Mental Health Sector Jobs
MHCC and the mental health sector workforce
Promoting employment in the mental health NGO sector in NSW is a key priority for MHCC. The MHCC Workforce Development Strategy has a broad focus, encompassing workforce development at the level of the individual, the organisation, and the mental health NGO sector in NSW.
Our aim is to make working in the sector a more rewarding and effective experience. This includes raising the sector’s profile and addressing issues concerning career pathways, appropriate training, skill recognition and industry standards.
Work opportunities within the area of community based mental health are increasing, reflecting growing government and community awareness of the importance of a mentally healthy community. The exciting news is there are many new opportunities for careers in the industry.
Do I have what it takes?
The most important requirement for work in community-based mental health is having the right attitude – one that is understanding and empathetic, coupled with the belief that recovery from mental illness is possible.
Working in the community-based mental health sector requires many skills. The sector is looking for people who:
- Are practical, results driven, problem solvers
- Are well organised, can multitask and who get jobs done
- Relate well to people, are caring and emotionally healthy
- Are non-judgemental, accepting of difference
- Have life skills and experience
- Enjoy demanding work
- Want to make a difference
Where to look for community mental health jobs
BRC Recruitment Website
BRC Recruitment Pty Ltd is proud to announce that they have entered into a partnership with the Mental Health Coordinating Council. BRC specialises in the recruitment of staff for the Not for Profit, Community and Housing organisations. BRC recruit for both temporary and permanent staff for numerous disciplines within the community welfare and housing sectors, including mental health. BRC prides itself on working alongside its clients and applicants and can provide individual tailored recruitment services for regional and city locations.
The BRC and MHCC Partnership means that Mental Health organisations can advertise their roles on a dedicated job website. BRC are also offering mental health organisations preferential rates for both temporary and permanent recruitment. Candidates can register their interest in mental health jobs and will then be emailed with details of new vacancies. For full details please contact BRC on 02 89669911 or MHCC on 02 95558388. To view the website enter the Community & Housing section at http://www.brcrecruitment.com.au/
Do you want to advertise a position within the sector?Other Links to Employment:
Below are useful links to find employees for your organisation
Contact the organisations listed to advertise online jobs specific to:
All advertising is free unless otherwise stated.
Community mental health specific: BRC Recruitment
mhcc@BRCrecruitment.com.au (cost $50 per advertisement)
Mental Health Nurses: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Psychologist interns: College of Psychological Practice
Mental health for Aboriginal workers:Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet
Community Welfare: NCOSS (cost $50 per advertisement)
Generalist Health and/or Community: