- Job posted on: 29th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
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 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.
The Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing services, also refer to as “Locals”, are a key recommendation from Victoria’s Royal Commission into the mental health service system’s transformation. The Locals will act as the ‘front door’ service to the mental health system and will provide a continuum of care and support, including clinical interventions, wellbeing supports, and therapeutic support through an integrated mental health and alcohol and other drug framework approach. These services will have a ‘no wrong door’ policy, ensuring accessibility to all individuals seeking support.
The initial phase of the service is planned to be operational from early December. This is a telehealth service that will move to a temporary or permanent designated location in Dandenong during the early part of 2024.
For this initial phase of the service work may be done either from home, from an existing Mind site or an existing site of one of the Locals consortium partners. There is an expectation to travel to a physical local as negotiated for induction, training and/or collaboration where needed. Mind will consider individuals located in any area across Victoria for this secondment opportunity.
As the establishment of the Local develops, the role will be required to expand service delivery from telehealth to include face to face support, group and outreach where required.
To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494288. Please contact the person below for more information.
Lisa Williams, Locals Establishment Service Manager
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.