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Senior Support Worker

Employer: Open Minds
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Care & Support Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 09 August, 2019.
Applications close: 10 September, 2019.

  • Full time permanent position
  • Metro North (Taringa and Redcliffe)

This is a great opportunity to be part of an organisation that has great values and supports ongoing learning. In this role, you will have opportunities to make a positive difference to the lives of the clients you support, working across our Taringa and Redcliffe hub.

To be successful for the position, you must have worked with clients with complex mental health needs and have previously held supervisory/ mentoring roles.

Key requirements:

  • Prior experience of working with complex needs/dual diagnosis/challenging behaviours
  • Understanding and implementing strategies related to restrictive practices / PBSP /ITOs and Forensic Orders
  • Ability to follow strategies that have been implemented including responding to challenging behaviour
  • Ability to complete Risk Management plans and Personal Support Plans
  • Skills in supervising and guiding other staff in appropriate support strategies as well as providing support services personally

Open Minds is a not-for-profit organisation with a network of over 450 employees extending through Qld and NSW, working predominantly in NDIS.

Our People:

We recruit passionate people who are driven by the thrill of being part of our client’s recovery journey - helping them kick goals and achieve success! We believe that curiosity, connectedness and integrity are the values that enable our clients to have contributing and fulfilling lives. Open Minds is more than a career, it’s a calling for making a difference and therefore – only those with likeminded values should apply.

Our commitment to you:

  • Culturally safe working environment
  • Investment into your professional development
  • Strong leaders, who are passionate and foster great teams and drive engagement
  • Level 4
  • Leave loading 17.5%
  • Option to salary sacrifice up to $15,900

Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider. Our team works to enhance mental health and wellbeing by delivering tailored supports to people living with mental ill health, disability or acquired brain injury.

‘A 100 years of care’ and we’re proud of it.

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How to apply for this job

How do I become an Open Minds Team Member?

Simply follow these 3 easy steps:

  • Step 1: Click here to apply!
  • Step 2: Answer a few basic questions telling us what you are looking for
  • Step 3: Complete the short online assessment sent to your inbox

To enable us to process your application all 3 steps will need to be completed.