- Job posted on: 16th Sep 2020
- Applications close:
Candella is a not-for-profit community mental health organisation providing services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Our Wellbeing Facilitators provide recovery-oriented mental health outreach services to more than 700 people all around Melbourne. Our workforce is as diverse as the people we support. We encourage applications from people who have a lived experience of mental health challenges, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders, and people belonging to diverse cultures and identity groups.
We pride ourselves on having a high level of workforce satisfaction. In our February 2020 workforce survey, when we asked our staff, On a scale of 1 to 5, how satisfied are you working at Candella?, the average response was 4.3.
Everyone who works for Candella is an employee, not a subcontractor, so you don't need an ABN, and you will receive all the entitlements and protections available to employees under Australian employment law.
We also offer all staff generous salary packaging. Salary packaging means you don't pay income tax on a portion of your income. You can package up to $15,900 per year as a Candella employee.
For successful candidates, our next half-day virtual induction session will take place in mid October (date TBC)
At Candella, we turn up to work each day so that the people who use our services will end up with a better quality of life: more independent, more socially connected, healthier, happier, and with a greater sense of optimism and self-belief.
The word facilitate is key our approach. A facilitator is someone who greases the wheels of change, not someone who takes control or takes charge. We believe that all people have the right to set their own direction in life, and we give them the space to make progress on their own terms, in their own way, at their own pace. We are not here to fix people, or change them, or tell them what to do. We are here to help them on their way, whichever way that is.
If this resonates with you, keep reading, you may be kind of the person we are searching for.
When you start with Candella, we will begin to connect you with requests for service from customers in your area. You can decide which requests to accept, and you can decide when to be available for appointments with customers. This means you have substantial control over where you work, when you work, and how much you work.
It is demand-driven work, so it can take some time to build up to your desired hours per week. Most new Wellbeing Facilitators attain their desired workload within 4 weeks of their induction.
You will work with each customer to provide individual support for an agreed number of hours per week. This means you will have your own case-load to manage, providing consistency of support for the customer and routine for you where possible.
To give you a sense for what your job might look like on a day-to-day basis, here are a few examples of work we have been doing recently with our customers:
Candella is a mobile organisation, with no physical office locations. You will work mostly independently, but if you need extra support or guidance, you can call your assigned Lead Wellbeing Facilitator (senior practitioner) to discuss or debrief about practice issues.
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment, with policies, procedures, and systems in place to maintain the physical and mental wellbeing of all employees.
To apply, complete the application form via the Apply now button.
We will begin to contact strong applicants before the closing date, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, only applicants who are progressed to the phone screen stage will be contacted.
If you have questions about the position, call (03) 8372 0403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Wellbeing Facilitators - Various Locations enquiry via EthicalJobs.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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