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Community Mental Health Worker

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Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Location : Victoria (Werribee)

Work Type : Various

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 26 Jul, 2018

About the Role

  • Two positions available
  • 0.8EFT or 1EFT + ADO (Negotiable)
  • Fixed term until March 2019
  • South West – Wyndham/Hobsons Bay – Located at our Werribee site


Operating in a dynamic space, focusing on successfully transitioning clients into the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Successful applicants will be responsible for developing care plans and completing evaluation tools which will support clients to maximise their supports in the new mental health world.

In exchange for your hard work, you’ll be well rewarded, enjoying a range of staff benefits. You’ll enjoy the flexibility of part-time hours (if you so choose), we appreciate the importance of a healthy work-life balance! Access to professional support and career development opportunities. Not for Profit ‘Salary Sacrificing’ benefits on top of your salary, which can significantly increase your take home pay. And most of all, you’ll appreciate the fact that you’re now making a positive difference to society on an even bigger scale, by joining cohealth.

Our Community Mental Health Workers provide services that aim to enhance quality of life, build life skills and ensure access to both community mental health and broader health and community services. With a focus on client service delivery through facilitative and direct care engagement using Collaborative Recovery Model and Recovery Star tools, underpinned by the principles of trauma informed care, family centred practice and culturally appropriate practice. Our workers employ a flexible, individualised approach, working in consultation with clients to assess needs and develop a range of client directed goals. Care plans and activities offered promote choice, acknowledge individual strengths and facilitate inclusion within the community.


About you

Are you often praised for your decision making and negotiation skills, plus take pride in your highly developed interpersonal skills? Ideally your experience and qualifications for the role should include:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant sector and/or commensurate experience in a related area;
  • Sound understanding of the key issues affecting people with multiple and complex needs including mental illness, alcohol and other drug issues, housing insecurity, health and safety issues and social connection;
  • Analytically thinking, with proven problem-solving skills and crisis intervention;
  • Professional and respectful, with the ability to work as part of a team and autonomously;
  • Appropriate IT skills and experience with electronic client-management systems, plus can adapt to new systems quickly; and
  • A current driver’s license


If you are a hard-working, reliable individual who enjoys interacting with the community and genuinely making a difference, please apply!

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : cohealth via BigSplash

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

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Please quote in application: Community Mental Health Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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