Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner CatholicCare Victoria

JOB DESCRIPTION

75 hours per fortnight, continuing position 

Ballarat

Take the next step in your career with CatholicCare Victoria. 

A brief snapshot about this exciting opportunity: 

CatholicCare Victoria is committed to building thriving communities through disrupting the cycle of disadvantage.  Our Family Wellbeing Support Service (FMHSS) provides early intervention and non-clinical mental health support for children and young people, who are at risk of developing mental illness. 

The program provides an accessible, flexible, high-quality, integrated and responsive service to the needs of the children, young people, their families and carers, to identify risk factors or issues which may lead to mental health issues and/or mental illness and collaboratively plan to address these issues and strengthen protective and positive factors.

The Practitioner’s role is to provide long term, early intervention and non-clinical mental health support, community outreach, mental health education, therapeutic group based programs and community development activities for children and young people, aged up to 18 years, who are showing signs of, or are at risk of, developing mental illness.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Service delivery with case management and assessments using principles and practice, working with children, young people, families and cares in accordance with legislation, program guidelines and practice instructions.
  • Co-facilitation of individual and group psychoeducational programs as identified and within current research-based industry accredited frameworks.
  • Provision of community outreach, mental health education and community development activities to promote mental health and wellbeing for children and young people while developing, maintaining and strengthening existing and new linkages with a range of service providers and stakeholders.

If you have the below skills & experience – we would love to hear from you! 

  • Relevant experience or associate diploma with substantial experience, or qualifications in more than one discipline relevant to the role. Extensive experience within mental health and wellbeing, with a focus on working with children and young people in an early intervention context.
  • Demonstrated experience in case load allocation and management including experience and understanding of risk and needs assessment frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in the facilitation of pyscho-educational group work for children and adults and peer social activities, within current research-based industry accredited frameworks.

All about CatholicCare Victoria

CatholicCare Victoria is a leading and influential provider of charitable and social services in Victoria.  The Mission of CatholicCare Victoria is to build communities that recognise and nurture the dignity of each person.  Our employees share our Mission for a stronger, more inclusive society through supporting individuals, families and communities in times of need, especially those who are most disadvantaged, vulnerable and/or marginalised.

We deliver excellence in a broad range of child, family and youth services, family relationship services, school counselling and pastoral care services, social housing, employment and advocacy services across various office locations and delivery sites in Victoria.

We draw on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching to inspire and direct our endeavours.  We value and respect human dignity and embrace diversity in an inclusive work environment. 

At CatholicCare Victoria we live our values of Respectfulness, Integrity, Inclusivity, Collaboration and Compassion.

Our employee benefits at CatholicCare Victoria offer: 

At CatholicCare Victoria we offer:

  • A family friendly working environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Salary packaging for eligible staff.

We embrace, value and respect an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. 

We are committed to the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

At CatholicCare Victoria we take inclusion and diversity seriously. We make diversity, equity, and inclusion a part of everything we do.  Our team, and those we serve are valued, respected, and encouraged to be their unique selves.

We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or life stage.

Want to work for CCV? Please see below for how to apply! 

For further information and how to apply, visit our website www.catholiccarevic.org.au 

Enquiries to:  Applicants are encouraged to contact Sue Grant, Team Leader, Mental Health & Wellbeing at 0418 106 545 for a confidential discussion. 

Applications close:  Sunday, 10th September 2023.

Applications are required to be submitted via our website www.catholiccarevic.org.au for your application to be considered. 

The successful applicant must have right to work in Australia.

Please ensure your application includes your resume and a cover letter detailing a summary of your experience relevant to the position as per the position description which is attached to the advertisement on our website.

Should you require cultural or other support in submitting your application, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 4344 4798.

Should you require information in alternative formats, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 4344 4798.

Where CatholicCare Victoria program funding requires it, you agree that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing your employment with CatholicCare Victoria, unless you have a medical contraindication which prevents vaccination.