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Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer

Community Mental Health Practitioner - Peer

  • Part Time fixed term until 30 June 2020

  • NFP Salary Packaging

  • Adelaide SA Location

 

About the Company

Mind Australia Limited is a leading community managed specialist mental health service provider. We have been supporting people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for 40 years.

About the role

The National Psychosocial Support (NPS) Measure will provide psychosocial support services to people experiencing severe mental illness resulting in reduced psychosocial functional capacity who are not eligible for assistance through the NDIS.

Peer support is an important part of Mind’s approach to recovery. The peer practitioner will utilise their lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to provide specialist services to clients, families and carers, in line with Mind’s Model of Recovery Oriented Practice and according to the values of Mind.

Duties include;

  • Utilise your own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to inform your work and the work of the team

  • Work with customers to enable them to live a meaningful life through supporting them through a staged approach to recovery

  • Support family and carer roles and facilitate, as appropriate, the re-engagement and maintenance of family and carer relationships

  • Make linkages and build relationships and referral pathways to maintain or create a range of local supports for customers

Skills & experience

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or other health related field as designated by Mind

  • Lived experience of mental ill health and recovery and the ability and willingness to use this to inform your work and the work of the team.

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to learn quickly and adapt to a changing environment and client needs

  • Have a positive attitude to the work

Culture

Mind Australia is committed to diversity and social inclusion. 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.

Benefits

  • Salary packaging

  • Supportive team environment

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Career & development opportunities

How to apply

If you are seeking a rewarding job and want to a make a difference, then we’d love to hear from you. To obtain a position description and apply online visit www.mindaustralia.org.au/work-us/jobs-mind  - reference number 11906. Online applications must be submitted by Sunday 21 April 2019.

Job position description

Job contact

Name: Brett Williams

Phone: 0497 333 613