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Recovery and Rehabilitation Worker

Wellways
  • Full-time fixed-term opportunity till 30 June 2021 based at Campbelltown / Penrith / Bankstown NSW
  • Schedule B - Level 3.1 (SCHADS) per hour + salary packaging benefits + superannuation + Leave loading
  • Access to ongoing support and training/development opportunities

About this opportunity

Wellways has a number of programs providing services within the South West Sydney region, New South Wales Region consisting Mental Health Rehabilitation & Recovery Services, Psychological and Peer-Worker Services, Consumer Directed Services and a range of Peer Facilitated Education Programs.

This role will be supporting individuals across three programs; the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative, Consumer Directed Services and Carer Gateway Services. These programs are designed to work with participants who are living with mental health concerns and/or illness to address key areas of support needs so they can maintain successful tenancies and participate in their communities. This support often results in improvements in their quality of life and, most importantly, assists in their recovery from mental illness. Key outcomes will be supporting the participant to identify needs, link with appropriate services, nurture natural supports that sustain recovery and assist in the development of self-management skills.

Using Wellways' Community Recovery Model and Intentional Peer Support, the Recovery and Rehabilitation will provide intensive support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

  • Certificate IV in Health/Mental Health, &/OR Diploma/Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, or able to demonstrate working toward these qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge in working with people with mental health issues
  • Experience in building long-lasting partnerships in the community while working in collaboration with other external services
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and individuals
  • Experience in working with diverse groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, refugee groups and LGBTIQ groups will be highly regarded
  • A current and valid Driver's License
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check [less than 12 months old] and Working with Children Check, prior to commencement - or willing to obtain
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Worker Orientation Module Certificate is mandatory prior to commencement: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/support-for-workers/training-course

About Wellways

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.

To apply, click Apply Now and please ensure you attach your cover letter and resume addressing the selection criteria which can be found in the position description. To download a copy of the position description please visit our careers page & enter ref code: 5346947.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Nicola Lomax, HASI Team Leader on 0427540251

We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply. Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.

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