CatholicCare is looking for an experienced Mental Health Outreach Worker to join our Youth & Wellbeing Program. This is a full time contract Mental Health Outreach Worker role with competitive salary and benefits; working within a dynamic team. Contracted until October 2021, with possibility of extension dependent on funding.
The Youth and Well Being Program is an outreach mental health therapeutic service for young people in the ACT aged between 12-25 years who have a mental illness. The aim of this program is to build resilience and coping strategies in dealing with mental health issues and assist them to secure and sustain long term tenure through early intervention, collaborative engagement, service coordination, information/education, referral and advocacy.
The service operates across the whole of the ACT.
The Mental Health Outreach Worker provides support to young people experiencing mental distress using a therapeutic intervention framework and recovery oriented practice. This is an outreach position which requires effective time management and administration skills. You will be required to work with minimal supervision as an outreach worker, as well as working effectively within a small team.
What we offer
Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.
CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect and Excellence.
The ideal person we are looking for has:
To apply you must provide:
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.
Please download the selection criteria:Youth Wellbeing Position Description
Please send your applications to: Samantha Gill Email : Samantha.Gill@catholiccare.cg.org.au
Phone: 6163 7600
Closing Date: COB 15/01/2021
*Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn is committed to equal opportunity in employment, and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.