Here at Open Minds, our purpose is to enable an independent and positive future for all people living with mental illness and acquired brain injury related disability.
We offer a range of tailored support services with the client at the centre of everything we do. Our services include Supported Independent Living, Community Access, Support Coordination, Complex Care, Psychology, Counselling and more.
As we continue to grow and build out our service offering, we have an opportunity for two experienced Support Coordinators to support activities under the "Way Back Service" initiative, which is a non-clinical service, focused on providing practical psychosocial support to people experiencing a suicidal crisis or have recently attempted suicide.
- MH Social Worker with 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 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 mental illness or relevant significant distress
- Capacity to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment including being accountable for the effective delivery of post suicide attempt 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 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
- Familiar with and happy to work within the Gympie region
Based out of our Maroochydore hub, this position is linked to program funding and as such will be offered under a Maximum Term arrangement, with the expected end date to be 30 June 2022. Award level 4
If this sounds like the type of challenge and organisation you are looking for, then please apply and we will be in touch.