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Mw Hope Support Worker

Melbourne Health - Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

MW HOPE Support Worker




  • Mid-West Area Mental Health Service (MWAMHS) HOPE Team is looking for a Psycho Social Support worker to join our Innovative team!

  • Unique opportunity to be part of a team delivering brief therapeutic interventions to People at Risk of Suicide 

  • A strong commitment to our consumers, their families/carers and our service provision partners is a hallmark of our team.

  • A person with lived experience of utilising mental health services due to suicide ideation or behaviours, and/or a carer to a person utilising mental health services due to suicide ideation or behaviours is welcome to apply

  • Based in Sunshine.



The Royal Melbourne Hospital



As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.



Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.



Your new team



The HOPE initiative has been developed to provide support to individuals discharged from the Emergency Department, medical ward or inpatient unit post a suicide attempt or displaying serious suicide ideation, intent or planning in the Sunshine, Brimbank and part of Hume (Bulla and Sunbury) catchment area. HOPE will support clients for a period of 12 weeks, providing assertive and coordinated care post-discharge. Engagement will take place via both outreach and clinic based therapeutic interventions to reduce the risk of suicide re-attempts and deaths by suicide.



Your success in this role, will be in your ability to




  • Provide direct assistance to consumers, carers and families.

  • Work collaboratively with other community agencies

  • Work effectively as part of a team, to meet program goals and objectives

  • Communicate effectively with consumers carers and families


Your Contribution



  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of a positive and safe experience to at-risk consumers.

  • Understanding of crisis intervention and management skills, and ability to escalate concerns if deterioration occurs.

  • Skills in engaging with key welfare, health and other support agencies and working collaboratively to improve consumer’s outcome and recovery.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

  • Skills in working with cultural and linguistically diverse communities.

  • A current Victorian Driver’s License, and ongoing ability to use this form of transport.

  • Be part of a new and challenging practice initiative


Our Commitment to you



Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.



We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.



This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.



The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.



Interested?



For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.



Nadia Petruccelli 92887000


Liam Burke 0400 320 005


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are highly encouraged to apply”

Traralgon, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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