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Mental Health Support Worker - Penrith

Challenge Community Services
  • Entry level and experienced

About us

Our vision is we aim to create a world where everybody belongs and everybody grows.

Our mission is to assist people to reach their potential through innovative and people-focused services.

Our values celebrate inclusiveness and opportunity. Our five core values are Accountability, Equity, Innovation, Integrity and Participant and young-people focused.

The role

The role of a Mental Health Support Worker in Accommodation Services is to provide support to our clients with a disability who require assistance with personal care and daily tasks; with a strong focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as autonomously as possible within a shared living and one on one environment. Residents are supported each morning and afternoon, overnight and on weekends by experienced and qualified staff.

About you

  • Is passionate about supporting clients with Mental Health and advancing and empowering the lives of others.
  • Is compassionate and demonstrates empathy.
  • Is able to handle complex or challenging situations calmly and rationally.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Well developed and effective communication, numerical and interpersonal skills with the capability to engage and develop strong relationships with clients and others.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office suite particularly MS Word and MS Outlook.
  • Ability to prioritise and demonstrates problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility with working hours including working in the evening and weekends as required.

Desirable Criteria

  • Certificate III or IV in Disability Support or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated understanding in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) processes.
  • Mental Health First Aid.

Job Benefits

In addition to competitive pay rates the successful applicant will also have access to:

  • Competitive rates + Salary Packaging options
  • Flexible working hours and negotiated extra leave.
  • Training and development opportunities.

How to apply

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