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Community Support Worker - Wujal Wujal

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 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 & Responsibilities

This is an Identified Position and therefore, we are only accepting applications from candidates that identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Please note: This is a permanent part-time max-term position until 30th June, 2021.

The purpose of the Community Support Worker is to provide group and individual one to one psychosocial support services which focus on client – determination, empowerment, hope and belief that recovery from a mental illness is possible. 

The roster for this Wujal Wujal based position will be between Monday and Friday - approx. 30 hours per week.

The incumbent will work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and will need to demonstrate culture understanding and knowledge of issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

If the incumbent is not an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, Life Without Barriers first preference is a reference from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation (ACCO), who can verify knowledge and experience against the selection criteria. If not possible, Life Without Barriers will consider a reference from a respected Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person known to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Life Without Barriers staff member from the office recruiting.

Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in a State or territory legislation and permitted as a ‘special measure’ under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Skills & Experience

  • Current First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain prior to employment (essential)
  • Current unrestricted driver licence, access to own vehicle with comprehensive insurance (essential)
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a mental health issue
  • Previous experience in working with people who have a mental health issue and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs including a psychiatric disability

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Join a passionate team who truly care about their local community
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Competitive hourly rate and salary packaging options
  • Make a difference in the lives of our participants  

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au with the subject heading CSW Strong Mob enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

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

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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