If you are committed to providing quality support to those effected by mental illness and have a person-centred and recovery focused approach to your work, share our vision and want to work for an organisation that values and supports its workforce, then we would like to hear from you.
How to Apply
Important Information for Applicants
Please read this before applying for a position with Mentis Assist
If you are selected for an interview with Mentis Assist, you must bring to the interview, your completed Pre-Employment documents, which you should receive by email once your interview time has been confirmed.
If you are selected for an interview you must also consent to a National Criminal History check. You will be required to bring 100 points of ID with you to the interview so that this check can be undertaken.
Working with Children Check
You will also be required to bring proof of a valid Working With Children check to interview.
Qualifications and professional registration
Please bring evidence of any professional association registrations, if stated as a requirement of the position you are applying for (eg. Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency, Nursing Registration).
Also bring, as required by the position you are applying for, original Diplomas, Certificates of Competency, Statements of Attainment, or evidence of completion of a degree such as a final academic transcript which states the degree conferred, or the Testamur.
Certified copies of Certificates are acceptable, however original documents are preferred. Many Pharmacists will certify copies of documents, as will Police Officers.
NDIS Worker Check
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Screening Check (NDIS Check) is an Australian-wide safety check.
It is a way to ensure that people who work with NDIS participants do not present an unacceptable risk to people with disability.
Victoria is taking a ‘no clearance, no start’ approach to the NDIS Check.
This means that a person is prohibited from being employed or otherwise engaged by a registered NDIS provider in a risk-assessed role unless the person has been given an NDIS Clearance or is subject to a transitional arrangement.
Your employer, as a registered NDIS provider, must make sure all staff who need an NDIS Clearance have one.
Who needs an NDIS Clearance
All new workers in risk assessed roles for registered NDIS providers will need to get an NDIS Clearance before they can start work. This includes:
- volunteer workers
- workers engaged through third parties such as labour-hire agencies
- sole traders who for the NDIS Check are both the provider and the employee
Risk assessed roles
There are 3 types of risk assessed roles:
- key personnel, for example, a CEO or board member
- any role that directly delivers a set of specified supports or services defined in the NDIS (Practice Standards – Worker Screening) Rules 2018
- any role where normal duties are likely to require ‘more than incidental contact’ with people with disability including physically touching, building rapport with or having contact with multiple people with disability, the direct delivery of a specialist disability support or service, or the delivery of supports or services in a specialist disability accommodation setting
Registered NDIS providers are responsible for identifying which roles are risk assessed roles. More information on risk assessed roles can be found on the Commission's website.
How to apply
You can apply for your NDIS Check online at Service Victoria.
- register or login to your Service Victoria account
- verify your identity
- submit your identification documents for your police check and any other background checks
- enter your work details
- review and provide consent for the checks
- pay for your application
Your application will then be sent to the NDIS Worker Screening Unit in Victoria who will assess your application. The NDIS Worker Screening Unit will send you an email confirming that your application has been received and explaining what will happen next.
What you will need
For your application, you will need at least 3 different identity documents. If the name on your documents does not match, you will need an additional document showing your change of name.
Please visit https://www.vic.gov.au/ndis-worker-screening-check to find out more about the identity document requirements, and how to apply for your NDIS Worker Check.
What does “Addressing Key Selection Criteria” Mean?
Key Selection Criteria are the key qualifications (if any), abilities, training, personal attributes, skills, and experience that you must have in order to do a particular job effectively. The more key selection criteria you can demonstrate that you meet, the more likely it will be that you will be short-listed for an interview.
Addressing the Key Selection Criteria does not mean viewing the Position Description and signing it, as read.
To submit a fully completed application for employment with Mentis Assist, you MUST provide 3 separate documents:
- A covering letter introducing yourself and why the position is of interest to you
- A detailed resume
- A separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria. The Key Selection Criteria can found in the Position Description for the role.
Note: If your application is not in this format your application will NOT be considered.
Addressing the Key Selection Criteria
Refer to the Position Description and create a list of the Key Selection Criteria in bold.
Think about how you meet each criteria. Write notes with specific examples of how you meet the criteria and use these notes to help you write your final response.
Use clear language with specific examples of your past work, volunteer, extra-curricular activities, student placement, or other experience to demonstrate how you meet each Key Selection Criteria
As a guide, use the “STAR” method to provide examples of how you meet the criteria. Explain the ‘Situation’ - where the relevant example came from, followed by the ‘Task’ which is your role in the example provided. Outline what ‘Action’ you took, and state the end ‘Result’.
For example - to address the key selection criteria: "experience in preparing financial reports"
As a financial officer at ZYZ Corporation, I prepared monthly budget analysis reports for the senior leadership team. The reports were delivered within required timeframes each month. I was able to advise the leadership team of potential deficits and recommend remedial actions and as a result, budget targets were met.
Where selection criteria are about ‘experience’, be specific about time frames and situations. For example: “five years’ experience working with young people with an intellectual disability in a community residential unit”.