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Support Workers, Housing Assistance and Support Initiative – HASI

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Location : New South Wales (Wagga Wagga)

Organisation : Wellways

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 20-09-2017

About the Role

  • Are you looking for a rewarding career?
  • Are you passionate about working with people?
  • Thought about providing Mental Health support and assistance to those in need?

Join us in supporting individuals to live a fulfilling and meaningful life in their own community!

 

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.

About you

You possess relevant qualifications or commensurate experience in working in a support role for people with a mental illness, generally a Certificate IV qualification or above, as per the Key Performance Indicators listed in the position description. Satisfactory Police Records Check, Current and valid driver’s license and Working with Vulnerable People’s Check, prior to commencement is essential. 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.

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; and
  • have access to employee benefits such as learning and development opportunities and access to our Employee Assistance Program.

Individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer, are encouraged to apply!

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 the Organisation

Organisation Name : Wellways

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.

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