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Mental Health Outreach Worker

Branch: Canberra

Competitive salary and benefits and working within a dynamic team.


Based in Narrabundah within the Allied Health Services portfolio.  


The Role


The Youth and Wellbeing Program is an outreach mental health therapeutic service for young people in the ACT aged between 12-25 years who have a mental illness. The aim of this program is to build resilience and coping strategies in dealing with mental health issues and assist them to secure and sustain long term tenure through early intervention, collaborative engagement, service coordination, information/education, referral and advocacy. The service operates across the whole of the ACT. The Mental Health Outreach Worker provides support to young people experiencing mental distress using a case management, therapeutic intervention framework and recovery-oriented practice. This is an outreach position which requires effective time management and administration skills.  You will be required to work with minimal supervision as an outreach worker, as well as working effectively within a small team.


What we offer


Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas.  Marymead CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.


About us


Marymead CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Respect, Excellence, Care & Compassion, Inclusivity, and Integrity.


Ideal person


The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in a related field, i.e., Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health, etc.
  • Minimum qualification requirements are Diploma level in a related field and/or at least 3 years’ experience in working with complex young people and/or families.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, organisational time management skills
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and to clients presenting with complex issues
  • Hold a current drivers’ license, a current Working with Vulnerable People card and be willing to undergo a police check.
  • Competent in the use of Information Technology.
You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To be considered for this role you will be required to hold the following:
  • current Driver’s License
  • valid Working with Vulnerable People Card


If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives - we want to hear from you!!!


To Apply


To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address each area above in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).


Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.



Please send your application:           Samantha Gill – Director Allied Health Services Email: [email protected] Phone: 6163 7600



Closing Date: COB Friday 7th June 2024


Marymead CatholicCare has a commitment to child safeguarding and zero tolerance to child abuse.  Marymead CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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