Family/ Carer Support Worker

Job posted: 20/04/2022
Applications close: 15/07/2022 (Midnight)
16 days remaining

16 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 26765

Reference: 26765

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Family Support Worker

  • Brief Intervention Team, Adult Mental Health

  • Part-time 0.5 EFT, with flexibility of work days and times

  • Generous Salary Packaging and Employee Benefits

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

The Family Support  Worker will provide high-quality psycho-social  family / carer support  services to people referred to the Brief Intervention Team. The position will promote the principles and practice of recovery, using the Collaborative Recovery Model, and effectively engage the person and their family / carers  in order to support their recovery towards their best hopes and preferred future. The position will focus on provision of family / carer focused service responses and will work in parallel with the clinical team suporting the consumer on their recovery journey. This is an exciting opportunity to utilise family work skills to provide support to family/ carers and improve individual and family functioning and outcomes.

About you

To be successful in this role you should possess:

  • A tertiary mental health or related qualification (Social Work, Welfare, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Disability Services, Community Development, Nursing or related discipline)

  • Demonstrated experience in the mental health field, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the mental health setting including experinece working with families

  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality care and ability to practice utilising the recovery approach in mental health

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with consumers and their families, and capacity to deal with a range of co-morbidity and complexity

  • Capacity to develop effective working relationships, collaborations and partnerships with a range of service providers

  • A sound working knowledge of and commitment to, working with diverse communities and providing services that are family and gender sensitive.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with people who have: attempted suicide/ have a dual diagnosis /have a  mental illness/ family violence/ child protection issues

  • Knowldge of family focused approaches such a single session family consultations, Let's talk about children intervention, family therapy and/ or family psychoeducation is desirable

  • A working knowledge of community-based and government organisations

  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislation relevant to clinical community mental health practice

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • A current Victorian driver’s licence is essential

  • A current Victorian Working with Children Check is required

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 including your booster, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Family/ Carer Support Worker

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Michele Orr - (03) 9871 3988
Lisa Gill - (03) 9895 4959

Family/ Carer Support Worker