Mental Health Recovery Worker – (Part Time) – Communify PhaMS Mental Health Services

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

Communify Qld is an established community organisation based in Bardon, Brisbane. We provide a range of services with a focus on reaching disadvantaged and vulnerable population groups in the Inner North/ Inner North Western suburbs. We offer an innovative, creative and flexible workplace setting.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and skilled mental health worker to join our Personal Helpers and Mentors program (PHaMS) in a part time role with a focus on working with males. PHaMS is a one-on-one outreach mental health program funded by FaHCSIA and is committed to creating and implementing community-based support in ways which maximise the individual’s ability to control their lives and decisions that affect them. People with an interest in a specific field (i.e. Dual Diagnosis, Early Psychosis, Youth etc.) are encouraged to apply.

In this position you will be responsible for

  • Providing high quality services to support male participants in their individually focused recovery plans.
  • Undertaking appropriate administrative responsibilities and reporting requirements.
  • Promoting individual and group activities that increase lifestyle choices and that contribute to the recovery of participants.
  • Promoting the organisation’s Mental Health Service (MHS) by operating in a professional manner that meets organisational goals.

The successful applicant will have qualifications and/or equivalent experience in mental health services and demonstrating enthusiasm towards the development of mental health understanding in the community.


  • Will be able to exhibit relevant experience in the delivery and development of services for mental health groups and be able to apply creative, innovative and flexible approaches to your work.
  • Have the ability to develop and support effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders in an ethical framework.
  • Must have strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a busy, multifunctioning professional team.

A commitment to working within a social justice framework utilising technical knowledge of mental health issues is essential.

You will enjoy a great working environment with the support of colleagues and managers in an equal opportunity, family friendly workplace. This position is a contract in line with funding contract until June 2014, with the possibility of renewed funding.

For more information and full position description including key selection criteria, contact Louise Laing (Human Recourses) on (07) 35102707 or email Offer closes 28th October, 2013.