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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Riverland

Mind Australia
  • Provide clients with mental ill health with recovery-orientated care to achieve wellbeing and improved quality of life
  • Fixed term 3 month role | Part time 15.2 hours/week
  • Riverland Location 

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived and living experience of mental distress and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. 

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 45 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 Country Wellness Connections (CWC) program provides psychosocial support services and community connection to people experiencing mental ill health in country South Australia. The CWC service delivers a person-centered approach to recovery and a range of tailored non-clinical community-based supports, mental health counselling and improved access to the NDIS to help them get on with their lives. Clients are supported to enhance connections with community services, engage in social activities and community groups, build capacity and daily living skills, develop confidence to live independently, achieve recovery goals and improve quality of life. 

We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 3 month fixed-term, part time (15.2hours per week) opportunity to in the Riverland area. You will deliver positive person-centred outreach services to clients to achieve their wellbeing and recovery goals, build social and life skills, strengthen relationships with family and friends, enhance support networks, and capacity to live independently in the community. 

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to remain in their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Provide information and mentoring to clients to establish connections with families and carers, create networks and access to relevant services.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to client’s recovery goals. 

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.
  • Proven capability to implement therapeutic, recovery oriented frameworks and practices including risk mitigation, trauma informed care and family inclusive practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders. 

Benefits

  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 p.a. allows you to allocate a portion of your pre-tax income to cover living expenses (e.g. rent, mortgage, child care, car leasing expenses etc.)
  • Option to access Meal and Entertainment allowance up to $2,650 p.a. via Salary Packaging.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Converge International, for you and your immediate family members.
  • Professional development through regular supervision sessions. 

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494755. Please contact the person below for more information. 

Melanie Cranmer, Team Leader Lived Experience

[email protected] 

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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