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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Southern Adelaide

Mind Australia
  • Support clients with mental health challenges to achieve a purposeful, independent lifestyle with recovery-orientated care
  • Fixed term 6 month role | Full time
  • Southern Adelaide 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 Housing & Accommodation Support Partnership (HASP) Southern is a residential program supporting individuals with mental health issues within a framework of recovery that is focussed on strengths and capabilities. HASP supports clients to identify, develop and maintain a sustainable and purposeful lifestyle that has meaning and value to them as well as actively participate in community life, manage day-to-day activities and reduce social isolation. The program enhances client’s independent living skills and maintain a positive connection with community services and other essential support networks.

We are seeking a self-motivated, resilient Community Mental Health Practitioner for a 6 month fixed term, full time opportunity in the Southern Adelaide area. You will be integral in working with clients to achieve their recovery goals through one-to-one support, shared supports, workshops 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 collaboratively with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, 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 the 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.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14769.

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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