- Job posted on: 9th Sep 2020
- Applications close:
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary counselling and wellbeing team, the Mental Health Professional (MHP) is responsible for providing ethical, high quality, inclusive, person-centred mental health interventions to LGBTIQ+ people. Utilising a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, the position includes psychosocial needs assessment, case conceptualisation within a stepped care approach, and a focus on strength and resilience building for Meridian’s communities. The role will also involve advocacy, referral pathways and crisis interventions where appropriate.
The MHP supports clients with complex presentations and intersectional issues including the exploration and affirmation of gender identity, expression and presentation; sexuality; general emotional wellbeing; a trauma-informed approach to the impacts of minority stress; and other support contexts such as managing substance use, LGBTIQ+ ageing and domestic and family violence.
Meridian is Canberra’s leading LGBTIQ and HIV+ community organisation. Formerly the AIDS Action Council, Meridian was established in 1983 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and has a strong and proud history of working with and representing diverse groups of people. This includes gay and bisexual and other men who have sex with men, lesbian and queer women, transgender and gender diverse people, people with disability, sex workers, people who use drugs, and people in custodial settings. Over this time, we have learnt to be dynamic, intersectional, and progressive with our approach to tackling complex social health issues such as HIV/AIDS and the health and wellbeing of sexuality, sex and gender diverse people. Our vision is to build strong, connected and supportive communities that are free of new HIV transmission, marginalisation, discrimination and stigma. We create opportunities for our communities to live their healthiest lives and be their true selves.
Salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant/s and will be commensurate with skills and experience. Meridian offers very attractive salary and workplace benefits including additional leave for gender affirmation and parental leave. You may also elect to salary package a portion of your salary tax-free.
All those considering applying should phone Tom Skelton (0412 882 855) to discuss the position in the first instance. To apply, please click Apply Now.
Further information about Meridian and the role can be found on our website: https://meridianact.org.au/jobs/.