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Community Mental Health Practitioner

  • 492697
  • Victoria
  • Care Coordination
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Mental Health
  • Fixed term full time
  • Deliver holistic outreach services to clients with mental health challenges supporting their recovery goals and wellbeing
  • Fixed term 6 month role | Full time with Company Car
  • Work from Home & Bendigo 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 Early Intervention Psychological Support Response Service (EIPSRS) provides a person-centered approach to recovery tailored to meet the needs of people living with mental ill health in the community. EIPSRS services is an individualised, tiered program of recovery support of up to 12 months delivered to clients with a mix of individual support, one-on-one outreach services and group work. The group programs are designed to support achievement of better life goals and enhance recovery, build daily living skills, maintain sustainable housing, improve relationships with families and carers, develop community connections, build capacity and resilience, and live independently and safely in the community.

 

We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 6 month fixed term, full time opportunity to work in the Bendigo area. Working from home, you will deliver assertive person-centred outreach services to clients to achieve their recovery goals, build capacity and living skills, strengthen social and community connections, maintain housing and live independently. As this position requires travel across the Bendigo region a fully maintained company car is provided.

 

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.
  • Provide information and mentoring to clients to establish connections with families and carers, create networks and access to relevant services.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability 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 Rostered Day Off.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Fully maintained company car for private use.

 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492645. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Thursday 8 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 (EIPSRS) 20220630.pdf

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