- Job posted on: 9th Apr 2021
- Applications close:
SCHADS level 4.1, schedule B ($36.62 per hour)
Are you looking for a rewarding career?
Are you passionate about working with people?
Thought about providing Mental Health support and assistance to those in need?
Join us in supporting individuals to live a fulfilling and meaningful life in their own community!
Newly created, the Service Navigator role exists to improve accessibility to the health system for people with severe mental illness and associated psychosocial disorders.
Building and drawing upon Wellways' Community Recovery Model, the Service Navigator will establish and enhance coordinated referral processes to support consumer access to psychosocial, clinical and primary healthcare. This will include the development and distribution of up-to-date and detailed information resources to assist consumers to access General Practitioners (GPs), Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), and well as community support services focused on psychosocial support needs such as housing, employment, education, family support and financial matters. The Service Navigator will work closely with NDIS Local Area Coordinators and the Murrumbidgee Local Health District to gather and disseminate information on local services and identify service gaps.
You will need relevant qualifications or commensurate experience in working in a support role for people with a mental illness, generally a Certificate IV qualification or above. You will need a current and valid Driver's License and are able to undertake travel. You will also need a satisfactory Police Records Check and Working with Children Check as well as the NDIS Worker Screening Check.
Desirable but not essential: Previous experience working within Aboriginal/Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and/or understanding of Aboriginal/CALD communities, both socially and culturally. Experience working with older people will also be looked on favourably.
Wellways is a nationally recognised provider of mental health, disability services and a registered NDIS service provider. We work with individuals, their families and friends to improve their wellbeing and to gain inclusion into communities, providing support through recovery, education and advocacy programs, and provide a range of innovative rehabilitation models. We are a growing organisation, currently employing over 900 staff across multiple sites within VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD and the ACT.
Please complete an online application and view the position description via the Apply Now button.
For a confidential discussion about the role, we encourage you to contact Marnie Lenehan - Coordinator on 0437 084 468
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience are encouraged 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.