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Support Workers - Supportive Housing - Frankston

Neami National

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

About the Role

  • 2 X Part Time position (0.8 FTE)
    • Community Rehabilitation Support Worker (CRSW) OR
    • Peer Support Worker (PSW)
  • CSD Level 2 from $63,670 - $68,264 p.a (pro rata) + super + salary packaging + employee benefits!
  • Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2023
  • Location: Supportive Housing Frankston

Based in Dandenong and Frankston, the Supportive Housing Team will work with individuals to establish and maintain tenancy, supporting them to identify barriers to maintaining tenancy, develop skills necessary for long term accommodation and self- management, connect with family, culture and community networks and via a collaborative shared care planning approach, engage with primary health, mental health, vocational and other support services. The service will operate Monday to Friday and use an assertive approach to actively engage with individuals.

Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers(CRSW) provide a range of rehabilitation and support to consumers, tailored to meet their individual needs. Neami National's work with consumers occurs within their own community of friends, family and neighbourhood. You will work closely with clinical case managers and other community partner organisations in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers. Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers at Neami National function within a collaborative team approach and are supported by regular opportunities to reflect upon their practice and access comprehensive training and development.

Peer Support Workers (PSW) are integral members of the team and draw on their lived experience of homelessness and/ or mental health recovery, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery. You must have a lived experience of your and a rich understanding of your own processes of recovery. You must be willing to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery.

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 and housing service system.
  • Lived experience of homelessness and/ or mental health recovery (if applying for PSW role)
  • 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:

  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Drivers licence
  • A fully insured, 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 88% 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
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, 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 relevant position description - CRSW or PSW. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or Position Description, please contact:

Name: Amanda Williams, Service Manager Towards Home. Phone number: 0419 904 957.

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.

A position description is attached.

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