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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Relief worker - Woodridge

Mind Australia
  • Provide holistic person-centred supports to clients with mental ill health to achieve wellbeing and independent living
  • Casual roles with Hourly Rate + 25% Loading | Flexible hours to suit your lifestyle, 24/7 Rotating Roster
  • Woodridge 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 Sub-Acute short stay Youth Step-Up and Step-Down (YSUSD) program is delivered through partnerships with QLD hospital networks. Young people between the ages of 16-21 years are able to access to Mind staff 24 hours a day whilst supporting connections with family and friends as well as learning strategies to live fulfilling lives within their community. YSUSD provide a schedule of group activities alongside individual 1:1 support based on strengths and goals identified in recovery plans.

We are seeking empathic, self-motivated Community Mental Health Practitioners for casual opportunities to work alongside caring team on a 24/7 rotating roster in the Woodridge area. You will provide young people recovery-oriented, person-centred services to assist with recovery from mental health challenges, achieve their recovery goals and live independently.

Key responsibilities

  • Support young people to return to their community and enjoy a meaningful life through an individualised approach to recovery.
  • Deliver high quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, 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.
  • 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.
  • Expertise in working with young 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 service providers, clinical teams and key stakeholders.

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits up to $15,900pa.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 15303

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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