Day Program Activities Officer

MHACA is seeking a Day Program Activities Officer who will work in the Day Program promoting opportunities and choices for people with mental health challenges in a supportive and facilitative environment that promotes recovery. This will involve offering practical assistance and delivering a range of group programs, assisting participants to feel welcome, offering practical help, and providing access to structured social, educational, creative, and therapeutic programs.

The Day Program Activities Officer reports to the Program Coordinator and works in conjunction with the coordinator and other team members to implement social and recreational programs and the Drop-in Centre.

People with a Lived Experience of mental health challenges or suicide are strongly encouraged to apply, however this is not essential.

Key responsibilities

The Day Program Activities Officer will work as a member of the Day Program team and will:

• Support people with a severe and persistent mental health issues who experience social isolation.
• Increase community participation by assisting participants to develop new skills, social networks and participate in community activities.
• Accompany participants to community activities and support them to participate.
• Arrange and implement social, educational, and recreational activities which includes appropriate cultural and diverse social engagements.
• Keep accurate documentation including making sure the daily activities and drop-in attendance sheet are filled out and kept up to date.
• Must be compassionate, respectful, and patient.
• Be able to work in a team environment as well as individually.
• Actively participate in the organisation’s quality, safety, and risk management systems.
• Maintain a duty of care to staff, participants and visitors in accordance with MHACA’s commitment to privacy and confidentiality requirements.
• Engage in supervision, training, planning and staff development activities, when required.
• Attend relevant meetings, when required.

This is a casual position, including Saturdays.

Download the Position Description and Selection Criteria.

For further information please contact Helen Chadwick on (08) 8950 4600 or email helen.chadwick@mhaca.org.au.

Applications must address the Selection Criteria and include a resume and contact details of 3 current referees.

Please forward to HR@mhaca.org.au or deliver to 14 Lindsay Avenue, Alice Springs.

Applications close at 4pm on 19 April 2024.

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The NT Lived Experience Network will deliver their peer programs 'Recovery Together' and 'Circles of Support' between April and June In Mparntwe/Alice Springs. These two programs are locally created and facilitated by people who have lived experiences and have been trained to support others on their journey.

'Recovery Together' is for people who experience alcohol, drug, gambling and/or mental health challenges. It was first delivered in Alice Springs in 2023 and provides evidence-based tools and strategies that support recovery through discussions and creative activities.

'Circles of Support' is for the family and kin of people who experience alcohol, drug, gambling and/or mental health related challenges. Family and kin will gain connection and knowledge of the experiences impacting their loved one, themselves and other family members. It is designed to support families to maintain their wellbeing and be in a better position to support their loved ones.

For more information and how to register go to www.livedexperiencent.net or contact Sal at 0423 656 284 or sal@livedexperiencent.net.
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The NT Lived Experience Network will deliver their peer programs Recovery Together and Circles of Support between April and June In Mparntwe/Alice Springs. These two programs are locally created and facilitated by people who have lived experiences and have been trained to support others on their journey.
Recovery Together is for people who experience alcohol, drug, gambling and/or mental health challenges. It was first delivered in Alice Springs in 2023 and provides evidence-based tools and strategies that support recovery through discussions and creative activities.
Circles of Support is for the family and kin of people who experience alcohol, drug, gambling and/or mental health related challenges. Family and kin will gain connection and knowledge of the experiences impacting their loved one, themselves and other family members. It is designed to support families to maintain their wellbeing and be in a better position to support their loved ones.  
For more information and how to register go to www.livedexperiencent.net or contact Sal at 0423 656 284 or sal@livedexperiencent.net.Image attachment

We had a great time at World No Tobacco Day 2024 Fun Run today! Over 100 people came out for games, painting, smoothies, and free haircuts. Thanks Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and Alice Springs Town Council for inviting us to be part of such a positive event.

Smoking and vaping have detrimental impacts on our physical health. While nicotine may create an immediate sense of relaxation, research has shown that smoking actually increases anxiety and tension. Need help quitting? Call Quitline on 13 78 48 or text 'call back' to 0482 090 634.

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We had a great time at World No Tobacco Day 2024 Fun Run today! Over 100 people came out for games, painting, smoothies, and free haircuts. Thanks Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and Alice Springs Town Council for inviting us to be part of such a positive event.
Smoking and vaping have detrimental impacts on our physical health. While nicotine may create an immediate sense of relaxation, research has shown that smoking actually increases anxiety and tension. Need help quitting? Call Quitline on 13 78 48 or text call back to 0482 090 634.
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