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Community Mental Health Worker – Service Delivery

Community Mental Health Worker – Service Delivery

Multiple Positions Available
SACS Level 4 - Up to 1.0 FTE 
Maximum Term contract to June 30 2019 with likelihood of extension
Located at Skylight Wayville

Skylight programs deliver a range of recovery-oriented community mental health services by working alongside people experiencing mental illness, family and friends who support them, and the broader general South Australian community. Skylight develops programs with input from participants, to ensure responsive, effective services that build on strengths, increase resilience and improve mental health.

Services include individual support, carer programs, therapeutic groups, social and recreational activities, together with information, education, advice and referral. The Community Mental Health Worker may be involved in one or more of these services.

Under the general direction of a Team Leader or delegate, the Community Mental Health Worker will assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of high quality Skylight programs. The Community Mental Health Worker will contribute to a collaborative and flexible team culture, to build and maintain respectful and compassionate relationships with program participants. This will include working closely with community partner organisations and key stakeholders in a range of locations, including Skylight sites, community centres, local community settings, within people's homes and residential group accommodation.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Excellent skills in establishing relationships and environments that support individuals to identify and build on their strengths and capacities
  • Demonstrated experience in practicing according to National Standards for Mental Health Services
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, or capacity for quick learning and uptake of NDIS processes.
  • Excellent organisational skills including attention to detail. Highly effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent teamwork and “can do” attitude, with a willingness to take on new challenges.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, support and coach staff.
  • SAPOL National Police Clearance and DCSI Child-related Employment Screening.

Should you wish to acquire more detailed information about the position and Skylight, please contact Amy Brooks on amy@skylight.org.au or 8378 4100.

To be considered, please address the following questions in a maximum of one page, together with your cover letter and your resume:

  1. Describe the skills, knowledge and attributes you believe to be most important when delivering support services to participants who engage with Skylight.
  2. Please describe an example of when you have worked in a dynamic environment which required teamwork, administrative skills, agility and quick responses to clients’ needs.
  3. The Community Mental Health Worker is responsible for supporting and supervising Casual Support Workers. Please describe your experience with similar responsibilities, and what you consider is most important in this part of the role.

Skylight is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and values the experience and skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

To view the Job Description please click here.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged.

Applications to be sent to recruitment@skylight.org.au by 5pm Friday 26th April 2019

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