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Mental Health Practitioner - Swan Hill

Anglicare Victoria
  • Join an organisation that is making a difference in a part time ongoing role
  • Mental Health Carer Respite Program
  • Based at our Swan Hill office with travel throughout Mildura, Buloke and Gannawarra 

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work. 

The Position:

The Mental Health Carer Respite Service provides a range of flexible respite and support options for carers and families of people with severe mental illness. The aim of the service is to provide support to assist carers and families to maintain their caring role.

The Mental Health Carer Respite Support Worker is responsible for the delivery of mental health services, to support individuals, carers and families in the context of their community. The program is funded by the Department of Health and Humans Services to provide planned respite opportunities / services  for carer's and adult consumers 18-65 years living with a mental illness. Programs are delivered within a recovery-focused framework.  The position is based in Swan Hill with some regional travel required as part of the role.

You can download the positions description here: Download File Mental Health Practitioner FPD COMS E AW5 122023 V1.0.pdf


  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing and/or related behavioural science degree with relevant experience
  • Associate diploma with substantial experience 

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A commitment to, and experience in, working from a client-centred, solution-focused philosophy
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental illness and the impact on care recipients, carers/ families 
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake assessments and to work collaboratively with carer's and care recipients to develop flexible respite plans. 
  • Experience in planning, facilitating and evaluating individual service plans and group programs
  • The ability to develop and sustain partnerships and relationships with carers, care Recipients, families and professionals, with a range of age, gender and cultural groups. 

The important stuff:

  • Salary starts at around $96,000 plus super plus salary packaging (Level 5 SCHADS)
  • Part Time, 3 days per week- Ongoing position.
  • Pro rata the above salary in line with 22.8 hours.
  • Access to discounted health insurance, free Employee Assistance, Salary Packaging and a range of other employment benefits supporting your physical and mental health
  • Professional development, training, support and a culture of inclusivity and resilience
  • A workplace with Rainbow Tick Accreditation and DCA Inclusive Employer recognition.
  • A leadership team that are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please click Apply Now however don't delay, as suitable candidates will progress through the interview process immediately and the position may be filled prior to advertised closing date. 

You will also be requested to attach your resume and cover letter that describes your motivation to apply for this role and any skills and experience relevant to the role.

For further enquiries contact Team Leader Karen Martin on 03 5025 9300 or email [email protected] using the subject line: Mental Health Practitioner - Swan Hill enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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