Established in 1912, Open Minds is a leading independent not-for-profit organisation and registered NDIS provider. Open Minds works to enhance mental health and wellbeing through tailored supports to people living with mental illness, disability and employment.
Our Purpose is ‘enabling an independent and positive future’ for people with mental illness and disabilities.
Our values, which our employees need to demonstrate every day are:
- We work together and empower people to succeed
- We act with humility and value curiosity
- We are trustworthy and act with integrity.
The “chime” service is an integrated model that demonstrates the pillars of the personal recovery, evidence based service approaches, increasing community connectedness and building community capability for people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs and their families.
Education and qualifications
- Professional degree or Cert IV (MH or related) and significant relevant experience working within the health, community or social service sector is essential.
- Hold and maintain a current Working with Children and Positive Disability Screening check relevant to the State or Territory you work in and in line with the relevant legislation.
- Open C class driver’s licence;
Essential skills, knowledge and experience
- Previous experience in working in a team in mental health services and/or disability setting with experience in working in Complex Case Management & crisis response is essential.
- Experienced & passionate about working in a team committed to making a positive change in the lives of people with severe and persistent mental illness.
- Capacity to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment including being accountable for the effective delivery of chime services and above average organisational skills.
- Highly developed communication (including written), negotiation & conflict resolution skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage with both the people with severe and persistent mental illness (and their families) and the service providers and community that surround them.
- Demonstrated skills in developing individual support plans and risk management plans
Desired skills, knowledge and experience
- Understanding of Disability Services Act (Qld 2006), Mental Health Act (2016) and Human Services Quality Framework;
- Demonstrated ability to professionally engage, liaise and network with stakeholders, build community relationships, and facilitate engagement with other service providers
Willingness to support complex clients with a range of mental health issues