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- Job Description:
The Early Intervention Psychosocial Support Response (EIPSR) is an initiative delivered in partnership with Melbourne Health. EIPSR is a psychosocial support model targeted to adult clients experiencing severe mental health issues and associated psychiatric disability who are registered clients of public clinical mental health services.
The role is based at Mid-West Area Mental Health Service in Sunshine and works in collaboration with clinical mental health services to provide integrated treatment care and support to clients. Our work aims to improve wellbeing by providing one on one support, recovery coaching, group programs, advocacy, peer support, care co-ordination and supported referrals (including transition to NDIS).
EIPSR provides short to medium term specialist psychosocial support to clients experiencing barriers to accessing support due to vulnerability and disadvantage and high levels of complexity, such as, homelessness, chronic illnesses, co-existing cognitive issues, dual diagnosis and potentially challenging behaviours.
A tertiary qualification and or significant relevant experience
Relevant professional and/or lived experience
Demonstrated skills and minimum of two years' experience working in community mental health with clients who present with a high level of complexity, vulnerability and disadvantage.
Understanding of the Social Determinants of Mental Health and Trauma and provide evidence-based interventions and psychosocial support.
Ability to work in a strengths-based framework to facilitate client choice
Proven recovery coaching and psychosocial support skills
Demonstrated experience in assertive outreach and group activities.
Additional for Peer Workers:
Lived experience of mental health issues and recovery, along with the capability to sharing lived experience as part of recovery-oriented practice.