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Mental Health Support Worker - Wellington

Wellways Australia
  • Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)
  • Full time, fixed term opportunity (30th June 2022) based in Wellington, NSW
  • $30.03 per hour (SCHADS Level 2.2, Schedule B) + superannuation + salary packaging benefits + leave loading
  • Thought about providing Mental Health support and assistance to those in need?

About this opportunity

The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) is designed to work with participants to address key areas that support people who have mental health issues so they can maintain successful tenancies and participate in their communities. Using Wellways' Community Recovery Model, the Support Worker will provide practical support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative and work with participants to address key areas that support the development of decision making skills, social skills, independent living skills, community access, healthy lifestyle, self-identity, self-esteem and resilience.

A key outcome of the program will be supporting the participant to identify and nurture natural supports that sustain recovery, and to assist in the development of self-management skills.

Using Wellways' Community Recovery Model, the Support Worker will provide intensive support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative.

About you

Your flexibility to work a fortnightly rotating roster is critical to this role. Previous experience working within Aboriginal/Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and/or understanding of Aboriginal/CALD communities, both socially and culturally, will be highly regarded.

What do you need?

  • Relevant qualifications or commensurate experience in working in a support role for people with a mental illness, generally a Certificate III qualification or above
  • Current valid Driver's License and the ability to undertake travel for the role
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check [less than 6 months old] and Working with Children Check, prior to commencement
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Worker Orientation Module Certificate is mandatory prior to commencement: www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/support-for-workers/training-course
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Covid Vaccination Certificate or valid medical exemption

In return, you will be provided with ongoing support and development opportunities. Work within a friendly, supportive and like-minded team sharing the same values and passion for working with people. You will also have access to employee benefits such as learning and development opportunities and access to our Employee Assistance Program.

"We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply."

How to Apply

To download a copy of the position description please visit our Careers page (www.wellways.org/careers-wellways).

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Kelly Heller - Program Coordinator on 0438 394 277.

The health and safety of Wellways participants and employees is our highest priority and all Wellways roles are covered by directives that require mandatory COVID vaccinations. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption prior to commencement.

Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people.

All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.​

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