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Recovery and Rehabilitation Worker - Cooma

Wellways Australia
  • Be part of a large, recognised provider of mental health and disability services in Australia
  • Part time (0.8), fixed term position (30/6/2022) based in Cooma, NSW
  • Rewarding role in a community setting
  • Access to ongoing support and training/development opportunities
  • Attractive Salary Packaging benefits available

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. Our Practice Frameworks identify a range of tools and processes to assist participants to develop the confidence and capacity to manage their own wellbeing; equip family and friends with information and skills; and engage community members as mentors and supports.

Under the support and direction of the Coordinator- Recovery & Rehabilitation Services, this role works with the team and other key internal and external stakeholders in the ongoing development and effective implementation of program plans. Using Wellways' Community Recovery Model, the Recovery and Rehabilitation Worker will provide intensive support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative.

Wellways is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people who are Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, are from a non-English speaking background, LGBTQI+ or have a disability to apply.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Disability, Age Care or similar discipline
  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge in working with people with mental health issues
  • Experience in building long lasting partnerships in the community while working in collaboration with other external services
  • Be comfortable working independently as well as an active team member
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and individuals
  • experience in working with diverse groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, refugee groups and LGBTIQ groups will be highly regarded
  • An understanding of and genuine commitment to social inclusion
  • Ability to travel - This role will involve regular travel to provide services throughout the Southern NSW region.

Pre-employment requirements

  • Evidence of working rights within Australia such as a passport or birth certificate
  • A current valid Driver's License
  • National Police Records Check (less than 12 months old)
  • Working with Children Check (Current or willing to obtain prior to employment)
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Evidence of full COVID 19 vaccination, or a medical exemption from a registered medical professional

Benefits & Culture

Wellways supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where everyone can imagine and achieve their goals to their fullest potential. This is your opportunity to join a nationally recognised organisation with over 2,000 staff members across 93 sites where you can gain access to ongoing support and opportunity for career development.

  • Join a brand new and supportive team
  • Onsite formal clinical supervision
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 per annum
  • An Employee Assistance Program which aims to support and empower employees and their loved ones

For a full list of our staff benefits, visit our careers page.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

The health and safety of Wellways participants and employees is our highest priority and all Wellways roles 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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