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April

Mental Health Support Worker - Cmhrs

Government of South Australia - Whyalla, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Department for Health and Wellbeing
Job reference: 750074
Location: 5600 - WHYALLA
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

  • Flinders & Upper North Local Health Network, Whyalla Community Mental Health
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $61,383 - $66,030 pa - Ongoing F/T - OPS2
Working under general direction, you will provide a range of non-clinical, psychosocial rehabilitation support to mental health consumers in conjunction with those services provided by the clinical Intensive Community Program (ICP) team. The tasks and duties you perform will be of a practical nature, supporting a resident's accomplishment of their stated goals of rehabilitation and recovery. This will involve working across a range of environments to assist and support the development of the resident's rehabilitation in partnership with their existing formal and informal networks. Striving to improving health outcomes for consumers, their carers and families, you will establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and provide assertive psychosocial support services to both consumers and their carers. It is expected that you will respond sensitively and non-judgmentally to consumers and their families, and maintain confidentiality at all times. You will provide services that are culturally sensitive to the needs of people and enable them to make decisions concerning their mental health.

You will have prior experience in working with consumers who have mental health related issues, demonstrating sound knowledge of self-management strategies in relation to mental health. Your excellent written and verbal communication skills will equip you to relate to a diverse group of individuals and communities. This will include confidence in reporting to and liaising with multiple stakeholders across the spectrum of community services or health. You will bring the ability to work both independently as a member of a team, striving to enhance team effectiveness and contribute to a spirit of team cooperation.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and compliant immunisation screening.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below.

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Government of South Australia

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