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Senior Practice Leader - STSH Penrith

Neami National

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

About the Role

  • Full Time, Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2022
  • CSD Level 4 from $84,003 - $87,806 per annum + super

This position will oversee the Sustaining Tenancies in Social Housing (STSH) program based in Neami Penrith. The STSH program is aimed at working with clients whose tenancies are considered at risk that are referred by DCJ Housing. The program will assist the clients in understanding their needs and developing collaborative support plans to address their needs and the risk factors associated with their tenancies.

In this role, you will:

  • Establish and implement the new STSH program, as well as the ongoing management
  • Work in close partnership with the Service Manager and Regional Manager to provide leadership, practice development and coaching sessions to service delivery staff
  • Provide instruction and guidance on practice issues to a team of Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers
  • Establish and maintain strong working partnerships with key stakeholders to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers

About You

Our ideal candidate will have broad experience in the delivery of mental health support services and the ability to inspire, motivate and coach staff to deliver these. We seek an enthusiastic and positive person to provide practice guidance, supervision and support. We require someone with the ability to work independently.

The values, skills, attributes and commitment of our staff are key to our success and reputation as a national mental health service that provides high quality support services to people living with a mental illness.

Further depth is brought by those from diverse cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal heritage, and those with lived experiences of mental illness and recovery, all of whom are strongly encouraged to apply for any roles that match their skills and interest.

You will have:

  • Strong leadership capability
  • Excellent casework skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor staff in this area
  • Possess an understanding of reporting requirements
  • Previous experience from similar programs to draw upon

Mandatory requirements

  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • 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.

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)


The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description below.

If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Stephen Suttie, Regional Manager: 0435 105 046.

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.

No recruitment agency candidates will be accepted for this position.

A position description is attached.

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