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Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker - Supportive Housing Team - Geelong

Neami National
  • Be a part of an exciting homelessness service!
  • Work within a values-based, progressive Not for Profit organisation
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation

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

About the Role

  • Full Time, Maximum Term Contract until 31 December 2020
  • $61,529 - $66,116 p.a. (pro-rata) excluding super
  • Towards Home+ service based in Geelong

Towards Home+ as part of the Victorian Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan (2018), has the following new suite of services:

  • Assertive outreach team with flexible brokerage
  • Supportive housing team
  • Modular Unit Support

As a Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, you will provide assertive outreach support to people who are homeless and sleeping rough. This includes intensive, flexible, responsive, client-focused support with the aim of assisting clients to successfully sustain housing, improve physical and mental health and develop connections within the local community.

Core duties

  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Intensive case management support to people sleeping rough
  • Intensive assistance to access accommodation
  • Intensive post-settlement support
  • Referral and linkage to relevant support services
  • Secondary Consultation
  • Collect, collate and maintain data on consumer contact

What will you bring to the role?

  • Experience in working with people with a psychiatric disability and complex presentations
  • Extensive experience in working with homelessness
  • A clear ability to work within and to develop strong collaborative relationships
  • Extensive experience and the ability to engage consumers and carers in a positive manner
  • The ability to set and maintain clear professional boundaries
  • A commitment to consumers’ rights and to consumers’ active participation in planning their service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the recovery model
  • Computer skills

Mandatory requirements:

  • A tertiary qualification or experience to a similar level in the areas of health; welfare; allied health or housing
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Fully Insured and Registered vehicle ready for work use (if required)
  • A Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check will be undertaken prior to commencement

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.

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
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the Position Description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description please contact:

Name: Susan Taylor, Service Manager Towards Home+ Geelong

Phone number: 0438 641 951

Click Here to ApplyClosing Date: Sunday 31 May 2020.

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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