First listed on: 07 August 2018

Community Mental Health Worker - Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) 

0.95 EFT, ongoing based at Travancore

Keep your work-life balance in check, with the flexibility of part-time hours

Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities.

Do you hold a qualification in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Welfare Work, Psychology, Community Development, equivalent/relevant training or commensurate experience? If so, please keep reading!

Benefits & Culture

At cohealth we believe in developing our people to assist in driving continuous improvement. At the same time, we are dedicated to creating a working culture where staff members can flourish. We work hard to ensure that all our positions are challenging and fulfilling, where you can utilise and further develop your skills and knowledge to truly make a difference..

cohealth's Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) programs are responsible for 10 beds per site and offer 24 hour a day supervised care, complemented by on site clinical supports and treatment. Clients come from areas serviced by Mercy Mental Health or Inner West Area Mental Health. PARC programs provide a safe and supportive environment to people who, while no longer needing hospital care for mental illness, need temporary support to help them prepare to continue their lives within their homes and communities. The average stay is approximately 20 days up to a maximum stay of 28 days.

As a Community Mental Health Worker you will work closely with the team to provide flexible, intensive recovery-oriented support to participants. Collaborate with the client, client's care team and support systems including families and significant others, to help manage and decrease psychosocial stressors. Utilising the Collaborative Recovery Model, negotiating with residents to determine the appropriate level of support necessary over time, and work towards agreed goals during their stay.

This positions will ideally be suited to an individual who possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in community based support of people with mental illness and/or psychiatric disability or other equivalent/relevant;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with the client's treatment team and support systems including families and significant others;
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse focus - this is sensitivity to, and understanding of, the needs of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds as well as people of different gender and ages;
  • Capacity to support the program across its hours of operation, including weekend and evening work..
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively both in a team and autonomously; and
  • Current Victorian Driver's Licence;


  • An understanding of service delivery in the context of Residential services or Supported Accommodation;
  • Experience in working in the mental health sector, dealing with a range of complex needs particularly as they relate to adults with mental illness and who are from diverse CALD backgrounds, particularly Vietnam and African communities; and
  • Ability to speak a relevant community language..

If you have the passion, dedication and drive to make a difference in achieving high quality care with demonstrated success in working with clients with complex psychosocial issues then capitalise on this great opportunity, apply today!.

Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

This position will be paid under the Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Service Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2013 - 2015, Social Work, Class 2 (SCHADS Level 4)

To be considered for the role, you must address the Key Selection Criteria (with clear headings) within your cover letter. The Key Selection Criteria can be found in the attached Position Description.

Applications close on 22nd August @ 10.00pm

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)

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Applications close on 22nd August @ 10.00pm


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