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Mental Health Support Worker

Our Family Mental Health Support Service provides early intervention support to children and young people aged 9 to 14 years old who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing, mental illness, to improve their wellbeing enabling them to better participate in their communities and reach their full potential.

Your new role:

As a Mental Health Case Coordinator, you will work with young person to develop healthy coping mechanisms, instill emotional strategies to manage behaviour and make suitable referrals.

You will promote a culture where each young person’s point of view and preferences for recovery are recognised, respected and understood. An important part of this is building bridges between the young person and their community including school, medical services and psychological services.

You may also co-facilitate group work for example Tune into Teams, iRespect (male DV group), Loves Bites, and Drumming.

Terms: Permanent part-time role based in East Maitland

Some of the benefits we offer

  • We support you to work flexibly; from home, other hubs or flexible hours 
  • We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
  • Self care is important; Monthly accrued day off & purchase additional leave
  • Pay; above award rates (enterprise agreement) & salary packaging/sacrifice
  • Novated leases & pool cars available

What you need to succeed?

As an experienced Mental Health Support Worker, Case Manager, Social Worker or Psychologist you will have

  • Understanding of complex trauma and its impact on child development & wellbeing
  • Holistic person centred, strengths based approach to achieve lasting change 
  • Capacity to work automously; juggle competing demands, your time and problem solve on the fly
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community
  • A relevant tertiary (degree) qualification and current driver’s license

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Robyn O'Dell on 0447 539 735 to discuss the role in more detail. Closing date 4 November 2019.

Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.

Position Profile

We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).