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Community Rehabilitation Support Workers

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Generous Salary Packaging Options available
  • Part Time (FTE 0.7) until June 2022 with potential for extension, Adelaide metro region.

About the Organisation

Almost half of Australian adults will experience a mental health illness at some point in their life. You can make a meaningful difference to the Australian community by joining the Life Without Barriers team. Our mental health teams provide client-led, recovery-orientated mental health support, creating positive change in such a vital industry.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not-for-profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people, and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

The Community Recovery Support Worker will work within the National Psycho-Social Measure (NPSM). The measure is aimed at people with severe mental illness who are not eligible for assistance through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The objectives of the NPSM are to provide psychosocial support services, and equity in service availability while reducing the need for intense and acute health services including access to hospital.

Services have a client focus; self-determination, empowerment, hope and belief that recovery from a mental illness is possible.

The successful candidates will deliver flexible psychosocial recovery support to adults which enhances both life skills and citizenship. Services are delivered within the framework of recovery.  Support services include home based outreach and connection of clients with their local community.

NPSM is provided on weekdays from 9 am till 5 pm, however, there may be times when we are required to work outside of these times.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support clients to develop their own support plans.
  • Engage clients and develop trusting and professional relationships.
  • Work together with clients, their community and community support agencies such as mental health, housing, and other services to ensure an integrated and timely service.
  • Monitor and review clients' progress through the service and against their support plan and provide up to date progress reports to the partner organisations.
  • Sensitively ascertain information about the clients’ health, family, and cultural background. 

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Mental Health or equivalent.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds with specific reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs including psychosocial disability.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the issues faced by people with mental health issues.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Recovery Framework and the underlying principles.
  • Current Drivers Licence and willingness to use own suitable vehicle.

This position will be required to undergo probity checks including criminal record checks and working with children check.

Benefits

  • Competitive wage rate + superannuation
  • Excellent salary sacrificing tax benefits incl. Meal Entertainment, novated leasing
  • Discounted - health insurance, vehicle purchase, hire and servicing plus more
  • Free mental health support to employees and family members - EAP
  • Diverse and Inclusive organisation

How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact lisa.hurd@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Community Rehabilitation Support Workers enquiry via EthicalJobs

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. If you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face-to- face interview.

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