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Mental Health Support Workers - Geelong

Mind Australia
  • Support our clients to achieve their recovery goals in a new ‘home away from home’ residential service
  • Casual roles with Hourly Rate + 25% Loading | Flexible hours to suit your lifestyle
  • 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

Mind operates Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short-Term Accommodation services for people with severe and enduring psychosocial disability and often dual disability. SIL residences are staffed 24/7 and funded through NDIS packages, clients are provided with individual supports in a residential setting and within a group when shared learning is seen to be beneficial. Services operate in the context of the local community with a focus on supporting people to achieve their better life goals.

We are seeking several committed, empathic Mental Health Support Workers for casual opportunities within the new Haven ‘home away from home’ property in the Geelong area. Working on a 24/7 rotating roster, you will play an integral role in developing individual programs to support client’s goals and aspirations to achieve recovery and independent living.

Key responsibilities

  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitating positive educational and social experiences to achieve recovery goals.
  • Assist clients by including families and carers in the recovery program through provision of education and information.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.
  • Contribute to the day to day operations of the residential service including housekeeping duties and maintaining tenancy partnerships.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate III) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, intellectual disability and ASD, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of NDIS and 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.
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle!
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14693.

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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