Working in Mental Health is more than a job.  That is what we love at Southern Cross Care (WA) and that’s why you will enjoy working with us!About the RoleThis is a meaningful opportunity to use your own personal experience as a family member, or carer of a person who experiences mental illness – in a constructive manner to benefit our clients. This could be achieved through face-to-face contact, phone calls or group activities with our clients and their families / carers.You’ll be helping our unpaid carers, families and support networks to navigate the mental health system, access external support and identify opportunities for learning and support. It will be important to encourage active participation in individual recovery and promote person-centred care.We’ll also be asking you to:Demonstrate a reasonable knowledge of mental health services & issues faced by carers and their families.Utilise your own understanding of how mental illness can impact loved ones, carers & support networks.Work closely with other teams to coordinate our approach to meet the needs of carers & their families.Keep carers / families / support networks up to date on support groups, counselling services, respite & education programs.Help us draft, implement & review carer policies & procedures.Develop & encourage strategic partnerships with carer networks. About You You may have experienced your own recovery journey with a mental illness. Or, you could be living with a loved one who is on their own recovery journey. Perhaps you’re supporting a loved one to maintain their current living situation?You’re naturally outgoing and can easily build rapport with people – you love chatting with people and listening to their stories.This role will require an understanding of recovery principles, along with your own carer perspective and experience of the mental health system / services.We’d welcome your application if you:-Have experience in a similar role, or are willing to learn new skills.Can speak & write in a professional manner.Enjoy working with a diverse group of people, from all walks of life.Can understand & interpret legislation, policies & procedures.Have your own vehicle / driver license. How to ApplyTo express your interest, please apply with an up to date current resume and a covering letter outlining your experience and suitability. Kindly note, if you progress to an interview, we’ll be asking you to provide:-National Police Clearance - current within 6 months (or evidence of application)Immunisation record (Flu & COVID19)A completed preemployment health questionnaireNDIS checkSouthern Cross Care (WA) Inc. is one of the largest and leading care providers in Western Australia. We offer support and accommodation to over 3,000 people in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of W.A. Find out more about our service offering - 25 AUD Perth