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Carer Advocate - Albury

One Door Mental Health
  • Part time - 45.6 hours / fortnight
  • SCHADS Award Level 4 with generous salary packaging
  • Fixed term until 30.6.2023
  • Work as part of an independent self organising team

The Program

The Family and Carers Mental Health Program (FCMHP) operates across NSW where staff from both Local Health Districts and selected non-Government Organisations (NGOs) work side by side in a collaborative approach to provide a comprehensive range of support services and training and education to families and carers of people with a mental illness.

About the role

The role of the Carer Advocate is to develop and maintain an excellent program of carer support which provides information, education, advocacy, individual and peer support to relatives and friends of people with mental illness (carers).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining a good working knowledge of the FCMHP criteria and key performance indicators
  • Ensuring that families and carers of people have access to appropriate information and options.
  • Building partnerships with the Local Health District and local stakeholders.

To succeed in this role, we are looking for

  • Experience in working with families and carers and/or people with a mental illness
  • Relevant qualifications in Cert IV in Mental Health or Community Services or equivalent experience
  • Experience working within the community development framework
  • Knowledge of the NSW mental health system and local services
  • Experience in the provision of training

A copy of the position description can be viewed here.

About One Door

One Door Mental Health is a leading for purpose service provider for those living with mental illness, their families and carers.

Our community creates a safe place that connects people, our services are innovative and supported by more than 30 years of experience, and our advocacy work is putting an end to stigma through education and understanding.

Creating a world in which people with a mental illness are valued and treated as equals is at the heart of everything we do.

Your values and our values

Our values are integral to everything that we are as an organisation and how we interact with each other, our consumers and carers.  As you consider whether this role is for you, please take some time to reflect on your own values and One Door’s values.  Click here to view our values ASPIRE to work out if they resonate with you.

Apply Now!  

Don't miss this opportunity to join a recognised and respected organisation that is purpose and values driven! 

Please contact Michael Crowley-Mills on 0417 104 918 for more information regarding this role.

Your application for this position will require you to have a Police Check (verified in the last 6 months), a current Working with Children's Check, an application in process for the NDIS Worker Screening clearance at Service NSW and under the current NSW Public Health Order, evidence of at least 3 doses of the Covid-19 or provide evidence of an authorised medical exemption.

One Door Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values lived experience of mental health recovery and diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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