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Mental Health Support Worker, Part Time Max Term. Derby x 2


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Job Description:

About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role
Located in Derby, you will provide practical assistance to people with mental illness to help them achieve their personal goals as part of the ICLS program. Helping clients develop better relationships with family and friends and manage their everyday tasks. Clients are assisted to access services and participate economically and socially in the community, increasing their opportunities for recovery.

You will be required to deliver coordinated, integrated and complementary support to participants living with mental health issues while aiding in their recovery journey, assisting them to building relationships and providing holistic support.

The position will be available on 12 month fixed term contract. The hours can offered as two contracts (6hrs and 10hrs per week) or one 16 hour contract per week.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support consumers to work towards achieving their individual aims
  • Support consumers to build their capacity
  • Support consumers to test eligibility and transition to the NDIS
  • Liaise and collaborate with consumers, their community and community support agencies
  • Monitor and review client’s progress through the service and against the case plan
  • Seek to understand client’s expectations
  • Sensitively ascertain information about the consumer’s health, family and cultural background
  • Coordinate the delivery of services to consumers and work with the client to utilise other referral agencies and services
Skills & Experience
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health or experience in Community Services- desirable
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate (mandatory)
  • Current Driver Licence
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs including a psycho-social disability
  • Possess a comprehensive knowledge of the issues faced by people with mental health issues

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.

Benefits
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Salary packaging
  • Career development and training opportunities

How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close Monday 17th of June 2019.
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Job ID:

8745

Location:

Derby, WA,

Title:

Mental Health Support Worker, Part Time Max Term. Derby x 2

Category:

Nonprofit-Social Services
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Posted:

13.06.2019