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Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker - Port Pirie

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

Job posted on: 16 January, 2019.
Applications close: 25 January, 2019. (Expired)

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

About the Role

  • Full Time, Maternity leave back fill cover until 30 June 2019 (with the possibility of an extension until September 2019 subject to funding)
  • Based in Port Pirie
  • Working hours are generally from 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • IHBSS is able to provide service 7 days a week from 8am-8pm 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.

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 a monthly accrued day off, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pet friendly environment
How to apply for this job

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