Practitioner, Housing Mental Health Pathways CatholicCare Victoria

JOB DESCRIPTION

60 hours per fortnight, continuing position 

Ballarat

Take the next step in your career with CatholicCare Victoria. 

About the Position

Looking for an opportunity where you play an integral role in disrupting disadvantage?  

The Housing Mental Health Pathways Program is provided within our Mental Health, Wellbeing and Early Years Program with Mental Health Planned Respite, Housing Mental Health Pathways and Family Mental Health Support Service being part of the program.

This position assists people discharged from the Adult Acute Unit, Ballarat Mental Health Services, who are at-risk of homelessness and readmission, to maintain or find suitable accommodation thereby reducing the likelihood of them re-presenting for mental health inpatient care. 

Travel throughout the Grampians region is a requirement of the role and based upon client needs.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Applying case management principles and practice, work directly with clients in accordance with legislation, program guidelines and practice instructions 
  • Assessing the suitability of existing accommodation or alternate housing options which meets the needs of clients 
  • Implementing and maintaining an individual support plan with clients which is focused on accommodation and other psychosocial needs, providing support to the client for between three to six months after discharge from hospital. 

To be considered for this position, you will require:

  • A tertiary qualification in community services, social work or psychology, and/or significant experience in mental health services and homelessness.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing, client-centred assessments and case management in accordance with the National framework for recovery-oriented mental health services or other relevant frameworks.
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with clients who are recovering from mental illness and who are at-risk of homelessness.

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. 

Working for CatholicCare Victoria

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.

We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply.  We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

How to Apply

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

Enquiries to:  Applicants are encouraged to contact Narelle Williams, Manager, Mental Health, Wellbeing & Early Years on 0447 439 559 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close:  Sunday, 27 November 2022

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

Please ensure your application includes your resume and a cover letter detailing a summary of your experience relevant to the position.

The successful applicant must have right to work in Australia.

Should you require cultural or other support in submitting your application, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

Should you require information in alternative formats, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

CatholicCare Victoria

Job Salary

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