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Support Coordinator - Southern Melbourne Area

Employer: Me Well
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work, Administration, Health Care & Allied Health
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 25 January, 2019.
Applications close: 03 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Empower individuals to achieve their goals
  • Rewarding and challenging role
  • Help make a real difference

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about empowering and improving the lives of those living with a mental illness.

What’s on offer?

  • Full Time and Part Time (minimum 0.8FTE) positions available
  • Requirements to work across multiple sites – Frankston, Glen Waverley, Ringwood and other South Eastern or Eastern locations as required
  • Remuneration - Level 3 SCHCDS Award: Between $62,855 - $67,295 per annum (pro rata) including super, plus salary packaging up to $15k tax free pay per FBT year

As a Support Coordinator with Me Well your mission will be to empower and support people in the community living with mental illness and to assist customers in getting the most out of life.

Customers will already have been setup with a funded NDIS package, it will be your job to interpret the package and work with the customers to develop a plan to progress them towards their life goals. With no two customers or plans being the same this is a role with lots of variety. In the morning you might be out meeting with a customer to discuss their progress, in the afternoon you are on the phone to a provider making sure they are getting the help they need.

Taking a holistic approach to working with customers means you will be interacting daily with formal supports (community/health providers), informal supports (friends/family members) as well as the customer directly. In addition to your role as coach and advocate you will also be tracking budgets, writing progress reports, liaising with the NDIA and making sure everything is running to plan.

About you

As a Support Coordinator your excellent people skills coupled with your ability to coordinate and manage competing priorities will ensure your success in this role.

Your kindness, patience and persistence along with your calm resilience will help you overcome the obstacles of day to day support coordination and stay cool under pressure. Taking a coaching approach to all your interactions you understand that helping people to help themselves is an important part of empowering customers.

You will be the kind of person that can get a little creative and come up with innovative ways to help customers on their path to recovery. In addition to the people side of the role you will also have excellent administration skills, strong computer literacy, report writing and financial management abilities.

Ideally you will bring experience and/or qualifications in mental health work or social welfare - Coming from an allied health background will also be advantageous, but not essential.

You will also need:

  • A current police check (within last 6 months) – Please refer to the position description
  • Employee Working with Children Check
  • Valid VIC drivers licence
  • Willingness to participate in the DWES screening process
  • Access to a roadworthy and insured vehicle
  • Australian Working Rights

About Me Well

At Me Well, we're specialists in supporting better mental health and wellbeing. We believe that everyone can pursue a meaningful life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

What separates us is our experience providing specialist mental health services and our passion for supporting you to work towards your personal recovery goals. As a division of Neami National, we draw on 30 years’ of experience as one of Australia’s largest and most innovative mental health providers.

Our support services are underpinned by values of authenticity, quality, responsiveness, kindness and hope. The Me Well team embody these values and are passionate about supporting you to make positive changes to your health and wellbeing.

As a Not-For-Profit you will be working for an organisation that values people from all walks of life with rich and varied skills from all sectors and professional backgrounds.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.