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Recovery Worker

Richmond Wellbeing
  • Provide holistic and recovery based support to young people suffering from mental distress
  • Ongoing contract | Full-time
  • Based in Queens Park

About us

Richmond Wellbeing (RW) is a leading values-based organisation providing mental health services for consumers across Western Australia. We offer supported accommodation along with a wide range of community services including NDIS support. At the heart of our organisation is an ethos and commitment to support everyone in the community to live a valued and fulfilling life.

About the Service

This service is an 8 beds 24 hrs 7 days a week facility, scheduled to open end of May 2021. The service will be led by Richmond Wellbeing, in partnership with Anglicare WA and Cyrenian House. The unique combination of skills and experience that each of these agencies brings will ensure that the service is firmly grounded in contemporary practices in mental health and AOD recovery, youth work, and addressing homelessness. The service will assist young people to transition from homelessness to more independent living, by working with them to improve wellbeing (functioning) and reduce difficulties that limit their independence.

About the role

We are currently seeking a passionate, experienced, and skilled Recovery Worker to join our team. The mental health recovery program delivers high quality and efficient services by providing person centred, individualised support to residents, drawing upon their existing support networks on their road to recovery.

In this role Recovery Worker will be responsible for supporting and enabling consumers to confidently embark on a journey of recovery and to attain the kind of life they desire.

Your other key responsibilities include;

  • Promote and encourage contemporary attitude and understanding of personal recovery and Person Centred practices.
  • Family members, carers and people of significance to the consumer are identified and included as directed by the individual.
  • Recovery from mental distress enabling individualised Keywork programs are prepared and implemented
  • Provide holistic services that focus on total wellbeing, including physical health, and according to the six Mental Health Outcome Areas as per MHC policy.
  • Assist Recovery Support Workers with the implementation of actions towards goals as identified on the consumer’s recovery plan.
  • Support the planning and implementation of recovery-based support groups.
  • Support consumer participation in developing and facilitating groups with the aim towards co-production and consumer led groups.
  • Actively participate in required internal meetings, supervision sessions/practice reflection sessions and training.
  • Supervise medication administration.

We are offering a full time position with shifts starting at 12pm during the week with morning start on the weekend.

Why Work for Richmond Wellbeing

Richmond Wellbeing provides a culturally safe and inclusive working environment that values and includes staff of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, and abilities. In addition to providing high quality professional development and a supportive work environment, we also offer:

  • Additional Birthday and Wellbeing day leave.
  • Benefits of not for profit salary packaging.
  • An extensive Training & Education department to further develop your skills in mental health practice and career progression opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

About you

You will possess the following key attributes:

  • A minimum, Diploma of Mental Health or university qualification in social work, psychology, OT, health or other relevant human services discipline.
  • Significant experience working in the Mental Health sector.
  • Experience in facilitating therapeutic groups.
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma, the ability to articulate this and its impact on behaviour and choices in order to progress a residents Recovery.
  • Ability to initiate and facilitate a Recovery journey with mental health consumers.
  • Ability to develop Safeguard Plans with Residents.
  • The ability to engage with stakeholders including Carer’s, family members and significant others.
  • Experience working in a residential service.
  • Current working with children check.
  • Lived experience of mental health recovery or has family members of people with a lived experience of Recovery is desirable.

Have questions?

To make confidential enquiries, please contact recruitment@rw.org.au, using the subject line: Recovery Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Richmond Wellbeing reserves the right to close this position prior to the closing date.

Richmond Wellbeing welcomes and celebrates individuals from all diverse groups and backgrounds. Our workplace actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people.

To view the position description, visit www.rw.org.au/about-us/join-us.

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