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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Part Time, Wangaratta

Mind Australia
  • Join a mobile team of specialised Mind outreach workers
  • Permanent Part Time | 23 hrs/wk
  • Work Across Wangaratta Region | Car provided

Mind Australia Limited is one of the country'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

A part-time permanent opportunity has become available within our Early Intervention Psychosocial Support Response Service (EIPSRS) working in collaboration with our clinical partner. This role is based from home, at times working out of the local Mind office and will require some travel to support clients based mostly in the Wangaratta area.

EIPSRS is an outreach service that provides a person centred approach to recovery which is tailored to meet individual needs. This service is delivered through outreach and will have responsibility for working with clients in the allocated region. The EIPSRS model is delivered through a mobile service focusing on supporting people to achieve better life goals.

Reporting directly to the Service Manager, this role covers a Monday – Friday roster and will see you out and about in the community engaging directly with clients in a Mind provided car supported by technology enabling successful mobile working.

The successful applicant will have a strong background in Mental Health Outreach and a responsible approach to the autonomous nature of the role.

Duties

  • Provide direct support to individual clients, delivering high quality service and facilitating positive educational and social experiences
  • Work collaboratively with a broad range of services as they relate to clients’ needs to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals
  • Deliver group sessions and learning activities
  • Assist clients in building networks with their families and community services
  • Work autonomously and competently across a variety of digital platforms

What you’ll bring

  • 2+ years experience delivering successful Mental Health Outreach support, to people with complex mental health issues and their families and carers
  • Demonstrated ability to implement a recovery oriented framework
  • Skilled in building solid connections with clients, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated understanding of available community services, supports and the NDIS
  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or other health-related field as designated by Mind

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits
  • Work vehicle provided
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Learning, development and career opportunities

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now - reference number 14145. Please contact the person below for more information.

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 Record Check. Any adverse outcomes of a National Police Record Check, may be considered in the context of the implementation of a risk assessment.

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