CMHA is a coalition of eight peak community mental health organisations from each State and Territory, established to provide leadership and direction to promote the importance and benefits of community mental health and recovery services across Australia.
The primary goals of CMHA are to build a viable and sustainable community managed mental health sector and to promote the value and outcomes delivered by community managed mental health services based on a philosophy of recovery and social inclusion.
The ACDC Project is a community initiative, with CMHA building innovative ways to increase the independence, social and community participation of people who live with a psychosocial disability who are not accessing services. This is a pilot project that will be trialled in all Australian states and territories, and will include partnerships, training and safe door to door services and resources.
About the role
As the Community Engagement Officer, you will lead engagement activities, building relationships and awareness to promote the program with key external community stakeholders across all Australian states and territories.
This is a 6-month initial contract role, with the possibility of extension. Based in modern shared offices in Martin Place with flexibility to work from home.
Working closely with the project team and Project Manager you will;
- Establish and maintain relationships with various community stakeholders, i.e. Mental health peak bodies, PHN’s, local committees, service providers, consumers and carer peak organisations.
- Actively promote the ACDC project and the organisation across communities
- Assist with planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project plans and development.
- Create interesting and relevant content for a monthly newsletters, social media, and website blog in line with the communications and engagement plan for the project
- Ensure all activities recognise and reflect lived experience, recovery-oriented practice and trauma-informed care
To have success in this role you will be a confident communicator with an ability to engage and empower people at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.
You will also have:
- Hold a relevant qualification in human or community services. And / or have lived experience of mental health distress and recovery.
- Demonstrated experience in building dynamic relationships within a community engagement role, where you built meaningful partnerships across a wide range of organisations and stakeholders;
- Working knowledge of the community and health sector, ideally with an understanding of the area of mental health and services that support people with a lived experience
- Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills including across diverse communities, demonstrated ability to produce effective and accurate written documentation, and implement effective remote conferencing
- Experience in coordinating and facilitating community consultative committees and working groups
- Some interstate travel will be required within the role, however not on a regular basis
- With a wide range of technology, social media platforms and the creation of creative content for newsletters, communication materials and website blogs.
How to apply
If you are interested, please apply now via the APPLY button, with a one-page written cover letter addressing the essential criteria and your interest in the role.
Community Mental Health Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.