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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Bushfire Recovery - Wangaratta / Wodonga

Mind Australia
  • Wangaratta or Wodonga
  • Fixed term - June 2021
  • Part time-4 days p/w
  • Support bushfire affected communities

Mind Australia Limited is one of Australia’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers. We have been supporting people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

About the role

As a Community Mental Health Practitioner you will be responsible for providing recovery focused mental health services to people with higher levels of vulnerability and complexity who may benefit from the wide range of services offered by Mind. You will provide psychosocial support to bushfire affected communities in North East Victoria. This role would ideally suit someone based in Wangaratta or Wodonga.

Each day will be different

  • Facilitate groups focused on building capacity around recovery
  • Support client identified goals utilising Mind's My Better Life
  • Utilise Trauma informed practice to guide all aspects of engagement
  • Participate in care team meetings

What you’ll bring

  • Proven experience using Trauma Informed Practice Principles
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with all stakeholders
  • Experience in supporting individuals with psychosocial needs
  • Solutions focused attitude
  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health related field

Why Mind Australia?

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous Not For Profit salary packaging benefits
  • Learning, development and career opportunities

How to apply

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now - reference number 13089.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

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