The Role of a Mental Health Care Worker

The job, the requirements, the rewards.

The role of a mental health worker is life-changing work. It is a career that truly allows you to make a dramatic difference in people’s lives and become an essential part of the community.

It also has solid future job prospects with over 50,000 jobs forecast by the Australian Government in the next 5 years.

So, what is the core role of a Mental Health Worker and what are the requirements and the rewards?

The job

The role of a Mental Health Worker could be in a range of areas, including non-government organisations, home-based outreach, respite care, residential services, rehabilitation programs, and clinical settings. Conducting group sessions for people with mental illness, or work in case management, crisis support management, or support work would all be part of the role.

The opportunities and diversity in the role are endless too.

Once graduated you could work as a mental health worker, alcohol and other drugs worker, or community support worker.

Plus, there is more, you might decide to extend your skills and further study nursing, psychology, psychiatry, social work or other health careers in the future. The hands-on learning will give you an amazing insight into the healthcare profession as a whole and you may even be eligible for extra qualification credits!

The requirements

To work as a Mental Health Worker, you will need the following qualifications; a Diploma of Mental Health or a Certificate IV in Mental Health.

The rewards

Are you looking for a fast-paced, challenging and inspiring career in the healthcare industry? Imagine working in a team with doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists putting together a complete plan of care for your patient?

You will be part of a cross-disciplinary team, working alongside inspiring professionals and learning from them in a hands-on environment.

Your role will not just be a job but a profession that will make a positive impact on so many lives. Plus, you have the opportunity to grow and diversify as your skills develop.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Mental Health Professional or becoming an Ageing Support Professional, there are many different career paths you could pursue. At TrainSmart Australia we offer a comprehensive range of Certificates and Diploma’s in the health and community services area including mental health courses and counselling courses.

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