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Recovery Coach


  • Maximum Term part-time (0.6 FTE)
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the role

Provide assistance for participants to build capacity and resilience through strong and respectful relationships to support people with psychosocial disability to live a full and contributing life. Recovery coaches will:

  • Work collaboratively with participants, families, carers and other services to build capacity.
  • Identify, plan, design and coordinate NDIS supports.
  • Complete progress reports for the NDIS.
  • Connect participants with informal, mainstream, community and funded supports
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Support participants to build capacity to coordinate their plans, negotiate appropriate support and services; and connect with community support and mainstream services in addition to Mental Health support.
  • Use local knowledge and sector expertise to increase opportunities for people with Mental Health to be connected to local communities by providing holistic, positive and a service that enables a full and contributing life. This includes working in a collaborative manner with the participant, family and relevant stakeholders to achieve goals.
  • Deliver services and support with a high level of customer service.
  • Support the implementation and review of customer service agreements, outcomes, support plans, programs and services to ensure an appropriate standard of service, supervision, safety and support is provided.

Skills and experience

  • Minimum of Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or Certificate IV in Mental Health or equivalent training; or a minimum two years of experience in mental health-related work.
  • Experience and skills to work competently alongside people, families and relevant stakeholders in their local community to build capacity to participate in the community and manage some or all aspects of their plan.
  • Well-developed communication (both oral and written) skills with the capacity to prepare and complete reports and case notes in clear and concise language.
  • The ability to interpret information from other sources/documents and present information in a manner appropriate to the purpose and audience.

Download a position description for the full duties and key selection criteria

How to apply

  • Applications to be sent via the Apply Now button which opens up an application form on the MCM Website
  • Applications should include a current CV and cover letter. You should also address the key selection criteria (if required).
  • If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications close date 31 January 2021. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

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Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Corrections Victoria Security Screening, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence. All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check)will be at applicants’ expense.

Position details

  • Date posted

    05 January 2021
  • Closing Date

    31 January 2021
  • Location

  • Work type

    Part-Time Max Term
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