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Family Engagement Worker/ Lead Practitioner - Rockingham

Mind Australia
  • Mentor and coach a dynamic team to provide holistic, recovery-orientated supports to clients with mental ill health
  • Fixed term 5 month role | Part time 26 hours/week
  • Shoalwater/ Rockingham Location

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 40 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 Rockingham Sub-Acute Short Stay service is residential service delivered in partnership with Southern Metropolitan Health Service and Access Housing. The service offers short term, recovery-focused residential care for people who are either leaving acute mental health care or who would benefit from 24 hour support to avoid hospital admission. The focus is on recovery, promoting self-education and linkages to the community to support individuals and their families heal from the effects that mental health issues can have on people’s lives.

We are seeking an experienced, compassionate Family Engagement Worker/ Lead Practitioner for a 5 month fixed term, part time (26 hours per week) opportunity to work in the Rockingham area. You will lead and mentor the team to deliver holistic, person-centred services to support an individual’s recovery from mental health challenges in line with Mind’s Model of Recovery Oriented Practice.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide support to clients using recovery-orientated and Family Inclusive frameworks.
  • Coach the team to provide high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Build rapport and develop trusted relationships with clients, families and carers.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the 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 knowledge and understanding of the principles and challenges of supporting vulnerable families.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14875. 

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