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Support Worker - Mental Health

Employer: HelpingMinds
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Disability Services, Mental Health & Counselling
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Darwin

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

Who we are

HelpingMinds is a highly-regarded mental health services organisation, providing quality services and support to more than 10,000 children, youth, adults and families affected by mental illness every year across WA. Due to recent growth, we have expanded our services to the Darwin area, for which we are recruiting for a Support Worker within our Individualised Services Team.

The team

The NDIS supports people with a life-long and significant disability through an individualised plan. Our Individualised Services team at HelpingMinds specialise in supporting people with psychosocial disability. The NDIS aims to provide people with choice and control over how, when and where those supports are provided.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will have relevant experience working in the area of mental health.

As a minimum, a tertiary qualification in Mental Health or Community Services will also be required.

You will have proven capacity to build rapport with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds with the ability to consult, engage and empower people to achieve their goals in a structured way.

Please note: this opportunity involves outreach work in the local community; therefore, a full Driver’s Licence and reliable vehicle is needed. The successful candidate will be required to use their private motor vehicle for transporting participants, while delivering supports or services.

Why HelpingMinds?

We are a value-driven organisation that encompasses the values of Hope, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, and Respect to provide quality service. We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion and your drive. Our people focused culture and flexible approach will help you to succeed both professionally and personally.

These roles will report directly to the Head of Individualised Services, who will regularly be in Darwin to support you face-to-face. You will also develop a strong network with your local colleagues, which is made up of Support workers, a Support Coordinator and a Clinical Lead.

You will also be provided with regular contact from your WA-based colleagues. To support your work, you will be provided with leading technology, along with a fantastic CBD office base.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this position and take the next steps towards a rewarding career with HelpingMinds, please submit a resume, cover letter and a document addressing the selection criteria contained in the job description. Applications without a selection criterion will not be considered.

For a copy of the Position Description, inclusive of the selection criteria, please visit our careers page:

For more information, please contact the HR Team on 08 9427 7100.

All applications should be emailed to, using the subject line: Support Worker - Mental Health application via EthicalJobs.

**Closing date not applicable, candidates are encouraged to apply without delay**

HelpingMinds is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues.

Supporting materials  Support Worker - Individualised Services (Darwin).pdf