Community Mental Health Support Worker

Full Time
Young NSW
$47,206 - $95,236 a year
Posted 11 days ago
Job description

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Remuneration: $47,205.95 - $95,236.06 per annum (+ super + 17.5% leave loading)
Hours per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ328936
Applications Close: 26 August 2022
Vaccination Category: A


It’s about the care we provide to the community, what can you bring?


What we offer

  • Relocation assistance and short-term accommodation options considered
  • 482 temporary visa sponsorship considered
  • Salary Packaging – up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + $9k remote area housing + novated leasing
  • Corporate Health and Fitness program

Where you’ll be working

Known for our innovative consumer focused models of care which are designed for the rural and regional population we serve, our Mental Health teams provide critical services within acute, sub-acute and community settings throughout the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to work within talented multidisciplinary environments, have excellent support with ongoing development and access to key technologies connecting you with colleagues and consumers based throughout the District.

Our multidisciplinary teams provide career paths for both nursing and allied health staff, new graduates and established professionals. We are committed to providing safe, effective, quality care through listening to consumers and continually exploring ways to do it better.


Learn about the benefits and lifestyle of Young


About the Role

These exciting, new positions have been created in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and the anticipated increased need for mental health services.

MLHD are recruiting suitably qualified and experienced staff to work in 12 month temporary positions and within a District Casual Pool.

The Mental Health Support Worker (MHSW) will work within the Community Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol (MHDA) Team to competently deliver mental health and social care to and for people experiencing mental illness.

The MHSW will work alongside Community Mental Health clinicians in providing a recovery focused mental health service for people experiencing mental illness or distress, their families and carers.

These new positions will play an integral role in the provision of high quality mental health care within Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD).

The MHSW will provide assistance and support to people in the facilitation of a broad range of psycho-educational and support groups.

The MHSW will also be required to undertake quality activities conducted within the clinical setting and will be required to work according to NSW Health and MLHD policies, procedures and standards.


How to apply

Your application will require you to include:

  • Resume; and
  • Cover Letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are a good fit for this position

To learn more about the role, accountabilities and the required pre-employment checks, please see the Position Description. For a confidential discussion, contact Anne Clancy, Nurse Manager - Young at [email protected]

If interested, we encourage you to click apply promptly. Applications will be assessed as they are received, with suitable candidates contacted and progressed without delay.


All NSW Health workers are required to have two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as defined by NSW Health. Employees working in aged care and/or disability must have three doses of a COVID-19 vaccination. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate. Should a medical contraindication certificate be provided, ongoing employment post certificate expiry is conditional to meeting COVID-19 vaccination requirements.


MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.

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