Integrated Mental Health Officer Open Minds

JOB DESCRIPTION

Applications are now open for a position at the recently established Head to Health service in Ipswich as an Integrated Mental Health Officer. You’ll be joining a fresh, newly formed team, in a professional and positive environment.

 

As an Integrated Mental Health Officer, you will collaboratively implement psychosocial change interventions within a motivational interviewing framework. This encompasses education, skill-building, self-reflection, value-driven decision-making, and fostering community and social connections.

 

You will manage the overall implementation of the client’s change plan ensuring seamless and timely coordination among internal and external stakeholders, including the client’s family or significant others. Reporting directly to the Clinical Lead, your role will play a pivotal part in redefining mental health care within the Ipswich community.

 

With the Head to Health model, you’ll experience an unprecedented level of client engagement and flexibility, ensuring the most effective interventions and a clear path toward positive transformation. Plus, our new state-of-the-art facility will offer a range of on-site complementary services, ready to provide additional support as needed.

 

Benefits for you include:

  • Opportunity to salary package up to $15,900 of tax-free income.
  • Work in a dynamic, vibrant new centre alongside like-minded professionals passionate about mental health.
  • Collaborative team-based approach to service provision under a flexible practice model.
  • Professional development and training opportunities.
  • Access to well-equipped consulting rooms, activity space and resources.
  • Strong and passionate leaders dedicated to team development and engagement.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Staff benefits program with various discounts, and an employee referral program.

 

On a day-to-day basis you will:

  • Collaborate on tailored change plans to address mental health and psychosocial needs, with primary plan management responsibility.
  • Deliver client-centered care, incorporating family/significant others as needed.
  • Provide personalized psychosocial support and interventions, including skill-building, self-care strategies, and fostering social connections.
  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments and devise practical risk management strategies.
  • Maintain precise, up-to-date client records in line with data collection standards.
  • Participate in ongoing clinical quality improvement initiatives to enhance service provision and outcomes.
  • Attend case reviews, engage in individual supervision, peer reflection, and team meetings.

 

Does this sound like you?

  • Tertiary qualifications in health, behavioural/social sciences, community services, or related field, or extensive mental health sector experience.
  • Registration with appropriate professional body (e.g., AHPRA or AASW).
  • Proven track record in support coordination, psychosocial support, and change plan management in mental health.
  • Strong proficiency in risk assessment, as well as developing and implementing risk management plans.
  • Extensive local support service knowledge and networking capabilities.
  • In-depth understanding of mental health system, government policies, legislation, and professional standards.

 

If this sounds like you this is what you will need to get started:

  • Current Driver Licence.
  • Current Working with Children Check (Blue Card) or ability to hold one.
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening (or Yellow Card) or ability to hold one.
  • We require all our team to be fully up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

This role represents an exceptional opportunity to be a part of the inaugural team at a pioneering mental health centre in Ipswich. Join us in elevating mental health services to new heights, and together, let’s change the community together for the better.

 

Apply Now! We can’t wait to meet you.

 

Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider. Our team works to enhance mental health and wellbeing by delivering tailored supports to people living with mental ill health, disability or acquired brain injury. 

 

www.openminds.org.au 

 

Diversity is Strength. We encourage people from diverse ages, gender, identity, cultural backgrounds and experience including First nations peoples, Cultural and linguistically diverse, LBTIQ+, lived/ peer, mental health experience, to apply for this position.