Community Mental Health Engagement Worker - Portland (As per advertisement)

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Portland

Job type: Part time

Organisation: South West Healthcare

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/1651884

Reference: VG/1651884

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: South West Region | Portland

Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is seeking newly graduated Registered and Enrolled 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 our new purpose built mental health facility in Portland's health service precinct. See more about the recent opening of the 1.94M facility here: https://southwesthealthcare.com.au/its-a-great-day-for-our-portland-community/

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.

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.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit: https://www.visitportland.com.au/

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 21 August 2022. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 with the applicable classification.

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

Community Mental Health Engagement Worker - Portland (As per advertisement)

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

As per advertisement


Leanne Blain (Associate Director Mental Health) | Phone: 03 55936021 Email: leblain@swh.net.au

Community Mental Health Engagement Worker - Portland (As per advertisement)