Community Mental Health Worker
South West - Wyndham/Hobsons Bay - Located at our Werribee site
Full-time, fixed term until February 2019
Not for Profit 'Salary Sacrificing' benefits on top of your salary
Ongoing professional development in a caring environment
We are one of Australia's largest and most recognised Community Health Organisations. So naturally, 'community' is what we're all about. But if you think 'community' ends with our patients, then think again. At cohealth, our team members aren't just paramount to our success; they are our success - that's where you come in.
An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and experienced Social Worker who is committed to providing high standards of service delivery and passionate about working within community services.
The Community Mental Health Workers provide a service that aims to enhance quality of life, build life skills and ensure access to both community mental health and broader health and community services. With a focus on client service delivery through facilitative and direct care engagement using Collaborative Recovery Model and Recovery Star tools, underpinned by the principles of trauma informed care, family centred practice and culturally appropriate practice.
Workers employ a flexible, individualised approach, working in consultation with clients to assess needs and develop a range of client directed goals. Care plans and activities offered promote choice, acknowledge individual strengths and facilitate inclusion within the community.
We seek a self-motivated and friendly individual who;
- Holds a tertiary qualification in a relevant sector and/or commensurate experience in a related area;
- Has a sound understanding of the key issues affecting people with multiple and complex needs including mental illness, alcohol and other drug issues, housing insecurity, health and safety issues and social connection.
- Is analytical thinking and problem solving skills and crisis intervention;
- Is professional and respectful, with the ability to work as part of a team and autonomously;
- Has the appropriate IT skills and experience with electronic client-management systems.
- Hold a current driver's license
We are committed to a high performance, engaging team culture and investing in our people enables a rewarding career with cohealth. If you have what we are looking for, do not delay - APPLY NOW..
Who is cohealth?
For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website: www.cohealth.org.au
This position will be paid under the Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2013 - 2015, Class 1 (year dependent on skills and experience)
To be considered for the role, you must address the key selection criteria within your cover letter. The key selection criteria can be found in the attached Position Description.
Applications close on 2nd April
Interviews are schedules on 9th April
People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.
Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)