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Reference Number 61695
Position Title Psychosocial Support Worker - HOPE
Location Mid West Area Mental Health Service, Sunshine
Award Psych Health ProfessionNDC [77]
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MW HOPE Psychosocial Support Worker


  • Be part of a new and challenging practice initiative
  • Based in Sunshine
  • Rotating Roster

Mid-West Area Mental Health Service (MWAMHS) HOPE Team is looking for a Psycho Social Support worker to join our Innovative team! This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team delivering brief therapeutic interventions to People at Risk of Suicide. A strong commitment to our consumers, their families/carers and our service provision partners is a hallmark of our team. A person with lived experience of utilising mental health services due to suicide ideation or behaviours, and/or a carer to a person utilising mental health services due to suicide ideation or behaviours is encouraged to apply.


Your new team:


The HOPE initiative has been developed to provide support to individuals discharged from the Emergency Department, medical ward or inpatient unit post a suicide attempt or displaying serious suicide ideation, intent or planning in the Sunshine, Brimbank and part of Hume (Bulla and Sunbury) catchment area. HOPE will support clients for a period of 12 weeks, providing assertive and coordinated care post-discharge. Engagement will take place via both outreach and clinic based therapeutic interventions to reduce the risk of suicide re-attempts and deaths by suicide.


Your new role:

  • Provide direct assistance to consumers, carers and families.
  • Work collaboratively with other community agencies
  • Work effectively as part of a team, to meet program goals and objectives
  • Communicate effectively with consumers carers and families

About you: 

  • Able to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of a positive and safe experience to at-risk consumers.
  • Possess an understanding of crisis intervention and management skills, and ability to escalate concerns if deterioration occurs.
  • Skilled in engaging with key welfare, health and other support agencies and working collaboratively to improve consumer’s outcome and recovery.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Skilled in working with cultural and linguistically diverse communities.
  • A current Victorian Driver’s License, and ongoing ability to use this form of transport.

Benefit of working with NorthWestern Mental Health:


We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.


This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare. 


The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.




For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


Nadia Petruccelli               92887000

Liam Burke                      0400 320 005


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and proof of COVID Vaccination prior to commencement.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are highly encouraged to apply.

Contact Person Nadia Petruccelli
Contact Number 92887000
Alternate Contact Person Liam Burke
Alternate Contact Number 0400302005
Closing Date 27/01/2022
Position Description
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