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Clinical & Therapeutic Mental Health Workers

Job No: 115530
Location: Swan Hill

  • Are you a Social Worker or Registered Nurse with Mental Health experience, looking for a role that will help you make a real difference?
  • Join a growing Aboriginal Community Controlled Corporation with a long history of delivering sustainable, grassroots services to the community!
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $80,000 plus super and a range of benefits including 17.5% leave loading, additional personal leave, and salary packaging!

About the Organisation

Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS), a pioneering community-controlled indigenous community service, has a history of growth and innovation. They were founded in the early 80's with two workers in a single room providing health services, including drug and alcohol counselling, while a Koori playgroup next door offered respite and social connection for parents of small children. The organisation is now recognised as a leader in Koori services, with over 200 staff delivering innovative, holistic, person-centred programs. Fuelled by their desire to see change in their community, its leaders identify community issues, design solutions and work in partnership with other welfare providers and government agencies.

MDAS' expanding suite of programs include a family group home, a safe place for kids to escape trouble, and an increasingly comprehensive health service. Their vision is to see generations of vibrant, healthy and strong Aboriginal communities.

About the Opportunity

Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) is looking for multiple Mental Health Workers to join their dedicated Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) team, based in Swan Hill, VIC.

Reporting to the SEWB Team Leader, you will be responsible for providing services to clients (ages 12 and up) with Mental Health issues, in order to improve health outcomes for the client and family.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing professional and confidential counselling services to facilitate healing and improvements in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Providing case management strategies for clients being assessed or receiving counselling or therapy;
  • Working collaboratively with members of the SEWB team and other relevant MDAS programs, to promote the wellbeing and recovery of clients;
  • Assisting with and supporting any internal or external evaluations of the program; and
  • Delivering all services in a manner that is consistent with professional standards, ethical principles and the code of conduct.

About You

To be successful in this role you will need to either hold qualifications in Social Work or be a qualified Registered Nurse with AHPRA registration and mental health experience. An understanding of Aboriginal health issues, as well as the ability to effectively communicate, consult, liaise and negotiate with a broad range of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal stakeholders will be essential.

You will be an organised, proactive professional with the demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team. In addition, you will also have excellent problem solving and organisational skills.

Crucial to your success will be demonstrated experience in delivering direct and comprehensive mental health assessment and case management services, plus an understanding of current and relevant policies, legislation, programs and practices.

Please note: You will need to have, or be willing to obtain, a current Driver's License, Working with Children Check, and Police Check. 

About the Benefits

If you're a motivated individual looking to take on a rewarding challenge where you can really make a difference - this is the opportunity for you!

In return for your hard work and dedication, the successful candidate will enjoy an attractive remuneration circa $80,000+ (negotiable based on your skills and experience) PLUS super and a range of benefits including:

  • Salary packaging;
  • Paid early finish on Fridays
  • 4 weeks annual leave, with 17.5% leave loading;
  • Education and career development opportunities;
  • Biannual social & emotional well-being forums;
  • Travel allowance; and
  • 10 wellbeing days a year.

Furthermore, you will be welcomed into a supportive and welcoming team that will listen to and value your ideas. This is an opportunity to advance your career with an established and highly respected community organisation, where you will have a direct and positive impact on the community.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge whilst making a positive difference - Apply Now!

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