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Senior Outreach Case Worker

Mercy Community Services Limited
  • Fixed term full time contract
  • Help deliver youth mental health outreach support throughout Perth’s north metro
  • Pay less tax with our attractive salary packaging options up to $15,900 p/a
  • Join our Youth Mental Health Outreach team
  • Based from McAuley House in Wembley
  • Previous triage experience highly desirable

At MercyCare we believe every person matters. Our people are driven by strong human values and are passionate about creating positive change.

MercyCare is only made possible by the strength, passion and shared values our employees and volunteers bring each day. When you join MercyCare you are an integral part of making a difference at the heart of the Western Australian community.

We believe that every person deserves safety, support and feel they are a part of their community. Each member of our Community, Family and Children Services team brings compassion, actively listening to the people who trust us to deliver services. They have the courage to support people to bring out their strengths, work towards independence and encourage their sense of belonging. Our team bring their lived experiences, diverse skills and collaborate with community and partners to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

About the Role

The Senior Outreach Case Worker works with a multidisciplinary team to provide therapeutic support, assessment, psychological interventions, case management and practical support to young people 12-25 years and their families.

You will be required to work collaboratively with the Youth Mental Health Outreach (YMHO) team and assist the YMHO Clinical Lead with administrative and supervision duties to ensure efficient provision of services. The role will support this new youth mental health service implementation, and ongoing codesign. This role is being offered on a fixed term full time contract.

Minimum Requirements

  • Tertiary Degree in relevant Human Services field (i.e. Psychology, Social work, Registered Nurse in Mental Health, Occupational Therapy or a related discipline)
  • Current registration with an approved professional body
  • Previous triage experience is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated significant case management experience working in a mental health setting with complex young people and their families
  • Experience and knowledge in the areas of financial support, education, substance abuse, working with other cultures, family work and homelessness
  • Experience and knowledge working from a trauma informed practice approach
  • Working with Children Check
  • Driver’s Licence
  • National Police Clearance (obtained within the last six months)

What We Offer

  • Fleet Vehicle will be provided
  • Childcare discounts
  • Salary Packaging - increase your take home pay by paying for certain expenses using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year
  • Employee Recognition Program, including Annual Awards valued at $1,000
  • Career Pathways, Professional Development and Training
  • Comprehensive Wellbeing Program including discounted health insurance, free flu vaccinations and skin checks

About MercyCare

We are here to support people throughout life’s journey as a leading Western Australian not-for-profit provider of aged care, family, community, early learning and disability services. Behind our unique offering of diverse services is our drive to make a difference in people’s lives and in the communities we serve. With more than a 170-year legacy extending back to the Catholic Sisters of Mercy, today we stand proud to make a positive difference.

Please click “Apply Now” to view the position description and apply via the MercyCare website.

For further information about the role, please contact Jannina Brooke, Clinical Lead, on email jbrooke@mercycare.com.au, using the subject line: Senior Outreach Case Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found a suitable candidate. We will not accept unsolicited phone calls and resumes from recruitment agencies/third parties.

At MercyCare every person matters. We commit to safeguarding and protecting children, young people, and the vulnerable and inspiring a culture that truly embraces and celebrates diversity. We strive for a shared future where our people and services reflect and include contemporary Australian society and the communities we serve. We invite applications from people from all walks of life, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse ages, cultures, faiths, abilities, gender and sexuality.

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