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Community Partnerships and Participation Advisor

  • 492869
  • Victoria
  • Consumer & Carer Engagement
  • Counselling & Psychology
  • Disability
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Mental Health
  • Peer Practice
  • Policy, Strategy & Organisational Development

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  • Full time
  • Utilise lived experience to develop diversity, inclusion and participation programs for a leading mental health services provider
  • Permanent role | Full time
  • Work from Home & Heidelberg 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

Mind celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion for all people including employees, volunteers, clients, families and carers. The Inclusion and Participation business unit focuses on equity, using evidence to inform practice, responsive and sensitive, person-centred and taking a systemic approach. The business unit aims to ensure that organisational systems and processes incorporate the voices and contributions of the people who work, use or benefit from services. The work is delivered in alignment with the Lived Experience Strategy, Peer Work Framework, Participation and Co-design Framework, Diversity and Inclusion Framework, and Reconciliation Action Plan.

 

We are seeking a highly motivated, compassionate Community Partnerships and Participation Advisor for a permanent, full time opportunity at our Central Office in the Heidelberg area. With work from home options, you will drive implementation of programs that distinguish the organisation as a leader in diversity, inclusion and service user participation. Utilising lived experience of mental ill health and recovery this role will enhance workforce capability, build community partnerships and embed client, family and carers voices in decision making.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Use lived experience of mental ill health to develop programs, implement diversity and inclusion values, and embed service user participation.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement projects supporting place-based approaches and utilise principles of community development, participation and co-design.
  • Support stakeholders to progress strategies and ensure infrastructure, systems and processes enhance diversity and inclusion practice.
  • Create and initiate training programs to strengthen and educate the workforce.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand engagement with diverse communities and identify opportunities for participation and partnership development within the organisation.

 

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Peer Work, Social Work, Community Services, Health Promotion or other related field and/or equivalent experience in a similar industry.
  • A lived experience of mental ill health and recovery with an understanding of lived experience approaches including peer work, co-design and workforce development.
  • Previous experience in Mental Health, Disability, Community Services or Engagement, Health Promotion, Healthcare or Government sectors is required.
  • Demonstrated desire to champion strategies, manage projects, and support peer workers at program, organisation and community level.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with lived experience colleagues, community groups, service providers, funders and key stakeholders.

 

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Monthly Accumulated Day Off.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492869. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Monday 6 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 Partnerships and Participation Advisor (I&P) 20230130.pdf

 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Mind Careers - reference number 492869. Online applications must be submitted by Feb 6, 2023. Please contact the person below for more information.

Carolynne White - Carolynne.White@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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