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Community Mental Health Engagement Worker

Bendigo Health - Bendigo, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Full Job Description
Work in an environment that offers:
Excellent clinical exposure across a range of specialties
A supportive working environment
An opportunity to work with a leading regional health service

The Position

Position Title: Community Mental Health Engagement Worker
Department: Bendigo Adult Community Mental Health
Classification: Dependant on qualification
Salary per hour (exc. super): As per EBA
Hours per fortnight: 80
Employment Status: 12 months fixed term contract

Bendigo Health

Our 700 bed state of the art hospital was built in 2017. We are a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. We have all of the latest technologies allowing our 4500 staff to deliver Excellent Care to Every Person, Every Time. Our teams are friendly and we offer a supportive working environment for career progression. Remuneration is in accordance with Victorian Public Health Enterprise Agreements and generous salary packaging arrangements are offered to all staff.

The Division

The Clinical Operations Division encompasses acute and mental health services. We provide a wide range of general medical, surgical and speciality services including; Oncology, Cardiology, Renal, Emergency, Women’s and Children’s, Critical Care, Specialist Clinics and Mental Health Services.

The Mental Health Service provides psychiatric care and treatment across a large catchment area in Victoria stretching from Swan Hill in the north of the state to Gisborne in the south. Family sensitive practice is central to our models of mental health care and best practice ensures the identification, inclusion and support of families, carers and children.

The Team

Based in Bendigo, the BACMHT is one of multiple adult community services offered by Bendigo Health Mental Health Services. The unit made up of an integrated and multidisciplinary team, delivering 5 day a week community care to persons 24 - 64. The team provides a case management response to individual patients and treatment is recovery focused and offered during all stages of illness.

Bendigo Region

Bendigo is one of Victoria’s fastest growing regional cities making it a great city to live and work in. Bendigo provides services for the region’s population of over 300,000 and so the city offers excellent schools, shopping and cultural precincts, sporting facilities and various tertiary facilities. We can offer generous flexible working arrangements - giving you more time to enjoy the fantastic restaurants, beautiful parks, walking trials and wineries within our region.

Diversity and Inclusion

Bendigo Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and social inclusion and encourage people from a diverse cultural background, people with disabilities and or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

How to apply

For further information on the position please refer to the position description available on our website www.bendigohealth.org.au. Applications are to be submitted online. If successful for a position at Bendigo Health you must provide evidence of your full immunisation record as part of the onboarding process.

Selection Criteria

01.Recently graduated health practitioner in Nursing (Registered or Enrolled), Social Work or Occupational Therapy

02.An understanding of the range of issues experienced by people with mental illnesses that are presenting with high level needs

03.Possess a commitment to assisting with the needs of patients and families/carers

04.Strong interest in mental health and well-being and a desire for a career in the mental health sector

05.Ability to work as a team member and contribute to team decisions, as well as the willingness to take advice and direction

06.A high level of administrative, logistic, schedule management, organisational, clinical documentation and time management skills

07.Well-developed interpersonal skills, including capacity to engage with and hold sensitive discussions with patients, family/carers and health professionals

Bendigo, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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