Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science
Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
Full-time – 80 hours per fortnight, with ADO
Classification code – Community Development CL1A Year 1-4
Based at St Kilda Road Clinic
Alfred Mental and Addiction Health (AMAH) is responsible for the operation of area mental health services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.
This is an exciting position to work within the Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Service (HOPS). We are seeking a highly motivated and inspired Mental Health Support Worker who wants to make a difference to join our multidisciplinary team. The position is based at St Kilda Road Clinic. HOPS provides specialist psychiatric clinical services and intensive support for adult clients aged 25 -64 years who are experiencing mental illness and homelessness, itinerancy or are at risk of homelessness. A high proportion of HOPS clients have comorbid substance use disorders. You will be a member of the HOPS multidisciplinary team and work closely with other HOPS clinicians to assist with non-clinical tasks to support consumers with accessing housing & NDIS supports, attending appointments and increasing socialisation. There will be a focus on minimising harm, fostering rapport and supporting recovery goals and promoting health, wellbeing and social wellbeing.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Knowledge and skills in a broad range of recovery focused psychosocial interventions relevant for the service population who are difficult to engage and have complex needs including mental illness and homelessness.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound professional judgment and seek advice and consultation where appropriate.
Well-developed interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise, consult and negotiate with clients, families and carers, as well as a broad range of health professionals and community agencies.
A high performer, client focussed, motivated and enthusiastic.
A current driver’s licence is required to undertake this role.
Certificate IV in Mental Health or equivalent.
A current Working with Children’s Check is required for this role
A Police check will be required.
Experience working with clients with mental health issues who have comorbid substance use and are experiencing homelessness
Discount Health Insurance
Car Parking (subject to availability)
Onsite Gym (at the Alfred)
Child care services
If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Debbie Sulman or Larissa Berrell on 9076 9888.
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.