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Mental Health Practitioner - Emotional Wellbeing for Older Persons Program

Anglicare

Case Manager/Mental Health Practitioner - Emotional Wellbeing for Older Persons program

Anglicare have an excellent career opportunity!

  • Make a real difference in the lives of older people!
  • Our staff are mission-hearted and highly engaged
  • Join our warm, supportive and dynamic team!

About Anglicare:

As a Christian organisation with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we exist to serve our community, enrich life and share the love of Jesus. Combining our resources and expertise enables us to work even more effectively to meet changing needs as we reach and serve more people at all stages of life.

To find out more please visit: www.anglicare.org.au

Benefits:

  • Excellent remuneration package and company benefits
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging benefits - reducing your taxable income by $15,900 plus an additional $2,650 for salary packaging accommodation, meals and entertainment
  • Learning and Development opportunities within the organisation

About the role:

Anglicare has an excellent career opportunity for a full-time Case Manager or Mental Health Practitioner in our Emotional Wellbeing for Older Persons program in the Central and East Sydney region. This program aims to provide psychological wellbeing support services for residents in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) across the Central and Eastern Sydney region. You will be working across Residential Aged Care homes and would suit the person who like to work autonomously, as well as having the support of a large team

In this role you will be providing assessment and psychological interventions to meet the needs of Anglicare Emotional Wellbeing for Older Persons (EWOP) program participants with mild and moderate mental health needs.

This role is remunerated under the SOCIAL, COMMUNITY, HOME CARE and DISABILITY SERVICES industry award (SCHADS).

Key responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Working with participants to meet mental health needs.
  • Facilitation and delivery of face to face and telehealth interventions to individuals, as well as groups, to support best outcomes for participants
  • Use of a variety of tools such as counselling, advocacy and coaching to assist in re-engaging the participant with their family and the community.
  • Working collaboratively with service providers, carers and other organisations.
  • Capacity building with aged care staff across the region
  • Engagement with staff of RACFs to market and promote the EWOP program

About you:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications for the professions of Psychologist, Social Worker, Registered Nurse, counselling, diversional or occupational therapy
  • Current membership to a professional body (e.g. AHPRA, AASW, PACFA or equivalent) is desirable
  • Experience in working with people with mental health challenges and/or experience in the aged care sector
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence and own comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid NSW Working with Children’s Check for paid employment purposes

If you genuinely care about people and share our vision, mission and values, we welcome your application to join us, as we work to see Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched, and communities strengthened.

To find out more about this opportunity, please email the recruitment team at jobs@anglicare.org.au, using the subject line: Mental Health Practitioner - Emotional Wellbeing for Older Persons Program enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply

Anglicare - Jesus Christ honoured, lives enriched, and communities strengthened

Anglicare is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and has zero tolerance of child abuse

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; Closing date is subject to change without notice.

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