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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Volunteer Coordinator

Mind Australia
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Various Locations - Melbourne
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Support Community Mental Health
  • Join us today!

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 Volunteer Coordinator, you will be responsible for leading the PALS service. The PALS service is a state funded program that offers support to volunteers and consumers throughout Metropolitan Melbourne. The program assists in reconnecting individuals to the local community and supporting them to engage in social and recreational activities.

You will be responsible for assessing and selecting Volunteers to match with our consumers based on their individual needs, goals and interests. Previous experience in the Mental Health sector and Volunteer Coordination is essential.

In your new role you will:

  • Select and match volunteers to provide support to clients
  • Provide information, training and supervision to volunteers to provide social and recreational support to clients in the community
  • Manage client referrals from a broad range of referral sources
  • Develop rapport and trusting relationships with clients and volunteers
  • Work within a recovery oriented framework to support clients and Volunteers

What we look for

  • Proven experience in working within a recovery oriented framework
  • A passionate for providing support to consumers to develop daily living skills and capacity for self-care
  • Ability to develop strength based assessments Facilitate the re-engagement and maintenance of family and carer relationships
  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health related field

Why Mind Australia?

  • Have an opportunity to grow and develop a team of Volunteers using your skills and knowledge.
  • Work life balance – flexible work 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 13078 . Online applications must be submitted by the close date.

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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