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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader

  • 492728
  • Victoria
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Service Management & Leadership
  • Youth

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  • Full time
  • Lead and inspire a team to support young people with mental ill health achieve their wellbeing goals and independent living
  • Permanent role | Full time
  • Clifton Hill 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 Youth Residential Rehabilitation Service (YRRS) is a strengths focused, recovery-orientated residential program supporting young people aged between 16-25 years who are recovering from mental ill health for up to 12 months. In a safe home-like environment, the service provides clients individual and group based support that promotes resilience, enhanced social connections, life skills, access to the community and a greater sense of being able to make sound decisions. Young people benefit from sharing their experiences and recovery journeys whilst growing their confidence and skills to live independently in the community.

 

We are seeking a highly motivated, compassionate Community Mental Health Practitioner - Team Leader for a permanent, full time opportunity to work in the Clifton Hill area. You will provide leadership to a team to deliver person-centred, recovery-oriented care to support young people build daily living skills, develop support networks, strengthen relationships with family and friends, live independently and achieve wellbeing goals. The Team Leader will act as the practice lead to staff providing supervision, mentoring and coaching.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Coach and lead a team to deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to return to their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Lead and model effective practice to staff working with clients, provide support to families and carers, and plan and deliver group work.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the service including administration, rostering, facilitating handovers, planning and planning budget expenditure.
  • 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.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Experience in guiding a team to implement therapeutic, recovery-oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and develop a team to achieve best quality service outcomes and provide professional supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and capacity to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.

 

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Monthly Accumulated Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492728. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Wednesday 8 February 2023. 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 - Team Leader (YRRS) 20230130.pdf

 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492728. Online applications must be submitted by Feb 8, 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.

Lester Burford - Lester.Burford@mindaustralia.org.au

 

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.

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