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Senior Community Mental Health Worker

Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (Sunshine)

Work Type : Part-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Mental Health

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 18 Dec, 2018

About the Role

  • 0.8 – 1.0 EFT + ADO (optional)
  • Fixed term until 30th June 2019
  • Based in Sunshine

Delivering the next generation of community mental health care excellence, cohealth Community Mental Health service comprises highly experienced teams, who work with clients who have the most difficulty accessing services. Our focus is on the most disadvantaged, underpinned by our understanding of the social determinants of health, informs our efforts to enable service delivery to the people who need it most.

About the role

Operating in a dynamic space, this role focuses on supporting clients in their mental health recovery and improving wellbeing. Successful applicant will also be responsible for successfully transitioning clients, into the National Disability Insurance Scheme as well as providing expertise and support to the local team, through this process.

What we offer

cohealth is a community based organisation with great aspirations. Our search is for like-minded people, passionate about the community and putting the client at the heart of all they do. The successful candidate will enjoy a range of staff benefits including family friendly organisation with the flexibility to suit your work-life balance, exceptional professional development and career opportunities, as well as salary packaging which can significantly increase your take home pay.

All about you

Hopefully you will have great enthusiasm and passion for the communities you engage with and you will bring this to your interactions with community and other professionals. You will thrive in a supportive culture founded on teamwork, integrity and social justice. Adaptable, capable of dealing with change and enjoy working within a team environment Complementing these personal characteristics your qualifications and skills for the role should consist of:

  • A sound understanding of the key issues affecting people with multiple and complex needs;
  • Experienced in comprehensive assessment and care planning;
  • Good understanding of the NDIS;
  • The ability to work well within a team, being both accountable for your own practice as well as driving accountability in other team members also; and
  • A lived experience of mental illness as a consumer, family member or carer will be highly regarded.

You will also get the unique chance to work for an organisation that is seeing the biggest change to the disability sector with the roll out of the NDIS. Take your career on a journey with Scope and work proactively with us to achieve our mission.

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

To be considered for the role, please provide your CV demonstrating your skills and experience, relevant to the position description.


Applications close on 18th December @ 10.00 pm


Interviews will be held on Thursday 20th December


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: Senior Community Mental Health Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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