Mental Health Support Worker – Wagga Wagga Murrumbidgee Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Remuneration: $47,205.95 – $95,298.00 per annum (+ super + 17.5% leave loading)
Hours per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ324836
Vaccination Category: A
Applications Close: 29 July 2022



Wagga – one of the fastest growing inland cities in Australia. Don’t miss your opportunity



What we offer

  • Salary Packaging – up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + $9k remote area housing + novated leasing
  • Corporate health and fitness program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Genuine welcoming and supportive staff and communities
  • Career development opportunities



Where you’ll be working

Known for our innovative consumer focused models of care which are designed for the rural and regional population we serve, our Mental Health teams provide critical services within acute, sub-acute and community settings throughout the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to work within talented multidisciplinary environments, have excellent support with ongoing development and access to key technologies connecting you with colleagues and consumers based throughout the District.

Our multidisciplinary teams provide career paths for both nursing and allied health staff, new graduates and established professionals. We are committed to providing safe, effective, quality care through listening to consumers and continually exploring ways to do it better.


To learn about life in Wagga Wagga please visit us here.



About the Role   

The Mental Health Support Worker (MHSW) works within the Community Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol (MHDA) Team to competently deliver mental health and social care to and for people experiencing mental illness and or drug and alcohol issues.

The MHSW will work alongside Clinicians in providing a recovery focused, person centred mental health service for people experiencing mental illness or distress, their families and carers.  

The scope of practice of MHSW will differ and is determined by the Team Manager based on individual support worker’s relevant knowledge, skills, and experience.

The MHSW will undertake a rage of duties to support Clinicians to see more consumers in need.

The MHSW will also be required to undertake quality activities conducted within the clinical setting and will be required to work according to NSW Health and MLHD policies, procedures and standards.

Services may be provided in a variety of community settings and are reliant on the ability to develop and maintain good professional relationships with colleagues, community groups and resources and partner organisations.

The MHSW is also required to observe and monitor the wellbeing of people when undertaking wellbeing activities, ensuring that any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences are promptly escalated and documented as appropriate.



How to apply

Click apply or for a confidential discussion contact Matthew Quinn, Manager Projects and Partnerships on 0439 487 696 or [email protected]

Your application will require you to include:

  • Resume (CV); and
  • Cover letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are a good fit for this position

To learn more about the role, accountabilities and the required pre-employment checks, please see the Position Description

If interested, we encourage you to apply promptly. Applications will be assessed as they are received, with suitable candidates contacted and progressed without delay.


All NSW Health workers are required to have two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as defined by NSW Health.  Employees working in aged care and/or disability must have three doses of a COVID-19 vaccination.  New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate.  Should a medical contraindication certificate be provided, ongoing employment post certificate expiry is conditional to meeting COVID-19 vaccination requirements.


MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.



Murrumbidgee Local Health District

Job Salary

$47,205.95 - $95,298.00 pa + salary packaging

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