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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Riverland

Mind Australia
  • Provide psychosocial support and community connection to people with mental ill health in country SA
  • Permanent role | Part time 23 hours/week
  • Work from Home & Riverland 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

Mind’s Community Services, Country Wellness Connections (CWC) program provides psychosocial support services and community connection to individuals experiencing mental ill health in country South Australia. CWC services operate in partnership with consumers, families and carers to provide a range of non-clinical community-based support to help individuals achieve their goals, connect to services and improve quality of life.

We are seeking a self-motivated, dynamic Community Mental Health Practitioner for a permanent, part time (23 hours per week) opportunity in the Riverland area to provide services in line with Mind’s My Better Life Model. Working from home, you will play an integral role supporting individuals to achieve their recovery goals through 1:1 support, enabling shared supports and group work facilitation to enhance recovery, personal growth and activities of daily living.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 NDIS and 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.
  • 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 - reference number 14509.

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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