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Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker

Neami National

Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society

About the Role

  • Parental Leave Backfill Position
  • 7 day rotating roster

The Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers will work within the Intensive Home Support Services (IHBSS) program. IHBSS is aimed at people aged 16 years and over who have experienced acute episodes of mental illness. In practice, people often have a range of other complex needs as well. Each person is provided with up to three months of intensive support in their home either after leaving a hospital as a way of ‘stepping down’, or ‘stepping up’ to receiving support as a way to avoid a hospital admission. Referrals are made through community mental health teams.

Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers provide a range of rehabilitation and support to consumers, tailored to meet their individual needs. You will work closely with clinical case managers and other community partner organisations in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers.

Core duties

  • Provide direct support and rehabilitation to consumers within their community
  • Working with community partners
  • Maintain records and resources
  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Collect, collate and maintain data on consumer contact

What will you bring to the role?

  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively as part of a team, to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of complex mental health and drug and alcohol issues.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Knowledge of the recovery model

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our Staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.

“Neami’s been amazing for career development. I’ve gone through several different types of roles and positions. Over the last 11 years there have been so many opportunities to engage with, and the organisation really supports people to do that”

We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. Neami National is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We are an environmentally conscious organisation.

Incentives include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply:

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the attached position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description please contact Rebecca Ljubic, Service Manager on (08) 8714 9040.

No recruitment agencies candidates need apply.

We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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