Mercy Mental Health (South West Area Mental Health Service) is a public mental health service supporting people in south west metropolitan Melbourne with severe and complex mental illnesses by providing acute and community-based care. Services are available to adults through acute inpatient programs, residential rehabilitation programs and crisis and community recovery-focused treatment programs. We also deliver inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health services to women and infants in western Victoria.
Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.
Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.
- Job Description:
Fixed Term Employment Commencing July 2023 – 31st December 2023
shifts of 8 hour duration
Minimum 16 hours a fortnight, maximum of 72 hours per fortnight (30 shift TOTAL for the life of the contract)
Shifts: AM and PM hours, Monday to Sunday (can include public holidays)
Positions are located across the Mercy Mental health Program including: Werribee Mercy Hospital - Clare Moore Building or Community Care Unit (Werribee), Wyndham, and Footscray and Burnside campuses.
Attending orientation and supervision provided by Mental Health education staff
Currently enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd year of the Bachelor of Social Work
High level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
Demonstrated understanding of person-centred care and ability to work well in a team environment
Desire to learn about mental illness and how to care for Consumers in a safe, compassionate and evidenced based way.