- Job posted on: 19th Mar 2019
- Applications close:
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.
We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.
Operating under a consortium initiative, Life Without Barriers has formed partnerships with a number of organisations to implement the Interim National Psycho-Social Measure (NPSM). The measure is funded by the Department of Health (DoH) through the Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN) to provide psycho-social support services to assist people with severe mental illness who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The objectives of the NPSM are to provide psycho-social support services, and equity in service availability while reducing the need for intense and acute health services including access to hospital.
Services have a client focus; self- determination, empowerment, hope and belief that recovery from a mental illness is possible.
We are recruiting Community Rehabilitation Support Workers to join our Mental Health team in the NPSM. We have multiple positions based across northern metropolitan Adelaide, full time and or part time positions are available, contracted until June 30th 2019 with the potential for extension.
The successful candidate will deliver flexible psycho-social rehabilitation and support to adults which enhance both life skills and citizenship. Services are delivered within the framework of recovery. Support services comprise of home based outreach and connection of clients with their local community.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).