Mental Health Support Worker
·Full-time, Monday to Friday
·Fixed Term Contract (9 months)
·Community Development CL1A Year 1-4
·Victorian Psychiatric Services Certified Agreement
Alfred Mental & Addiction Health (AMAH) is the Area Mental Health Service responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne. Services are provided by a number of teams located at the Alfred Hospital (Commercial Road, Prahran) and at St Kilda Road Clinic in St. Kilda, Alma Road CCU in St. Kilda, the Child & Adolescent Service currently located in Moorabbin and Aged Psychiatry based at Caulfield Hospital. AMAH Adult services comprise 3 Programs; Acute Program- Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Units, Emergency and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry- Triage, CATT, Emergency Dept and CL and Community Psychiatry.
This is a great opportunity for experienced mental health Support Workers to join our clinical Community Mental Health Team at St Kilda Road Clinic.
St Kilda Road Clinic is home to a number of specialist services including Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT), Mobile Support and Treatment Team (MSTS), Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Team (HOPS), Physical Health Team and Southcity Clinic Addiction Medicine Service.
You will be valued team members working as part of our CMHT multidisciplinary team in providing holistic community mental health treatment and support to clients. Our team comprises; Psychiatrists, Psychiatry Registrars, Mental Health Nurses, Engagement Workers, Peer Workers, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists.
Working alongside clinicians, you will use your skills to support client engagement and service delivery activities, both clinic based and on outreach. You will have access to exceptional orientation, professional development and support as well as opportunities to participate in group work, stakeholder liaison and recovery planning.
You will have a Cert 4 in Mental Health (or equivalent) and be motivated and passionate about furthering your career in mental health, through supporting consumers and their families in delivering high quality multidisciplinary community mental health care.
QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE + SKILLS REQUIRED:
·Certificate 4 in Mental Health (or equivalent)
·Assisting consumers to attend appointments
·Support stable clients with set up & use of technology to support Telehealth reviews
·Support the philosophy of collaborative, coordinated and integrated care
·Ensure organisational policies and procedures are followed by staff and that clinical standards are constantly monitored and met
·Maintain an understanding of individual responsibility for patient safety, quality & risk and contribute to organisational quality and safety initiatives
·Motivated to further career in mental health, through supporting consumers and their families in delivering high quality multidisciplinary community health care
·Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
·Access to exceptional Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance
For further enquires please contact Valerie Grueva (Nurse Manager) or Stephen Bouy (Mental Health Support Worker) on (03) 9076 9888.