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Senior Outreach Case Worker

  • Part time position until 30 June 2021
  • Join our Youth Mental Health Outreach team delivering services in Perth’s north metro region
  • Salary Package up to $18,550 to pay for everyday items and living expenses


MercyCare is a leading Catholic provider of aged care, early learning, disability, family and community services. We have a large and diverse workforce delivering programs and services throughout Western Australia. Our Vision is for people and communities to thrive and we are guided by a person-centred approach in all aspects of service delivery.

About the role

The primary purpose of this role is to provide an outreach service in the North Perth metro region, which includes assessment, interventions, case management and practical support to young people 12-25 years and their families. This includes assisting the YMHO Clinical Lead with administrative and supervision duties to ensure efficient provision of services. The role will be part time working 45 hours per fortnight, until June 30 3021 and will initially support the Clinical Lead with triage and service implementation.

The Senior role will have expertise in the provision of mental health issues, in addition to experience in the provision of evidenced-based interventions for complex or severe mental illness. This includes the treatment of young people with co-morbid presentations. In addition, they will be passionate about working with young people, and demonstrate experience working effectively in community settings and both the mental health and youth sector.

To be considered for this role, you will also require:

  • Tertiary Degree in relevant Human Services field (i.e. Psychology, Social work or a related discipline)
  • Current registration with an approved professional body.
  • Demonstrated significant experience working in a mental health setting with complex young people and their families
  • Understanding of evidence-based service models for working with young people and families
  • Experience working with Centrelink, other welfare agencies and professionals
  • Experience and knowledge in the areas of income support, education, substance abuse, working with other cultures, relationship counselling and child abuse
  • Knowledge of issues presented by homeless youth, those at risk of homelessness and their families
  • Experience and knowledge working from a trauma informed practice approach
  • Experience in case work practice within the community sector
  • Working with Children Check
  • Driver’s Licence
  • National Police Clearance (obtained within the last six months)

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found a suitable candidate.

MercyCare is an inclusive employer. We embrace and celebrate diversity and strive to reflect and be inclusive of our contemporary Australian society and the communities we serve.

We welcome and encourage applications from men, women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all walks of life, regardless of age, disability, culture, race, gender identity and sexual orientation.

MercyCare is committed to the protection of children and young people.

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