Careers Current vacancies Mental Health Senior Mental Health Worker - Bundaberg & Fraser Coast (2 positions) Equality. Diversity. Inclusion. The opportunity: The key role functions for this position are to: Assist individuals experiencing mental distress and adversity through intensive and ongoing support Support people with moderate to severe mental illness who have been incarcerated to improve their transition back to community using a person-centred approach and a recovery oriented, capacity building framework. Work with individuals and their significant others in a planned, reliable manner to assist them to meet their individual needs and goals and review those goals on a regular basis in consultation with the consumer and relevant stakeholders Provide direct support to clients as identified through self-directed recovery plans facilitating access to recovery–focused and socially inclusive activities in the community. Provide intensive support for up to 12-months to assist individuals to achieve their personal recovery goals and address their psycho-social needs in partnership with their chosen support network including clinical and non-clinical services. Liaise with Bridge's suite of allied health, disability and drug and alcohol services to ensure effective, collaborative and timely service delivery and responses using "No Wrong door" practice principles. Respond quickly and effectively to consumers presenting with immediate and serious mental health issues, providing effective brief interventions and linking them in/referring to appropriate services Ensure collection of relevant data and maintain accurate records as prescribed in a timely and efficient manner Fulfill the accountability of this role in accordance with Bridges Health & Community Care's core values, policies and procedures and contractual obligations. About you: We seek staff who have: Demonstrated ability to communicate with clients and other stakeholders with dignity and respect Ability to work in diverse and challenging situations Understanding of the principles of privacy and confidentiality and duty of care Ability to assist clients connect with other appropriate community resources Ability to implement and facilitate planned activities to promote independence Demonstrated oral and written communication, and organisational skills Strong computer and reporting skills Knowledge and understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and access process for client group Ability to and work effectively as a member of a team and autonomously Display commitment to evidence-based practice, continuous quality improvement, training and professional development Selection criteria: Relevant tertiary qualifications in health, social, or behavioural science fields e.g. psychology, social work, preferred. Experienced Mental health staff (diploma trained) will also be considered on merit Knowledge and experience in working with people experiencing distress and adversity due to mental ill health and complex needs using principles of recovery, person-centred and self-directed skill building. Knowledge and experience in working with offenders. and the associated challenges. Ability to work in a correctional centre to assist offenders prior to-release. Contemporary, evidence-based skills, including suicide interventions, therapeutic tools and strength-abased recovery planning The ability to communicate clearly, professionally and respectfully with consumers, families, colleagues, other agency personnel and external stakeholders; Excellent data entry skills and refined writing skills Demonstrated computer skills, with intermediate to advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office applications, use of smart phones or similar mobile devices. Current senior first aid certificate, or willingness to obtain Current Qld. open driver's licence It is a Bridges requirement to obtain the following licences before commencement: *Blue Card for working with children and young people Yellow Card Exemption, and/or NDIS Worker Screening Card Current Queensland Driver's Licence (open) The right to work in Australia *Bridges can assist with these applications. Conditions apply. To learn more about this unique opportunity, email [email protected] or call our head office on 1300 707 655 for further details. We look forward to hearing from you.