Published November 26, 2019
Last Modified November 27, 2019
Grampians Community Health
Location
70-72 Hamilton Street, Australia
Job Type
Category
Catchment
Suburb
Horsham
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
December 16, 2019

Job Description

The Mental Health Support Worker will manage a case load and will support clients to achieve their recovery goals through individual support and group programs, working in collaboration with other Grampians Community Health programs and external psychosocial providers.

You can be more than part of your community - be someone making a difference for people in your community

Grampians Community Health offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and is seeking qualified and experienced professionals looking for a rewarding career, who are passionate about their work and committed to improving the lives of members of the community

Grampians Community Health has generous salary packaging in addition to salary and access to ATO Remote Housing Allowance (for eligible place of residence). Salary packaging is an Australian Taxation Office approved means of restructuring your salary to reduce your taxation

All Grampians Community Health employees are required to hold a:

  • Current National Police Check (no more than 3 months old from date of issue)
  • Working with Children Check

How to apply for a position

Note: applications that do not address the key selection criteria will not be considered for interview

To be considered for an interview all applications must include:

  • A written letter of application
  • Separately addressed key selection criteria
  • Current resume
  • Current referee list (including relationship to referee)

Completed applications for vacancies must be forwarded by 12pm of the closing date to: employment@gch.org.au

Or forwarded by mail headed with the vacancy title to: Employment, Grampians Community Health, 8-22 Patrick Street, Stawell VIC 3380

Key Selection Criteria

Qualifications

Essential

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant human services discipline

Desirable

  • Solid understanding of the disability sector
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Sound understanding of the strength based recovery framework and ability to implement

Demonstrated skills, experience and/or understanding of:

  • Strong commitment to the rights and needs of individuals with mental illness, their families and carers.
  • Demonstrated case management experience working with individuals who experience mental illness, disability or people facing disadvantage or adversity, in a strength based recovery focused model of service delivery.
  • Demonstrated understanding of psychosocial impacts on the lives of people living with mental illness.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and facilitating group programs.
  • Comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of a strength-based recovery orientation.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and collaborating with a number of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with well-developed administrative and organisational skills to effectively manage high volumes of work and determine priorities, meet targets and deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Well-developed organisational skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of computer software, including Microsoft Office and the Internet.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills that enable effective and appropriate communication with a broad range of people at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to positive workplace cultural and practices.

 Licences and registrations

  • Current Victorian driver licence
  • Current National police check (less than 3 months old)
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Disability Worker Exclusion check