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Community Mental Health Practitioner

MIND - East Toowoomba, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Work in a recovery orientated Residential Care program that supports clients with mental ill health
  • Fixed term 6 month role | Part time 4 days/week
  • Toowoomba 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 Community Care Units (CCU) program provides intensive treatment and recovery support in a residential setting for up to two years to help people stabilise their mental health and gain necessary skills to move back into the community. Providing one-to-one peer support and group peer-led activities the service focuses on the development of client’s social and daily living skills and building confidence to live independently.

We have a full time, fixed term 6 month Maternity Leave opportunity for a motivated Community Mental Health Practitioner in our 24 hour, 7 day a week CCU in Toowoomba. You will deliver high quality recovery oriented, direct psycho-social support and case work to clients, their families and carers using Mind’s Model of Recovery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to individual clients in a residential setting.
  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitating positive educational and social experiences.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and with a range of services, and the community, to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
  • Plan and deliver group programs that aid clients to build their skills and focus on recovery.

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 who have complex needs and experienced interacting with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with agencies, clinical providers and key stakeholders.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.

Benefits

  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Generous annual leave loading benefits.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.

Interested?

To obtain a position description and apply online visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 14272. Online applications must be submitted by 11pm Sunday 2 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.