Mental Health Community Inclusion Worker
Job no: 508363
Work type: Part Time
Categories: Community Development
The Mental Health Community Inclusion Worker role would see you actively engaging with individuals who are currently housed through the program to identify, strengthen and develop their community and social inclusion, address and minimise factors that have led to episodes of homelessness and work alongside clinical and care teams to ensure that their housing circumstances are effectively managed and maintained.
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
The newly created Mental Health Community Inclusion Worker role will see you identifying and providing effective intervention strategies to ensure that housed individuals are engaged and included in social, community and therapeutic supports. The role will provide you an opportunity to use your collaborative skill set to create and deliver flexible and responsive individualised support to people who experience mental illness.
To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:
- A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level.
- Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma and have a diagnosed mental illness and multiple and complex needs.
- Well-developed communication skills, including written communication and computer literacy, and the capacity to fulfill reporting requirements of the program.
- The ability to develop and sustain partnerships and relationships with clients, families, and professionals in other organisations, with a range of age, gender and cultural groups.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues related to homelessness, mental health and factors that can impact on clients and their families.
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.
Detailed Position Description: Mental Health Community Inclusion Worker - North Central - September 2021.pdf
To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.
For further enquiries contact Stuart Wallbank on 0428 076 605.
Applications close Wednesday 6th October
Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.
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