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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Burnside

Mind Australia
  • Provide empathic support to clients with mental health challenges to achieve wellbeing and independent living
  • Casual roles with Hourly Rate + 25% Loading | Flexible hours to suit your lifestyle, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Burnside Location

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

About the role

The Housing & Accommodation Support Partnership/ Supported Independent Living (HASP SIL) program is a 24/7 residential service for people living independently with mental illness and supports clients with individualised services provided in line with their NDIS plan and unique needs. The program aims to promote greater self-management of mental and general health, increases access to the community and develops an individual’s capacity to live independently with a focus on achievement of their better life goals.

We are seeking self-motivated, resilient Community Mental Health Practitioners for casual opportunities to work a 24/7 rotating roster in the Burnside area. You will provide support to clients to achieve their recovery goals through one-to-one support, facilitating peer learning workshops and assistance with daily tasks in a residential environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide support to clients using targeted and integrated case managed responses.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Work collaboratively with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14873. 

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

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