- Work from Home & Bendigo Location
Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.
We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.
About the role
The Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (CMHWS) is a new initiative to meet the increased demand for mental health services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The service provides wellbeing supports tailored to a person’s individual needs from early intervention to specialist referrals. CMHWS provides support to people of all ages experiencing psychological distress or mental ill health.
We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 10 month fixed term, full time opportunity to work in the Bendigo area. Working from home, you will provide positive, person-centred outreach services to support clients with mental ill health achieve their wellbeing and My Better Life goals. As this position requires travel across the Bendigo region a fleet car or allowance is provided.
- Deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
- Encourage clients to make linkages and build networks with families and carers, service providers and the community.
- Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to develop their skills and focus on recovery.
- Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
What you’ll bring
- Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
- Expertise in working with adults and young people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
- Capability to implement therapeutic, recovery oriented frameworks and practices.
- Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.
- Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
- Monthly Rostered Day Off (full time employees only).
- Flexible work arrangements – opportunity to work from home.
To obtain a position description and apply online visit [email protected] – reference number 15261. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Wednesday 3 August 2022. Please contact the person below for more information.
Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.