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Housing & Recovery Coordinator - Peer Practitioner - Geelong

Mind Australia
  • Use lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to deliver outreach services to clients experiencing homelessness
  • Fixed term 6 month role | Full time or Part time with Company Car
  • Work from Home & Geelong 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

Haven; Home, Safe and Mind Australia have formed a consortium to assist people experiencing homelessness to transition from temporary hotel accommodation into housing as part of the Victorian Government’s From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) program. The H2H initiative is an opportunity to make a lasting impact on homelessness and rough sleeping in Victoria.

We are seeking an empathic, resilient Housing & Recovery Coordinator - Peer Practitioner for a 6 month fixed term, full or part time (30 hours per week) opportunity to make an impact on homelessness in the Geelong area. Working from home, you will use your lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to deliver recovery-orientated outreach supports to clients to enable obtainment of affordable housing, promote health and wellbeing, and provide holistic services to prevent a return to rough sleeping. As this position requires travel within the Geelong region a fully maintained company car is provided.

Key responsibilities

  • Utilise lived experience to deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support clients to return to their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • 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 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.
  • 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, issues relating to homelessness, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven capability to plan goal focused care and implement therapeutic, recovery-oriented frameworks and practices.
  • 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.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off (full time employees only).
  • Fully maintained company car for private use.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 15066.

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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