We’re proud of our team and workplace, and the work that we can achieve together for people living with mental health challenges, and their families and other people who care for them.
As an employer, MIFWA also goes above and beyond to create many opportunities for our employees to learn and build their skills and practice.
Let us show you why you should join our team.
What it’s like working with MIFWA
At MIFWA, we aim to create a place where people THRIVE at Work, as we cannot do what we do without our invaluable workforce.
Watch this video on Thriving at Work with MIFWA.
Some of the roles at MIFWA
Community Mental Health Worker
Community Mental Health Workers provide practical support to people impacted by mental illness to assist with aspects of ‘every day’ life, assisting people to achieve their goals and build independence. This can involve assisting people with budgeting, cooking, household cleaning, grocery shopping, socialising, accompanying people to medical appointments and transport needs.
In the course of the role, Community Mental Health Workers will encourage personal growth by building a strong rapport, role modelling, fostering a sense of belonging, and acceptance.
Community Mental Health Workers are key to achieving MIFWA’s mission and vision by genuinely working alongside people to achieve their aspirations.
Peer Mental Health Worker roles
Peer Workers are people who apply their lived experience expertise to their role in mental health. They can work across a number of areas in the mental health services. Their most common role is peer support, directly supporting people experiencing mental illness, or their family and carers, by sharing their lived experience.
Peer workers support people in their recovery and caring journey as well as improving the capacity of services and systems to do the same. The range of roles and functions a peer worker may undertake is growing. MIFWA has family and carer peer roles, as well as lived experience peer worker roles.
Living our MIFWA Values
- Accountability – Individually and as an organisation, we are accountable and responsible for our behaviours; activities; decisions; outcomes; and are open and transparent in what we do.
- Integrity – We demonstrate integrity by having the courage to do the right thing and stand up for what’s right, being responsible for our actions, being honest and adhering to the highest ethical standards.
- Inclusion and Acceptance – We acknowledge everyone’s worth and dignity, regardless of background, abilities or beliefs; we demonstrate empathy, show consideration for one another, and acknowledge the value of others.
- Collaboration – We work with others (individuals and groups) to achieve shared goals; sharing knowledge, learning together and building consensus.
- Empowerment – We work to empower people and help them gain control over their own lives, fostering power in the individual to act on the issues they define as most important to them.
MIFWA is an Accredited Carer Employer
MIFWA is proud to be an Accredited Carer Employer.
MIFWA are committed to providing a flexible and supportive work environment to employees that also support a family member who is frail aged, has a disability, experiences mental health issues or a chronic illness.