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​​​​​​The Opportunity

In this role, you will be responsible for the leadership and supervision of a team of Community Support and Lived Experienced Workers, and the day-to-day operation and development of service delivery. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the psychosocial impacts of mental illness on a person’s life, and sound understanding of the concept of trauma informed practice and recovery models.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and support to Community Support Workers, Lived Experience Workers and placement students.
  • Provide active guidance to staff confronting complex consumer issues or systems.
  • Provide a range of goal-oriented support services that enable consumers with complex needs to achieve their goals.
  • Work with consumers with complex needs to develop individual support or goal plans and to achieve those plans and goals.
  • Process referrals according to the needs of the consumer and the capacity of workers and the program.

The successful candidate will have relevant qualifications in Human Services (degree in Social Work or equivalent preferred) and considerable experience in working in community services and models of assessment, planning, intervention and review.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who can develop and manage a positive team culture which embraces diversity, and establish and maintain effective community networks.

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 https://unitingsa.com.au/.

Cass Pollifrone, P&C Advisor
8440 2148

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