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Community Support Worker - IPRSS - Whyalla

UnitingSA
  • Permanent Part Time position
  • SCHDS Award Level 3
  • Supportive and friendly working environment 

IPRSS is a well-established and dynamic provider of support services for people living with a mental illness in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide. 

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a Community Support Worker to join our Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation Support Services (IPRSS) team, and support people with a mental health disability to provide a range of non-clinical psychosocial rehabilitation options. The successful applicant responsible for providing individualised psychosocial rehabilitation support that is goal focused, individually tailored and at a level of intensity appropriate to the Client’s needs. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide a range of goal-oriented support services that enable consumers to achieve their goals (including independent living in the community, personal care, community engagement, self-care, shopping, budgeting, safety and family contact).
  • Work with consumers to develop individual support and/or goal plans, as per assessment tools as required, within agreed timeframes.
  • Work with clients to develop and achieve individual plans and goals.
  • Observe and report on clients ‘health and wellbeing’ concerns and assist clients to review clients Service Plans goals.

The successful candidate will have a Degree or Diploma in Human Services or Minimum Certificate IV in Community Services, Disability, Mental Health or related field, and experience in working with individuals with multiple and complex psychosocial needs. 

You will be able to work autonomously, as well as be a team player and have the flexibility and initiative to manage changing priorities. 

About UnitingSA

UnitingSA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides aged care, housing and community services to over 16,000 people across regional and metropolitan South Australia. With more than 1000 employees and volunteers, UnitingSA delivers high quality services to people from diverse backgrounds as we strive towards our vision of a compassionate, respectful and just community in which all people participate and flourish. 

Culture and Benefits

A career with UnitingSA will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of people in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of respect, compassion, courage and integrity.

We ensure our staff are well supported, celebrated and compensated through:

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year.
  • “Together we can” Workplace Wellness Program (including leadership development, counselling support, special leave provisions, flexible work arrangements, physio program)
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • Professional development and study leave

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our advertised vacancies. 

Due to COVID-19, UnitingSA are taking necessary precautions to minimise the risk to our candidates and employees throughout the recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an online video interview, this will not disadvantage any candidates who wish to apply with us.

To view the Job Description, please visit our website at unitingsa.com.au.

Contact Person: Cassandra Pollifrone
Contact Number: 84402148

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