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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Lead Practitioner

Mind Australia - Rockingham, WA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Position Details

Reference Number 14296
Position Title Community Mental Health Practitioner - Lead Practitioner
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Executive State Manager SA & WA
Division SA and WA
Area Sub-Acute Resi SA and WA
Service Active Recovery Team [72500]
Work Location Rockingham Western Australia
Position Summary

  • Lead & develop a team within a new program that delivers person-centred services to clients
  • Fixed term 12 month role | Full time
  • Rockingham 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 WA Mental Health Commission in conjunction with Health Service Providers (HSPs), Non-Government Organizations and other stakeholders within the mental health and AOD sector have developed a pilot community-based model - Active Recovery Team (ART). ART is an active recovery approach delivering care by an integrated team providing intensive, highly coordinated flexible support and treatment to individuals. The program provides a responsive, tailored support over a 90-days that involves multidisciplinary teams bringing together clinical mental health services along with community-based organisations to provide integrated care options outside of a hospital setting.

We are seeking a Community Mental Health - Lead Practitioner for a 12 month fixed term, full time opportunity for this new program in the Rockingham area. You will provide practice leadership and direction to Mind staff in the delivery of the psychosocial rehabilitation, recovery programs and services as well as ensure staff are supported in their work. The Lead Practitioner will be responsible for delivery of person-centred services to clients, families and carers in line with Mind's model of Recovery Oriented Practice.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitating positive educational and social experiences.
  • Assist clients to return to a place of residence and a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team offering specialised psychosocial support.
  • Contribute to program planning and ensure planned clinical appointments and reviews are coordinated and facilitated.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the 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.
  • Experience working directly with people with mental health issues, complex needs and with their families and carers.
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively lead and develop a team to achieve quality service outcomes including experience in the provision of supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise to meet consumer service delivery requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.
  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

To obtain a position description and apply online visit - reference number 14296. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Monday 10 May 2021. Please contact the person below for more information.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.
Registrations / Licences Required Driver licence
Employment Screening Checks Required NDIS Worker Screening Check
Working with Children Check or equivalent (Blue Card - QLD)
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have the right to work in Australia?

Your responses to these selection criteria form part of your application for this position and may be used as part of our selection decision. Failure to respond to selection criteria may impact the progress of your application.
Contact Person Pradeep Satya
Contact Number (08) 9528 9000
Closing Date 10/05/2021
Alternate Contact Person Amy
Alternate Contact Number (08) 9528 9000
Position Description PD Community Mental Health Practitioner - Lead Practitioner (ART) 20210428.pdf

Mind Australia

Rockingham, WA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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