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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Mt Gambier

Mind Australia
  • Work with children, young people and their families in early intervention and mental health
  • Fixed term 9 month role with Possible Extension | Part time 15 hours/week
  • Mt Gambier 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 Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) provides early intervention outreach support to children, young people and their families and carers in the Limestone Coast region who are at risk of or are experiencing mental health concerns. The program encompasses three tiers of support including short-term brief intervention, intensive support and community capacity building.

We are seeking a self-motivated, compassionate Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 9 month fixed term with a possibility of extension, part time (15 hours per week) opportunity in the Mt Gambier region. You will provide holistic outreach services to children and young people, driving practices and assisting them to develop capacity, meaningful relationships and identify their strengths.

Key responsibilities

  • Engage creatively with children and young people using a child-centred approach to practice.
  • Deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate community engagement activities.
  • Facilitate individual and group programs utilising targeted therapeutic interventions.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and stakeholders to ensure an integrated approach to service delivery.

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 and providing support to at risk children, young people and their families.
  • Experience in assessing need and planning goal-focused recovery using evidence informed approaches and tools.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with service providers and key stakeholders.

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 15116. Please contact the person below for more information.

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. 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.

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