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Community Rehabilitation Support Worker - Northern PARC

Neami National

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

  • Work within a values based, progressive, Not for Profit organisation
  • Support young people in overcoming mental health barriers
  • Run engaging groups to impart independent living skills

About the Role

  • Casual Position
  • 7-day rotating roster (including sleep over shifts)
  • Preston location

The Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) Service, based in Preston, is a ten bed sub-acute facility that provides an option for people who are becoming unwell or are still recovering from an acute illness and need a short period of additional support and consolidation to complement their treatment and support. During their stay consumers are assisted to develop a wellness plan including relapse prevention. The staff team at the PARC will consist of a Manager, a Senior Practice Leader and a number of Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers (CRSW’s) and is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The operation of PARC operates a 7-day rotating roster of morning and afternoon shifts. Shift allowances and penalties apply.

Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers provide a range of rehabilitation and support to consumers, which are tailored to meet their individual needs. Community Support Workers at Neami National work within a team approach and are supported by regular opportunities to reflect upon their practice.

Core duties

  • Provide direct support and rehabilitation to consumers within a short-term residential setting
  • Working with community partners
  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Work closely with clinical case managers in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers
  • 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”

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)
  • Flexible working arrangements are available
  • Pet friendly environment, and therapy animals on site every day!

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