At CCNB we have been putting customers at the heart of everything we do for 22 years. If you would like to join a team of passionate and dedicated people who improve people’s lives daily, we’d love to hear from you.
Mental Health Co-ordinator
- Exciting opportunity to join well established Partners In Recovery provider
- Excellent professional development and support
- Flexible working arrangements & attractive remuneration packaging offered
CCNB is a leading community not for profit organisation that exists to support people to successfully navigate the care and support system. CCNB has over 20 years’ experience as a trusted advisor in Community Health, Aged Care and Disability.
Partners in Recovery (PIR) is a national program helping people with mental health challenges, connect with all the supports they need for their recovery. CCNB is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health to deliver The Partners in Recovery Program (PIR) in the Sydney North Shore and Beaches region.
PIR is operating in the context of two significant mental health reform processes: the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the delivery of improved primary health care through the Primary Health Networks (PHN).
Support Facilitators must engage with PIR participants to support and facilitate their transition to the NDIS, including assistance with the NDIS application, NDIS assessment processes and planning processes where requested by the participant. Additionally, Support Facilitators must transition PIR participants who are not eligible for the NDIS to appropriate alternative supports.
What will this role involve?
- Communicate with PIR participants about the NDIS and transition, including appropriate messaging around testing of eligibility, transition processes and time frames.
- Engage with PIR participants to support and facilitate their transition to the NDIS, including assistance with the NDIS application (such as obtaining required documentation and assessments), NDIS assessment processes and planning processes where requested by the participant.
- Transition PIR participants who are not eligible for the NDIS to appropriate alternative supports including continuing to support people with coordination of supports through the PIR Program.
- Promoting a community-based recovery model as a foundation for all clinical and community support services delivered to people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.
To apply for this role you must have:
- Demonstrated high level of knowledge, skills and ability in working with people with severe and persistent mental illness using a recovery framework. Tertiary qualifications in relevant human services will be well regarded;
- Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of local community resources and the ability to work collaboratively with these organisations;
- Demonstrated conceptual understanding of the broader mental health system in Australia and the national reforms that will improve the well being of people experiencing mental illness;
- Demonstrated commitment to the values of human rights, social justice and social inclusion;
- Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills (including report-writing, negotiation, and group facilitation) and familiarity with contemporary information and communication technologies;
- Hold a valid current driver’s licence
About the Benefits
To reward your commitment, CCNB offers:
- Attractive remuneration plus the option for salary packaging to significantly increase your take home pay.
- Professional development opportunities
- Work/life balance, family friendly and flexible practices
We are seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our participants and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. People from a First Australian, CALD or second language background are encouraged to apply.
This is the opportunity to bring your reputation as a highly skilled and knowledgeable advisor to people with dementia, their carers and their services providers to the Northern Sydney Region.
CCNB’s Dementia Consultant leads the way in supporting our Northern Sydney Region to better understand the impact of dementia and improve our capability as a region to support people living with dementia.
As the public face of CCNB’s Dementia Advisory and Support Services you will be responsible for;
- Delivering the telephone and on-line service that links people to dementia specific information, services and support
- Raising awareness of dementia within the broader Northern Sydney Region community
- Developing and implementing a range of support programs to build the capacity of individuals, their carers and service providers
- Representing CCNB at key local stakeholder groups and initiatives
Our ideal candidate will possess knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:
- Up to date knowledge of dementia and best practice
- Good understanding of local services and supports and the reforms to the aged care system
- Ability to provide incidental counselling in a professional and empathetic manner to individuals, families and carers of people living with dementia
- Proven experience in developing and delivering group based learning and support programs for carers and people with dementia
- Demonstrated experience working with a range health and community care professionals
- Excellent communication and networking skills and a capacity to provide information sessions to a diverse range of stakeholders
- Ability to plan and organise community awareness events around dementia
Tertiary qualifications in Nursing, Psychology, Social Work or allied health discipline
Extensive experience in delivering information and consultant type services to people with dementia and their carers
Demonstrated experience in planning and delivering community education programs
High level communication and networking skills
CCNB offers you the opportunity to join a professional team, providing innovative and holistic services. A supportive management and team environment ensures that your career development will be maximised.
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with successful applicant (that includes salary packaging, superannuation and flexible work arrangements) commensurate with skills and experience.