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Community Mental Health Worker - Murraylands

Community Mental Health Worker, Service Delivery - Murraylands

Closes 9am Thursday 27th June 2019
SACS Level 4 (0.6 fte)

Skylight is looking to recruit a Community Mental Health Worker in the Murraylands. This role will assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of high quality Skylight programs.  

This is a Maximum Term contract until 30 June 2021.

Skylight programs deliver a range of recovery-oriented community mental health services by working alongside people experiencing mental illness, family and friends who support them, and the broader general South Australian community. Skylight develops programs with input from participants, to ensure responsive, effective services that build on strengths, increase resilience and improve mental health.

Services include individual support, carer programs, therapeutic groups, social and recreational activities, together with information, education, advice and referral. The Community Mental Health Worker may be involved in one or more of these services.

Under the general direction of a Team Leader or delegate, the Community Mental Health Worker will assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of high quality Skylight programs. The Community Mental Health Worker will contribute to a collaborative and flexible team culture, to build and maintain respectful and compassionate relationships with program participants. This will include working closely with community partner organisations and key stakeholders in a range of locations, including Skylight sites, community centres, local community settings, within people's homes and residential group accommodation.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Excellent skills in establishing relationships and environments that support individuals to identify and build on their strengths and capacities
  • Demonstrated experience in practicing according to National Standards for Mental Health Services
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, or capacity for quick learning and uptake of NDIS processes.
  • Excellent organisational skills including attention to detail. Highly effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent teamwork and “can do” attitude, with a willingness to take on new challenges.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, support and coach staff.
  • SAPOL National Police Clearance and DCSI Child-related Employment Screening.

We would like to hear from applicants able to meet the skills, knowledge and experience required. Please distribute through your teams and networks.

Should you wish to acquire more detailed information about the position and Skylight, please contact Kay D’Angelo on kayd@skylight.org.au or 0488 102 095

To view the job description, please click here.

To be considered, please address the following 3 questions in a maximum of one page, together with your cover letter and your resume:

  1. Using a (de-identified) example from previous work, please describe the skills, knowledge and attributes you believe to be most important when delivering support services to participants who engage with Skylight.
  2. Describe a previous role where you were required to employ high levels of initiative working relatively autonomously. How did you remain focussed yet still connected to the rest of the team? What challenges did you face and how did you deal with those challenges?
  3. The Community Mental Health Worker is responsible for supporting and supervising Casual Support Workers. Please describe your experience with similar responsibilities, and what you consider is most important in this part of the role.

Skylight is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and values the experience and skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


Applications to be sent to recruitment@skylight.org.au

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