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Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker - Port Lincoln


Employer: Neami National
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Adelaide

Job posted on: 03 October, 2019.
Applications close: 20 October, 2019.

  • Part Time, Maximum term contract until 26 June 2020
  • Office locations: Neami Port Lincoln
  • Work within a values based, progressive Not for Profit organisation

“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”

About the role:

  • Part Time, Maximum term contract until 26 June 2020
  • Shifts are generally from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Hours of service will reflect the needs of the consumers and therefore some extended hours coverage may be expected

The Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers will work within the Intensive Home Support Services (IHBSS) program.

Neami National's work with consumers occurs within their own community of friends, family and neighbourhood. Due to the intensive nature of the role it is essential for the successful candidate to have the ability to work autonomously, work with people experiencing acute episodes of mental illness, have strong assessment and planning skills, work collaboratively with clinical partners and demonstrate strong time management skills.

Core duties:

  • IHBSS aimed at people aged 16 years over experiencing acute episodes of mental illness
  • Up to 3 months of intensive support is provided at home after leaving a hospital as a way of ‘stepping down’ or ‘stepping up’
  • Provide direct support and rehabilitation to consumers within their community
  • Working with community partners
  • Maintain records and resources
  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Collect, collate and maintain data on consumer contact

What will you bring to the role?

  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively as part of a team, to meet program goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of complex mental health and drug and alcohol issues
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Knowledge of the recovery model

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • A Suitable Vehicle – A roadworthy vehicle insured to a minimum level covering 3rd party fire and theft (comprehensive cover is recommended). The vehicle must be capable of transporting multiple passengers in a safe manner
  • Must provide a Mental Health (or equivalent Human Services, Community Services) qualification of Certificate IV level or above, or complete such a qualification within 2 years of your commencement of employment
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

About Neami National:

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our Staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.

Incentives include:

  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Excellent conditions including a monthly accrued day off, wellness and gratis leave

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then please click APPLY now before Sunday 20 October 2019.

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description please contact: James Girvan, Service Manager: 0448 365 691

Please submit your application as soon as possible. Candidates will be reviewed regularly and the position will close earlier upon the successful appointment of staff.

Supporting materials  Port Lincoln IHBSS CRSW - Sunday 20 October 2019.pdf