IMPACT Community Services Limited (IMPACT) is a high profile, community owned organisation supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised members of our community. Since 1978, we have been supporting local people experiencing disadvantage, poverty and exclusion. Our vision is to improve lives. IMPACT is also a Child Safe Organisation committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
The purpose of the Local Partner program is to increase the participation of socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in the Bundaberg region, by providing continued support to former participants of the Cashless Debit Card including those who have volunteered for the Income Management Card. We have 3 x full-time positions available through to 30 June 2024.
The Mental Health Worker role is designed to:
Meet the identified needs of the local Bundaberg Community
Assist people to navigate service systems thorough information and referral linkages.
Raise awareness around digital safety and literacy.
Increase social, mental, and emotional wellbeing connections.
What are we looking for ...
Relevant mental health, community, or support qualification (Minimum Certificate 4)
Relevant life experience and/or a demonstrated understanding of and ability to practice strength based recovery and trauma informed approaches when working with individuals
Experience working with people with a mental health concern
Knowledge and understanding of the stresses on vulnerable individuals and the range of risks which impact on individual outcomes
Extensive knowledge of local support services and referral pathways
Knowledge of and a commitment to early intervention as a strategy to optimise outcomes
Experience organising events and delivery of training
Experience facilitating group training/forums
Demonstrated computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
High level written and oral communication skills
Excellent time management skills
Our offer to you?
9 day fortnight so enjoy a long weekend every second week
Salary packaging up to $18,500 per year to increase your take home pay
Birthday bonus day off
Paid 2 hours per month to donate to a worthy cause of your choice
Opportunities for advancement with our 'grow your own' approach
Professional development by participating in internal and external training
Reimbursement of Working With Children and NDIS screening cards
Submit your application today Via SEEK and provide your:
Cover letter and Resume outlining experience in;
Providing opportunities for individuals experiencing social and economic disadvantage to develop life skills
Develop strength based wellness/recovery plans
Have or have the ability to develop working relationships with other services/supports in the community
IMPACT welcomes all applications, including from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental health concerns and recovery, a disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
We believe that diversity in our workplace makes us stronger and we provide equal opportunity to all. IMPACT is proud to be an INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER 2022-2023 with the Diversity Council Australia. Selection for all vacancies is made on the basis of merit.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain background checks prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, an NDIS Worker Screening clearance and proof of Covid-19 vaccinations.
Your application will include the following questions:
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
Do you have a current NDIS Worker Screening Check?
How many years' experience do you have as a Mental Health Support Worker?