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:
Paid professional study days:
MHPOD pre-reading and assessment tasks (MHPOD is an evidence-based online learning resource for people working in mental health with over 100 hours of material across 68 topics. The content of MHPOD is linked to the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce)
Structured Clinical Skill Assessments:
Short supernumerary Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) and Emergency Mental Health (EMH) rotations for exposure to acute community/crisis work
Social Work: an approved degree in Social Work (accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers), and be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Have at least 2 years of experience in any social work field.
Adham Hammoud, Allied Health Educator & Social Work Discipline Lead