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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Warrnambool

Mind Australia
  • Support clients to achieve their recovery goals
  • Casual Role - Flexible hours
  • Warrnambool Location

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

Mind is seeking Casual Community Mental Health Practitioners to join our Warrnambool Adult Prevention and Recovery Care (APARC) team. APARC is a ten-bed residential service providing services to adults aged between 16 and up. The service is designed as a ‘step up, step down’ program for people with mental illness who require individualised treatment and support entering either directly from the community or as a transition from acute inpatient care.

Working closely with clinical and community partners, this recovery and strengths-based service supports the provision of short term intensive treatment and care for youth clients. Reporting to the Service Manager, you will work with the team to improve mental illness through a combination of recovery-focused community and clinical mental health services.

This is an ideal opportunity for those seeking additional work on an ad hoc basis, looking for flexibility or a foot in the door of a leading mental health organisation.

Duties

  • Deliver high quality, recovery-oriented, direct support to individual customers
  • Engage with customers to fully understand their need for assistance
  • Assist with delivery of group work programs
  • Assist the customer with accessing a range of local service providers
  • Contribute to the day-to-day operations of the residential service

What are we looking for?

  • Flexible availability to work across a range of shifts including day, afternoon and night on weekdays and weekends
  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Cert IV in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field as designated by Mind)
  • Previous experience working in a similar role and recovery orientated frameworks
  • The ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities flexibly, proactively and with ease

Benefits!

  • Join a Not For Profit truly living its values
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous Not For Profit salary packaging benefits
  • Learning, development and career opportunities

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click on Apply Now - reference number 12860.

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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