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Mental Health Outreach Worker - Inner Melbourne Connections


Reference: 4654208

Part-time 0.9EFT

Fixed term for 12 months

Newly created position

Working across our CBD and Fitzroy sites



We're delighted that you're taking an interest in working for cohealth. We pride ourselves on being an enriching and rewarding place to work. You care for our clients and we care for you, by investing in your development and wellbeing. You'll have access to training and development that supports you in your role.

  • Keep your work-life balance in check with the flexibility of part-time hours
  • Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities
  • Generous salary packaging options where eligible which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay


The Inner Melbourne Connections Program (IMCP) is a newly established pilot program, a partnership with Melbourne City Mission. Providing psychosocial and health supports to people who are significantly affected by mental health issues and experiences of homelessness but who are not eligible for support through the NDIS. Providing assertive outreach activities and on site drop in supports, to identify and engage potential clients. Individual case work and planning will then be used to develop packages of care that will identify recovery focused goals, address key health and housing concerns, and identify key barriers clients may be facing in achieving their goals.


About the Role

This newly created position is diverse, where no two days are the same. You will provide a service that aims to enhance the quality of life, build life skills and ensure access to both community mental health and broader health and community services. focusing on client service delivery through facilitative and direct care engagement using CRM, underpinned by the principles of trauma informed care, family centred practice and culturally appropriate practice. Providing a flexible, individualised approach, working in consultation with clients to access needs and develop a range of client directed goals. Care plans and packages offered promote choice, acknowledge individual strengths and facilitate inclusion within the community.


All about you

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, be an excellent communicator, maintain confidentiality, with self-awareness and the ability to self-regulate during difficult situation, as well as;

  • Hold a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in the housing, mental health, disability or welfare sectors;
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking, supporting and coordinating assertive outreach and group activities;
  • A sound understanding of the key issues affecting people with multiple and complex needs including mental illness, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues, health and safety issues and social connection;
  • Understanding of trauma and client-centred models of care; and
  • Hold a valid Victorian driver's licence.


If this is you, then here at cohealth, we have an opportunity that will challenge you, motivate you and revitalise your passion for healthcare.


Additional information can be obtained by viewing the attached position description

Applications close on 28th April @ 10.00pm


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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)