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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Relief Worker

  • 492678
  • Queensland
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Casual
  • Provide empathic support to clients with mental ill health to achieve their recovery goals and live independently
  • Casual roles with Hourly Rate + 25% Loading | Flexible hours to suit your lifestyle, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Toowoomba Location

 

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

 

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

 

About the role

The Community Care Unit (CCU) service provides intensive treatment and recovery support in a residential setting of up to two years to help people stabilise their mental health and gain the necessary skills to transition back into the community from a hospital environment. Clients are supported to define their recovery goals and outcomes, develop social and daily living skills, build community networks and grow confidence to live independently. CCU delivers one-to-one peer support, group peer-led activities and support services that align with choices and aspirations identified in a client’s recovery plan.

 

We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner for casual opportunities to work alongside a caring team on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Toowoomba area. You will deliver person-centred recovery-oriented care to support clients develop social and community connections, build daily living skills, live independently and achieve recovery goals.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to remain in their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to client’s recovery goals.

 

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Able to provide a record of Vaccination Preventable Diseases or able to obtain vaccinations against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B or other diseases as required by our Partnership with QLD Health.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.

 

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492678. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Tuesday 6 December 2022. Please contact the person below for more information. 

 

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19. 

Download File PD Community Mental Health Practitioner (CCU) 20220830.pdf

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