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Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker - Towards Home+ Frankston

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

Job posted on: 23 April, 2019.
Applications close: 06 May, 2019. (Expired)

  • Be a part of an exciting new homelessness service!
  • Work within a values based, progressive Not for Profit organisation
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation

Provide meaningful support that contributes to the understanding of the wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers

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

About the Role

  • Part Time (0.4FTE) – 2 days per week
  • Maximum Term Contract until 30 December 2020
  • Based in Frankston

Neami National have won two year’s funding for a new Victorian Government initiative called Towards Home+ as part of the Victorian Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan (2018) in Frankston, Dandenong and Geelong. Neami are establishing a Supportive Housing Team in Frankston which will be delivered in full partnership with DHHS, Launch Housing, Bolton Clarke, Uniting Care ReGen and Melbourne City Mission. Neami’s role is to provide high intensity flexible support to consumers for the duration of the program. We will support consumers to:

  • maintain their tenancy through improved daily living skills
  • gain access to clinical health and mental health services
  • engage with local community

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Worker will undertake direct support work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers at Frankston. The SEWB Worker will work within a multidisciplinary team assisting with the development and delivery of SEWB support with the aim to raise cultural awareness and knowledge. This position contributes to the understanding of the wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers.

Core duties

  • Provide direct practical support and rehabilitation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers within their community
  • Support tenancy establishment and maintenance
  • Engage consumers, their families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the region to develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Working with community partners
  • Maintain records and resources

What will you bring to the role?

  • Significant experience working with, and has connections to, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island communities
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively as part of a team, to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Experience in working with people with a psychiatric disability and complex presentations
  • High level of experience in working with homelessness and housing service system
  • Extensive experience and the ability to engage consumers and carers in a positive manner
  • A tertiary qualification or experience to a similar level in the areas of health; welfare; allied health or housing
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of the recovery model

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Car available for business use, as required
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • A Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check will be undertaken prior to commencement

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.

“Neami’s been amazing for career development. I’ve gone through several different types of roles and positions. Over the last 11 years there have been so many opportunities to engage with, and the organisation really supports people to do that”

We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. Neami National is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We are an environmentally conscious organisation.

Incentives include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible working arrangements are available
  • Pet friendly environment
How to apply for this job

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