- Leading Community Services Organisation
- Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
- Casual roles available based in Prahran
- Work in a dynamic, positive, collaborative team environment
About the opportunity
This role engages with people, as a first point of contact, who may be experiencing crisis or have complex issues. The position supports other Uniting Vic Tas services such as Emergency Relief and Hartley’s café.
Our purpose is to equip consumers by building resilience and autonomy through positive and effective processes that will provide self-reliance. The position also acts to work with other staff in de-escalating behaviour when consumers become distressed or agitated.
Click here for the position description
We are looking for a Mental Health Duty Worker who is able to work with people from all walks of life. The role will work closely with other Uniting Vic Tas services, and also other services within the Prahran and broader area. The ideal candidates will use their initiative, and source resources (including services) for people in need. You will have:
- Cert IV in Mental Health / Peer Work / Disability Services / Community Services
- Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapist
- Experience working with people with a lived experience of mental health issues and/or psychosocial disability (preferred)
- Demonstrated ability to work with people who are experiencing crisis or disadvantage
- Demonstrated ability to work with people who have complex needs
- De-escalation, negotiation and mediation
How to apply
Click APPLY to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.
Get in touch
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
Visit us: www.unitingvictas.org.au
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.
Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.