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People Connector - Broome

HelpingMinds
  • Fixed Term full-time position (3 month contract, Saturday work).
  • Position based in our Broome Office - outreach role.

About HelpingMinds

HelpingMinds is a highly regarded carer support and mental health services organisation, established over 40 years ago. Our compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers throughout the metro and regional areas, provide quality services and support to more than 10,000 children, youth, adults, and families affected by mental illness every year.

Our Values

We are a value-driven organisation that encompasses the values of Hope, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, and Respect to provide quality service. We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion, and your drive. Our people focused culture and flexible approach will help you to succeed both professionally and personally.

The role:

The Assisting Communities through Direct Connection (ACDC) Project was created to look at ways to increase independence, assist access to support, encourage social and community participation of people who are not accessing services and collect data on the scale of unmet need in Australian communities. The project operates in all Australian states and territories. People Connectors engaged by HelpingMinds will conduct safe door knocking activities, walking from household to household to discuss the project and how it can be of help to householders, deliver information products on local services and engage in a survey. Householders will be offered relevant information and assistance, if required to support connection to available services.

This is an outreach role that will involve up to 6 hours a day of walking.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Engage, build rapport and initiate conversations about mental health, social and emotional wellbeing with householders through a door knocking approach.
  • Provide householders with information products and explain how these products can be used to seek support.
  • Support householders to take initial steps to connect with social and emotional wellbeing support services.

About You:

We are looking for people that have previous working experience and a sound understanding of mental health with a commitment to making a difference to both the lives of people living with mental health issues, their family and carers.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Relevant (minimum Certificate IV) qualifications in peer work, mental health, or a related field;
  • National Police Clearance (valid within 6 months), Working With Children Check, Current Drivers License
  • Current Covid-19 Vaccine
  • First Aid Certificate

In line with HelpingMinds policy, WA Government Health Directions and Public Health Orders, the successful candidate will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 31 December 2021 and as such will need to provide evidence of their COVID-19 Vaccination status prior to commencement.

Preferred experience:

  • We are ideally looking for candidates with a minimum of 12 months’ experience working in the community managed mental health/social and emotional wellbeing support sector.

If you have questions about the above certifications please feel free to contact our recruitment team (08) 9427 7100 or recruitment@helpingminds.org.au, using the subject line: People Connector - Broome enquiry via EthicalJobs.

What we offer:

In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will work in a supportive and positive environment with staff that live by HelpingMinds’ values and have a strong focus on community needs. We understand the importance of health and wellbeing and offer an employee wellness program.

Benefits include:

  • Base salary: $86,363 per annum pro rata plus 10% superannuation plus remote allowances
  • Generous tax-free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum
  • ICT Equipment: Surface Pro laptop, mobile phone
  • Four weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Two additional wellness days per year to support your own mental health
  • Annual travel concession payment upon 12 months service
  • An additional 5 days annual leave (pro rata) upon 12 months service

A position description is attached.

For more information, contact the Recruitment team on 08 9427 7100.

Please note: given the high volume of candidate applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

HelpingMinds is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQIA+, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues.

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