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 Way Back Support Service (WBSS) is a non-clinical support service providing practical psychosocial support to people experiencing a suicidal crisis or who have attempted suicide. WBSS works in conjunction with Bendigo Health’s HOPE program to support clinically referred clients who have experienced a significant suicide attempt using a model governed by Beyond Blue and Mind’s Model of Recovery Oriented Practice to reduce the risk of reattempts. The service utilises intentional framed practice approaches to engage and support clients to get their lives back on track, build capacity to manage distress, improve mental wellbeing, connect with families, carers and friends, and develop links with clinical and community services.
We are seeking a resilient, compassionate Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 6 month fixed term, part time (23 hours per week) opportunity to work within a close knit team in the Bendigo area. You will provide positive person-centred, recovery-orientated outreach services to clients following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis to enhance their recovery journey, improve mental wellbeing, build capacity and life skills, develop support networks and strengthen relationships with families and carers.
What you’ll bring
To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492262. 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.