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Carer Advocate - Wallsend, Newcastle

One Door Mental Health

One Door Mental Health (ODMH) is looking for a Carer Advocate to join our incredible team at Wallsend (Newcastle), NSW on a permanent part-time basis.

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.You can read

more about One Door Mental Health and our values here.

About the Program

The NSW 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 Carer Advocate will 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).

One Door Mental Health (ODMH) operates locally as self-organised teams – called Recovery 2gether teams. Team members are collectively responsible and accountable for:

  • People we support (e.g. clients, consumers, family, and carers) and
  • Team tasks. 

As a team member, you will work collaboratively with other team members to facilitate the effective operation of the team.

For further details on the role and the skills and experience required, please view the position description attached below.

Your skills and experience

  • Certificate IV in a relevant discipline (e.g. mental health, peer work, disability) or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the NSW mental health system and local services
  • An understanding of the recovery- based approach to assisting people with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Experience in working with families and carers and/or people with a mental illness
  • Experience in the provision of training
  • Current driver’s licence and access to a fully ensured motor vehicle
  • Communicate effectively in all interactions with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in developing positive relationships within community development framework to achieve outcomes
  • Ability to exercise personal responsibility and work as part of a self-organising team, with the support and guidance of Coach
  • Demonstrated computer literacy to use Microsoft programs and the capability to learn other applications.

Additional Details

One Door Mental Health requires all staff to have a Police Check clearance, a current Working with Children's Check and NDIS Worker Screening clearance and appropriate COVID-19 Vaccination.

One Door Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse 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.

How to apply?

Please submit your application via the "Apply Now" button.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the role you may contact Lisa Dunlop on [email protected] using the subject line: Carer Advocate - Wallsend, Newcastle enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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

A position description is attached.

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