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Mentoring & Personalised Support Services Workers - Hobart

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 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

The purpose of the Mentoring and Personalised Support Services (MAPPS Worker) is to engage and support children and their families in southern Tasmania, across areas of child safety, mental health and education, and developing individually tailored goals and action plans aimed at addressing identified needs.  The MAPSS Worker proactively works with families to build capacity, identify strengths, and develop and maintain a positive parent - child relationship.  We are looking to fill these roles on a part time basis, based in Hobart, for a maximum term of six months, with some potential to be extended. Shifts can be expected to be Monday to Friday, from 1pm to 6pm, and at other times as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing services to children, young people, adults and families working across child safety services, mental health, disability and education and developing individually tailored goals and action plans;
  • Providing timely reporting to applicable line manager including; outlining activities and progress toward identified goals.
  • Assisting program participant in accessing recreational, vocational and educational activities and life skill development in line with program participant plans and funding body agreements.
  • Promoting and encouraging positive relationships with peers and other persons significant to the program participant and develop and maintain social skills that assist in building personal networks;
  • With relevant training and close supervision; facilitate the delivery of the Parenting under Pressure (PUP) program including participant assessment;
  • Assisting the program participant in making choices and decisions about their personalised program delivery.

Skills & Experience

  • Current first aid certificate and drivers licence
  • Good oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to children and young people with a disability, and children and young people with extreme behaviours and complex needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families and/or groups from trauma informed, strength-based and culturally appropriate perspectives.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working With Vulnerable People Registration.

How to Express your Interest

Send us your resume and covering letter (which should tell us what you would bring to the role of MAPSS Worker) in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact lisa.hurd@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Mentoring & Personalised Support Services Workers - Hobart enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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