Psychosocial Support Worker - HOPE

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 05/06/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health

Reference: 75764

Reference: 75764

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

HOPE Psychosocial Support Worker

  • Full time
  • Post Discharge Mental Health Support Program, close proximity to Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH)
  • Hospital outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement (HOPE)

The Hospital Outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program has been developed to provide support to individuals following a suicide attempt or after displaying serious suicide ideation, intent or planning in the RMH Mental Health Services (MHS) catchment area (City or Melbourne ad Moonee Valley).  HOPE will support clients for a period of up to 12 weeks, providing assertive and coordinated engagement via both outreach and clinic based therapeutic interventions within a collaborative clinical and non-clinical team.

Your new role:

  • The HOPE team is embedded within the Post Discharge Mental Health Support Program offered by RMH MHS. 
    • Hospital based referral as as well as expanded community referrals.
    • We are a small, supportive team who are passionate about supporting individuals and their families and carers following mental health crisis.

About you:

  • Contribute to a clinical team that will work collaboratively with consumers, carers and families to provide outreach assistance that aims to achieve their goals.
  • Demonstrate expertise in identifying suitable support agencies.
  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Relevant qualifications or experience.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to engage individuals or families through telephone, face to face or online meetings in an empathic manner.
  • Resilience, empathy, self-awareness, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Benefit of working with the Royal Melbourne Hospital mental Health Services:

  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

Alex Smith, Manager RMH Ambulatory Mental Health Services

(m) 0417 536 251 Alexandra.Smith@mh.org.au

Sheran Kay, Team Leader Post Discharge Mental Health Support Program

(m) 0438 126 213 Sheran.Kay@mh.org.au

Psychosocial Support Worker - HOPE

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Alexandra Smith - 0417536251
Sheran Kay - 0438126213

Psychosocial Support Worker - HOPE