The Benevolent Society
RURAL YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH – DUBBO
The Rural Youth Mental Health team has several full time positions available. As part of an outreach team, these positions will provide youth mental health supports to the communities of Dubbo. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.
- Join the dynamic, mobile Rural Youth Mental Health team who are committed to improving the mental health of youth in various locations across rural and remote Western NSW.
- The Rural Youth Mental Health team provide individualised, holistic and collaborative mental health supports to young people, 12-25 years, across a range of communities in Western NSW.
- The Benevolent Society is a flexible, proactive, mobile and COVID safe workplace, providing resources and support in response to changing circumstances.
The Rural Youth Mental Health program has partnered with Bila Muuji Aboriginal Corporation Health Service to provide individualised, holistic and collaborative mental health supports to young people, 12-25 years, across a range of communities in Western NSW. You will develop meaningful working relationships with young people, develop and implement tailored mental health supports utilising an evidence informed practice framework, to support the young person make positive changes in their lives.
Your new role:
You will support young people to build their social and emotional wellbeing, to recognise and manage their mental health through individualised therapeutic support, group work and case management. Working collaboratively within communities and with a range service partners, you will reduce barriers for young people to engage with services and reduce the impact of mental health challenges.
The RYMH team say that one of the best things about the role is the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of young people who access the program.
Terms: This is a contract position based in Dubbo, until 30 June 2022, with likelihood of extension.
What you need to succeed?
As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Mental Health Worker or Case Manager, you’ll have:
- Experience supporting young people experiencing mental health challenges
- Experience working in rural communities, and an ability to develop and maintain community connections
- A holistic, person centered approach with a calm, reassuring and confident manner
- Experience conducting assessments, providing case management, psychological interventions, counselling or group work
- Be a natural team player with the capacity to work independently and autonomously
- A relevant degree qualification Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or other health-related field) and a current driver’s license
- A demonstrated ability to provide outreach supports and well developed travel and time management skills
Interested? Apply online today
Call Kylie Manners on 0401 673 747 to discuss the role in more detail.
TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.