Our Rural Family Mental Health Support Service provides early intervention support to young people 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 Practitioner, you will work with young people to develop healthy coping mechanisms through strength based approaches, 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, Drum Beat, Rock and Water, Deadly Thinking etc.
Terms: Maximum term full-time role based in Parkes
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 Practitioner, 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 autonomously in a rural and remote team; 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 Kylie Manners or 0401 673 747 or Scott Turnbull on 0408 939 682 to discuss the role in more detail.
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).