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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner - Mackay

Mind Australia
  • Use lived experience to deliver empathetic, recovery-orientated care to clients with mental ill health in a café-like support space
  • Permanent roles | Part time 23 hours/week
  • Mackay 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 Crisis Support Space (CSS) service enables better access to alternative mental health crisis supports for adults 18 years+ experiencing mental distress and/or suicidality where substance use is a factor. CSS seeks to prevent emergency department presentations or inpatient admissions to acute mental health units by offering a café-like atmosphere which provides a supportive, empathetic and calming environment where individuals can access non-clinical peer support.

We are seeking several compassionate, resilient Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioners for permanent, part time (23 hours per week) opportunities to work in the Mackay area. You will bring your specialist lens of lived experience with mental ill health and recovery to provide clients with person-centred supports enabling a return to their community and independent living.

Key responsibilities

  • Utilise your own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to inform your work and the work of the team.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Collaborate 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.
  • Able to provide a record of Vaccination Preventable Diseases or able to obtain vaccinations against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B or other diseases as required by our Partnership with QLD Health.
  • Prior lived experience and willingness to support clients through sharing learnings and recovery orientated practice is required.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs, AOD and collaborating with families and carers.

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14863.

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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