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Mental Health Support Worker - Broome

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

As a Mental Health Support Worker (also called Disability Support Worker Mental Health) you will be supporting NDIS psychosocial clients in the community and in Support Independent Living accommodation. You will provide practical assistance by helping individuals achieve their personal goals, develop better relationships with family and friends and manage their everyday tasks. These clients may experience challenging behaviours and engage in high risk behaviours.

Our new team members must be both adaptable and flexible with a gentle, caring nature and have demonstrated experience working with clients with complex needs and challenging behaviours.

We have part-time contracts available and our preference would be someone who is available to flex up to full time hours on a 24/7 roster as the service grows.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support consumers to work towards achieving their individual aims
  • Support in day to day living, promoting cooking, housekeeping, hygiene, shopping etc.
  • Support consumers to build their capacity
  • Liaise and collaborate with consumers, their community and community support agencies
  • Monitor and review client’s progress through the service and against the case plan
  • Utilise positive behaviour strategies
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health or working towards
  • Experience interacting or working with people who have complex needs including a psycho-social disability
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module certificate
  • Current Driver Licence

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Excellent tax benefits through salary packaging
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au.

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 here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA).

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