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Program Worker

Wellways Australia

Wellways is committed to reconciliation, lived experience and inclusivity. We strongly encourage and warmly welcome people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a lived experience of mental health and disability and people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to apply. Even if you only meet some of the criteria, we'd love to hear from you.

About the opportunity

You will utilise this rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the lives of community members. As a program worker, you will work towards recovery through developing individual recovery plans with participants which incorporate individual goals focusing on skill and knowledge development. These will be regularly monitored and updated. To meet the goals identified to ensure social inclusion, you will work to provide direct support to participants.

Wellways offers a range of services to assist participants in their journey to recovery, your role includes encourage participants to use them to achieve their goals. A great part of your role will be working actively with participants to plan their exit from the program and assist in building longer term support networks.

To be successful in this role

Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will go hand in hand with your demonstrated alignment with Wellways values. You will hold a relevant qualification or demonstrated experience and skills in providing high-quality recovery-orientated services to people experiencing mental health challenges.

You will also need:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in a social science or related discipline
  • Prior experience working within the Mental Health industry or community-based organisation
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written including the ability to complete reports.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Current valid Driver's License and the ability to undertake travel for the role
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Right to Work within Australia
  • Satisfactory National Police Records Check

About Us

Wellways connects people, strengthens families, and transforms communities for individuals of all ages experiencing disabilities or challenges to their social and emotional wellbeing. A leading for purpose mental health and disability support organisation operating nationally, our services span mental health, disability and community care and reach more than 7000 people each year!

Working with a diverse range of people, Wellways creates an inclusive community where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential.

What we offer

  • A purpose driven culture where people can thrive, everyone is respected, and differences are valued
  • An equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 enables you to spend a portion of your salary before it is taxed to pay for things like rent, mortgage repayments, car leasing
  • Meal and Entertainment allowance via salary packaging up to $2,650 per annum
  • Receive 17.5% leave loading every time you take annual leave
  • Paid parental leave after 12 months of ongoing employment
  • Access for you and your family to our Employee Assistance Program

For a confidential discussion about the role, we encourage you to contact Kylie Delaney on 03 6169 0631

Once you APPLY click here for a copy of the position description

Wellways is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. Successful applicants must undergo a comprehensive screening process prior to their commencement.

If you'd like to know more about our reconciliation commitment, click here Reconciliation | Wellways

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