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Community Mental Health Workers

Mental Illness Fellowship of WA

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking people to provide practical support with ‘every day’ life, assisting people to achieve their goals and build independence. This could involve assisting people with budgeting, cooking, household cleaning, grocery shopping, socialising, accompanying people to medical appointments and transportation needs. These positions are available across the Southern, Northern and Eastern Suburbs of Perth. You will join our team of Community Mental Health Workers who work in our Individualised Services Program supporting people with their NDIS plan. You must be available to work weekdays, with some early evenings and weekends if required. These are casual positions (hours to be negotiated) with the opportunity to be considered for permanent part time following a probationary period . You will be working in the persons home and community and may be working with more than one person each day. The role requires some travel between individuals.

ABOUT YOU

  • You are a people person, and are able to engage with a variety of people (even when someone is considered hard to get to know or having a bad day)
  • You can be relied on to be on time, every time
  • You follow through and take responsibility for your actions
  • You welcome challenges and see them as an opportunity to be creative. You do what it takes to find a way to get a solution (without breaking any rules)
  • You are a natural coach and support others to learn, grow and overcome any barriers. You hold high yet achievable expectations of people
  • You recognise the challenges, value and wisdom of a lived experience of mental health issue. You acknowledge people and their families have a natural authority over their lives and services
  • You manage personal and professional boundaries, and seek advice when unsure

WHO WE ARE

We are an experienced local specialist provider of community mental health services. MIFWA prides itself on providing local, reliable, creative and targeted assistance based on a personal relationship. Our mission is to work alongside people affected by mental health issues in a way that is meaningful to them.

A full position description is attached.

How to apply

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills, experience and fit for this role to: Naomi.Bowran@mifwa.org.au using the subject line: Community Mental Health Workers application via EthicalJobs.

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