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Mental Health Practitioner

Mind Australia - Australia,

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Position Details

Reference Number 14299
Position Title Mental Health Practitioner
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Executive Exec Director Innovation
Division Innovation
Area Fee for Service VIC NW
Service NPSM Murray Ovens [28370]
Work Location . Victoria
Position Summary

  • Assist clients achieve their better life goals through a recovery focused program
  • Permanent role | Part time 4 days/week
  • Wangaratta 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 Fee for Service - Psychosocial Recovery Service (PRS) program operates within the local community providing recovery focused, person-centred mental health services and wellbeing. This service ensures customers and their families and carers have the support and services they need to achieve their better life goals in line with Mind's Model of Recovery.

We are seeking a motivated, passionate Mental Health Practitioner to join the collaborative PRS team for a permanent, part time (4 days or 30 hours per week) opportunity in the Wangaratta area. You will be responsible for providing short-term recovery interventions, psycho-social education, support and mentoring to customers with vulnerability and complexity.

Key Responsibilities
  • Deliver quality services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences to support clients.
  • Provide personalised support coordination services consistent with defined goals and aspirations identified in NDIS plans.
  • Develop strength based assessments as well as daily living skills and capacity for self-care with clients.
  • Work with client's families and carers by providing information, advice and support relevant to health and social needs.
What you'll bring
  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or other health-related field.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Proven ability to implement a recovery oriented framework.
  • 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.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

To obtain a position description and apply online visit - reference number 14299. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Monday 17 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 Roger Klemke
Contact Number (04) 3846 8238
Closing Date 17/05/2021
Position Description PD Mental Health Practitioner (Fee for Service PRS) 20210430.pdf

Mind Australia