Are you more about personal support and guidance than hands on care?
This qualification is suited to individuals who see themselves more as a support person than a physical carer. Graduates of this qualification will be able to provide advanced support and guidance to individuals with mental illness as well as deliver client services based on individual case management and intervention.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, how we feel, and how we act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, make choices and relate to others. And is important at every stage of life, from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood.
When a persons mental health begins to deteriorate they start to experience certain feelings and behaviours. These feelings and behaviours in turn affect their personal relationships with other people and gradually effects their physical health as well.
It is at this point in time that a mental health care worker would come into the equation. Sometimes it is earlier, sometimes it is much later. It all depends on the individuals ability to recognise that they have a mental health problem and ask for help.
As a mental health care worker you are often on the front line. There from the start of an individuals journey offering them timely access to a number of high-quality service providers able to help them with their mental health issues.
Such services may include trauma, grief or personal counselling, referrals, advocacy education and health promotion services, all intended to help individuals take back control of their lives and nurture their mental health.
So if you are interested in helping people realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life and make meaningful contributions to their communities, give one of our Course Advisors a call and we can help you find the course that is right for you.
It is a requirement of this qualification to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of practical placement in an employed or volunteer capacity.
- Reflect on and improve own professional practise
- Develop, implement and review quality framework
- Provide loss and grief support
- Work with diverse people
- Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- Manage partnership agreements with service providers
- Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
- Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
- Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
- Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
- Provide loss and grief support
- Establish self-directed recovery relationships
- Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
- Coordinate complex case requirements
- Implement trauma informed care
- Research and apply evidence to practice
- Establish and maintain strategic networks
On completion of this qualification you may seek employment as a;
- Welfare Support Worker
- Mental Health Outreach Worker
- Support Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker
- Mental Health Community Worker
- Mental Health Support Worker
It is a requirement of this qualification that students be employed in the Community Services industry in a position suitable to the qualifi cation and have a minimum of 160 hours of relevant experience.
For a snapshot of our next scheduled classes please refer to the table below.