Job Position: Mental Health Worker – Your LINC
Expected salary: $41.52 per hour
Location: South Australia
Mental Health Worker – Your LINC Job Details:
Your LINC is a two-tier mental health outreach service that supports individuals experiencing mental health challenges and distress. Your LINC is delivered in the Southern, Northern and Central Local Health Network regions.
Mental Health Workers work with people, and their families/carers where appropriate providing person-centred psychosocial support including goal setting, exit planning, and application and transition to NDIS services.
Tier 1 (6 weeks) – Intensive Crisis Support – provision of flexible high intensity case management support. The key outcomes are reduced levels of distress/increased wellbeing via addressing immediate stressors and crises, and supported transition and exit with step-down provision and warm referrals to services as appropriate.
Tier 2 (4 – 12 month) – Non-acute Psychosocial Support – provision of a moderate intensity case management approach to support people to build independence, connect with natural and community supports, and improve people’s quality of life over a period of 4 months. Tier 2 clients who are likely to be eligible for the NDIS will be supported to test their eligibility, apply for access, and supported through planning and plan implementation to successfully transition out to NDIS services. An extension may be applied for up to a total of 12 months for NDIS applications and exceptional circumstances. The key outcomes are wellbeing via participation in recovery oriented and strengths-based social/recreational/vocational activities, and supported transition and exit to NDIS and services as appropriate.
The Mental Health Worker position will be located in Pt Adelaide (Central), Elizabeth (Northern), and Noarlunga (Southern).
This position is funded on a fixed-term opportunity until 30 June 2027.
What you need to bring
- Certificate 4 level qualification in Mental Health (non-clinical) or equivalent qualification.
- Experience and expertise in working directly with people with mental health issues, complex needs, and with their families and carers.
- Proven ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise to meet client service delivery requirements.
- Demonstrated experience in documenting client case notes and working with electronic data bases.
- Demonstrated understanding of available community services, networks and supports.
- Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS eligibility, application, and transition processes.
- Great interpersonal and listening skills to build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Demonstrated experience working with the recovery framework and taking a trauma informed approach to practice.
- Ability to make sound decisions under pressure and de-escalate crises.
- Valid Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check.
- Degree in relevant Human Services discipline.
- Experience using Penelope electronic client management system.
- Flexibility is essential in this role – some work outside of standard hours may be required.
- Willingness to take part in Centacare’s fleet car program or grey fleet your personal vehicle.
What’s in it for you
- Competitive remuneration SCHADS Level 4, $41.52 per hour + Super
- 6 weeks parental leave for primary carer and 2 weeks for secondary carer
- Generous salary packaging options available.
- Discounted Health Insurance with BUPA.
- Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Ability to participate in a range of quality and special interest forums
- Quality accredited and reputable organisation
Who we are
Each year, we support more than 30,000 people through community services in metropolitan and regional South Australia, operating within a strong ethical framework. We are client focused and provide support regardless of race, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief or ethnic background. Centacare is a Child Safe, Quality Accredited Organisation and is a registered NDIS provider. We value the uniqueness of individuals, we consult, collaborate and operate with integrity and professionalism. Centacare is committed to cultivating a harmonious workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Equal opportunity principles align with our mission, vision and values. We believe that treating our workers fairly has a positive impact on our clients and maintains our reputation as a great place to work.
To learn more about us, click on the video Centacare Catholic Family Services – Our Story
How to Apply
If you have a passion for supporting people with their mental health recovery and wellbeing, please submit your application for consideration. Your application should include a cover letter and resume as one document outlining your qualifications, experience, and how you meet the requirements of the role. Please ensure you address which location (North, South or Central) you are applying for in your application.
To access the position description or submit your application click on the ‘Apply’ button.
Applications close 5:00pm on Wednesday, 21 February 2024.
To know more about this position in confidence please contact Kim Formosa, Executive Manager, on 8215 6700.
Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
With respect, no agencies please.