Community Mental Health Worker

Location : Melbourne (Kensington)

Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 21 Aug, 2018

About the Role

  • 1EFT + ADO, fixed term until 30th June 2019
  • Based in Kensington
  • Generous Not for Profit salary packaging options, which can significantly increase the value of take-home pay


Do you possess a qualification in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Welfare Work, Psychology, Community Development, equivalent/relevant training or commensurate experience? If so, you’re the individual we’re searching for!

Operating within this dynamic space, focusing on successfully transitioning clients into the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The successful applicant will be responsible for working with clients to develop care plans and completing evaluation tools which will assist them to maximise their supports in the new mental health world.


Benefits & Culture

We believe in developing our people, to assist in driving continuous improvement within the organisation. At the same time, we’re dedicated to creating a working culture where staff members can flourish. We work hard to ensure that all our positions are challenging and rewarding, where you can utilise and further develop your skills to truly make a difference.


About the role

At cohealth we provide a service that aims 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.

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

You possess well-developed communication skills you liaise comfortably with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You are an apt problem solver, capable of troubleshooting on your feet. To be suitable for this position, you will possess;

  • A 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;
  • Professional and respectful, with the ability to work as part of a team and autonomously;
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse focus – this is sensitivity to, and understanding of, the needs of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds as well as people of different gender and ages;
  • Appropriate IT skills and experience with electronic client-management systems; and
  • A Hold a current driver’s license.


If you have the passion, dedication and drive to make a difference in achieving high quality care with demonstrated success in working with clients with complex psychosocial issues then capitalise on this great opportunity, apply today!

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : cohealth via BigSplash

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

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 - Social Work Class 1 Year 7, (SCHADS Level 4)

To be considered for the role, you must address the Key Selection Criteria (with clear headings) within your cover letter. The Key Selection Criteria can be found in the attached Position Description.

Applications close on 21st August @ 10.00pm

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)

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


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