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Organisation : cohealth via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Health – General, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $40.01 Per hour + Super + Generous Non-For-Profit Salary Packaging

Application closing date : 15 Dec, 2019

About the role

Be an advocate for the vulnerable and be recognised for your skills. Help clients with complex needs access the best of the NDIS.


  • 30.4 hours Part Time (0.8 EFT)​
  • Fixed Term Position with possible extension


Do you possess a qualification in Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health, 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 to live independently and engage in services.


About the role

The NDIS and Community Mental Health Worker provides a service that aims to enhance quality of life, build life skills and ensure access to mental health, health and community services.

This role will specialise in supporting clients experiencing homelessness and mental illness to successfully navigate pathways into the National Disability Insurance Scheme, gather evidence for access request as well as fully preparing clients for their planning meetings via completion of a range of evaluation and planning tools.

The successful applicant will also maintain an individual caseload and work as part of a broader team in supporting Homeless Outreach Mental Health Service (HOMHS) clients daily. HOMHS workers utilise direct care engagement via the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM), underpinned by the principles of trauma informed care, family centred practice and culturally appropriate practice. Alongside the CRM, HOMHS staff practice alongside a clinical mental health case management framework.

Workers employ a flexible, individualised approach, working in consultation with clients to assess needs and develop client directed goals. Client choice and strengths are emphasised through care planning, to 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;
  • A sound understanding of supporting people to access NDIS.
  • 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
  • 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!

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.


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.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : cohealth via BigSplash

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.


How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

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



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