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Mental Health Support Workers x2 - Various Locations

The Benevolent Society

The Rural Youth Mental Health team has two full time positions available. As part of an outreach team, these positions will provide youth mental health supports to the communities of Narromine, Coonamble, Cobar and Gilgandra. Position location is flexible to meet the requirements of the program. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

  • Join the dynamic, mobile Rural Youth Mental Health team who are committed to improving the mental health of youth in various locations across rural and remote Western NSW.
  • Rural Youth Mental Health is a community outreach program providing mental health supports to young people within a stepped care model, helping young people to overcome mental health challenges, isolation and barriers.
  • The Benevolent Society is a flexible, proactive, mobile and COVID safe workplace, providing resources and support in response to changing circumstances.

The Rural Youth Mental Health program has partnered with Bila Muuji Aboriginal Corporation Health Service to provide individualised, holistic and collaborative mental health supports to young people, 12-25 years, across a range of communities in Western NSW. You will develop meaningful working relationships with young people, develop and implement tailored mental health supports utilising an evidence informed practice framework, to support the young person make positive changes in their lives.

Your new role:

You will support young people to build their social and emotional wellbeing, to recognise and manage their mental health through individualised therapeutic support, group work and case management. Working collaboratively within communities and with a range service partners, you will reduce barriers for young people to engage with services and reduce the impact of mental health challenges.

The RYMH team say that one of the best things about the role is the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of young people who access the program.

What you need to succeed?

As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Mental Health Worker or Case Manager, you'll have:

  • Experience supporting young people experiencing mental health challenges
  • Experience working in rural communities, and an ability to develop and maintain community connections
  • A holistic, person centred approach with a calm, reassuring and confident manner
  • Experience conducting assessments, providing case management, psychological interventions, counselling or group work
  • Be a natural team player with the capacity to work independently and autonomously
  • A relevant degree qualification Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or other health-related field) and a current driver's licence
  • A demonstrated ability to provide outreach supports and well developed travel and time management skills

Interested? Apply online today

Call Kylie Manners on 0401 673 747 to discuss the role in more detail.

Our Benefits:

  • Salary packaging,
  • Discounts on everyday purchases,
  • Flexible work arrangements,
  • Novated leases,
  • Accrued days off,
  • Purchasing additional leave & more

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