Community Mental Health Engagement Worker - Portland

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Portland Victoria is only an 80 minute drive from Warrnambool and is home to unspoiled beaches, river and offshore fishing, whale watching and the start of The Great South Walking trail. Portland is located on the far south-west coast of Victoria, mid-way between Port Fairy and the small town of Nelson which is adjacent to the state border with South Australia. The $1.94 million Portland Campus adjacent to Portland’s healthcare precinct has been purpose built to provide the community with a service that is flexible, responsive and accessible to all.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Portland
Reference: VG/1621156
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2022
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Mental Health Community Health Eengagement Worker.pdf (PDF, 233KB)


Contact: Fred Nittsjo
fnittsjo@swh.net.au

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking newly graduated nurses, social workers and occupational therapists to join our Community Mental Health services.  This newly funded role will provide a pathway for newly graduated health professionals to transition into ongoing clinical work, through supporting experienced clinicians in their therapeutic work.

The Community Mental Health Engagement Worker will help to improve outcomes for consumers of our mental health services by providing improved access and assisting consumers and their families and carers to navigate the mental health system and enable access to other services.

This role is a part-time, seven-day per fortnight fixed term position for 18 months, based in the Portland Adult Mental Health Service.

What you bring

As a newly graduated Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, you will have an interest in a mental health career pathway, as well as strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to maintaining professional confidentiality and remaining customer focused at all times.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: http://www.warrnambool.com/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 3 July 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 or and the applicable classification under the Allied Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website, please email: humanresources@swh.net.au


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