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Community Mental Health Practitioner

Mind Australia
  • Join a passionate team that supports clients to achieve their life goals in a Residential setting
  • Permanent role | Full time, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Glenside 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 Housing And Support Package (HASP)/ Supported Independent Living (SIL) program is a 24/7 residential support service for people living independently with mental illness, HASP supports clients with individualised services provided in line with their NDIS plan and unique needs. The program aims to promote greater self-management of mental and general health, increase access to the community and develop individual’s capacity to live independently with a focus on supporting people to achieve their better life goals.

We have an opportunity for a motivated, resilient permanent, full time Community Mental Health Practitioner to join the HASP team working a 24/7 rotating roster in the Glenside area. You will support customers to achieve their recovery goals through one-to-one support, facilitating peer learning workshops and assistance with daily tasks in a residential environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to clients using targeted and integrated case managed responses.
  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitating positive educational and social experiences.
  • Operate collaboratively with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.

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.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now - reference number 14385.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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