Mental Health Support and Advocacy Worker

Employer: Micah Projects

Region: Australia wide

Closing Date: 18 June 2024

Job Description:

Micah Projects is a community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social, and structural levels in church, government, business, and society. We believe that every child and adult has the right to a home, an income, healthcare, education, safety, dignity, and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.

 Job Description

Home & Healthy is part of the Commonwealth Psychosocial Support program. It is funded by the federal Department of Health through the Brisbane South Primary Health Network to support participants who are experiencing severe mental illness with reduced psychosocial functioning and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Participants are supported to identify and develop recovery and accommodation goals, to connect with other clinical and non-clinical services and to build their capacity for improving and maintaining their health and wellbeing. Micah Projects is delivering the Psychosocial Support Program in partnership with YFS and IUIH across Brisbane South, Redlands, Logan, and Beaudesert.

As the Mental Health Support & Advocacy Worker, you will provide person-centred, recovery focused support to people experiencing reduced psychosocial functioning who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

This is a full time fixed term employment opportunity to 30 June 2025 with conditions and salary at Level 4 of the SCHADS Award.

 Desired Skills and Experience

You will have demonstrated engagement and interpersonal skills particularly with those in crisis situations and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The ability to undertake outreach to meet and complete intake with people who have been referred to the program, ability to advocate with both community and government services, document information accurately and in a timely manner is also essential for this role.

More information about the role and to learn more about the key selection criteria, select the link to the Position Description.

For more information, please email [email protected].

How to Apply!

If you believe that you have interest, passion, and desire to make a difference in people’s lives, please visit the Micah Projects Careers Page to apply for this position.

Please supply a Resume/CV and a covering letter/email addressing the Key Responsibilities and Essential Criteria (maximum of 2 pages), along with any other relevant documentation.

While the deadline to receive applications is 5pm, 18 June 2024, applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying. 

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