The role

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Senior Community Mental Health Worker

Moonee Ponds, Australia

Reference: 6572672

  • Full Time, ongoing role
  • $49.65 per hour + super + salary packaging
  • Work for a multi-award-winning iconic community health organisation
  • Generous salary packaging options to reduce your cohealth taxable income

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. Named Premier's Health Service of the Year (Primary) and the Supporting LGBTIQ+ Health Service at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, cohealth's 1000 staff demonstrate courage, leadership, innovation, and agility in their commitment to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, faiths, and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role. Please click here to find out more.

About the role

The Senior Community Mental Health Worker is an integral part of the EIPSR team. The role is based at RMH Mental Health Services Waratah Clinic, Moonee Ponds and provides high level practice leadership and support to the EIPSR team on a day-to-day basis. The role will also drive onsite relationship between EIPSR and RMH Mental Health Services key clinicians.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Your duties include:

  • As a lead worker provide Wellbeing (Psychosocial) recovery support to clients of RMH Mental Health Services including co-ordination of supports (care coordination).
  • Provide day to day practice leadership and support to staff working in the local catchment area and across the team though informal coaching with team members, debriefing, reflection and sharing of expertise and knowledge
  • Support the team to develop their practice expertise in a range of areas including working with complexity, providing recovery-oriented support, care coordination, family-sensitive practice, trauma-informed care and coaching using the collaborative recovery model
  • Oversee the cohealth co-location at RMH Mental Health Services supporting the co-ordination of team activities and tasks to enable safe and efficient site operations

What cohealth offers:

  • Exciting Parental leave benefits
    • cohealth offers primary carers 14 weeks paid parental leave upon completion of only 6 months of continuous service
    • Eligible co-workers will continue to receive superannuation on unpaid parental leave as well
  • Salary packaging to suit you - tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation) alongside generous reward programs from our salary packaging providers. Find out more on salary packaging here: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Jobs-and-employment-types/Working-as-an-employee/Salary-sacrificing-for-employees/
  • Novated Leasing available
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values)

Our ideal candidate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or significant relevant experience
  • Proof of qualification to be sighted
  • Demonstrated skills and a minimum of two years' experience working in community health with clients who present with high levels complexity, vulnerability, and disadvantage.
  • Ability to work in a complex and changing internal and external environments with accountability to clients, teams, leadership and RMH Mental Health Services partners

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC), complete a Statutory Declaration, evidence of legal rights to work in Australia, and evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses). Additionally, some roles will also require current AHPRA registration and/or NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

Roles that are determined to be Risk Category A or B [staff that have direct and/or indirect contact with body substances and are at higher risk of occupational exposure to infections] will be required to provide evidence of immunisation assessment including Influenza prior to commencement [A] or within 12 weeks of commencement [B]. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.

Application Process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and Cover Letter. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received. This campaign will close on the mentioned date at 10.00 PM. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Justine English justine.english@cohealth.org.au


Applications Close: 17 Apr 2024