Community Mental Health Worker

Location : Victoria (Werribee)

Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Work Type : Various

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 26-07-2018

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: www.cohealth.org.au

Apply for this Job

This position will be paid under the Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2013 - 2015, Class 1 (year dependent on skills and experience) SCHADS Level 4

To be considered for the role, you must provide a CV demonstrating your skills and experience relevant to the position description, along with a cover letter that answers these questions:

  • Why are you applying for this job? (Suggested word limit: 200 words)

  • What skills and experience do you bring to this role? (Suggested word limit: 300 words)

  • Can you describe a time when you completed a comprehensive assessment and care plan for a complex client? (Suggested word limit: 200 words)

  • What is your approach to communicating effectively to team members across sites and to external stakeholders? (Suggested word limit: 300 words)

  • Can you describe your experience working with diverse and vulnerable client groups including CALD and people experiencing mental illness? (Suggested word limit: 300 words)

Applications close on 26th July

Interviews are schedules on Thursday 2nd of August

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)

To apply for this job go to: www.cohealthcareers.org.au/Jobs/ & enter ref code: 4245953

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


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