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Mental Health Support Worker - ACT

Job description

About BRC Recruitment

We are a leading Health and Social Care recruitment agency assisting specialist support professionals into jobs in the healthcare, not for profit and government sector for permanent, contract and casual employment throughout Australia.

The Role

BRC is seeking passionate and experienced Mental Health Support Workers to join our established casual pool. The role will provide support adults and children with a mental health conditions both in their home and in the community across multiple locations in NSW.

A mental health support worker is responsible for providing care and support to clients with a range of complex needs. A key focus of the role is to promote independence and skill building that is appropriate for the client's abilities. Other duties include administering medication, meal preparation, community access and to support individuals who have complex behavioural needs.

A mental health support worker will contribute to the wider wellbeing of the individuals that they support. This will be achieved by providing accurate and detailed shift reports, incident reports and progress notes and working collaboratively with the wider care team. Also, the disability support worker will contribute to the health, safety, and hygiene of the physical environment.

Essential Requirements

Certificate IV in Mental Health, or similar discipline

Experience and understanding:

  • A minimum of 6 months paid experience in a Supported Independent Living or Day Option setting
  • An understanding of a range of different mental health conditions and how they may affect the individual
  • Experience supporting individuals with reduced mobility
  • Experience administering medication
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex and challenging behaviors
  • Understanding of professional boundaries
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Certificates and licenses:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Willingness to undergo a police check
  • Unrestricted NSW Driver's License
  • Provide First Aid Certificate HLTAID003 less than 3 years old
  • Provide CPR HLTAID001 less than 12 months old
  • Mental health first aid and ASSIST training desirable

Reward and Recognition:

  • Flexible hours across 7 days
  • Above award remuneration, starting at $36.63 + Super
  • Opportunity to work with several leading organisation

Due to the high volume of responses only successful candidates will be contacted, thank you for your understanding.

Job title: Mental Health Support Worker - ACT
Contract type: Casual
Location: Other Locations
Industry: Mental Health
Salary: AU$36.63 - AU$60 per annum
Job expiry: 2021-05-12
Reference: 7296J2021133649_1618189425
Contact name: BRC Recruitment
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