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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner - Mile End

Mind Australia
  • Use your lived experience to support our clients with mental ill health achieve life goals
  • Permanent | Part time 26 hours/week
  • Mile End 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 National Psycho Social Program (NPSP) is a program delivered by Mind as part of a consortium with Neami National, Life Without Barriers, Mind Australia, Mission Australia and Skylight Mental Health. NPSP supports individuals with mental health issues within a recovery framework that’s focused on strengths and capabilities, including identifying and maintaining a lifestyle that has meaning and value, enabling active participation in community life, and a reduction in social isolation as well as enhancing independent living skills and support networks.

We are seeking a compassionate, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer Practitioner for a permanent, part time (26 hours per week) opportunity in the Mile End area. You’ll utilise your unique lens of lived experience of mental health and recovery to provide services to clients, families and carers consistent with Mind’s My Better Life Model and organisational values.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to clients using targeted and integrated case managed responses and willingness to use lived experience of mental illness and recovery to inform your work.
  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitating positive educational and social experiences.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • Operate collaboratively with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.

What you’ll bring:

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Lived experience and willingness to support clients through sharing your own learnings and recovery orientated practice.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and cooperatively with families and carers.
  • Experience in assessing need and working collaboratively to plan goal focused recovery using evidence informed approaches and tools.

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 - reference number 14595. Online applications must be submitted by the closing date.

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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