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Practical Support Worker – Illawarra Location

Organisation : Wellways via Big Splash

Location : NSW Regional (Illawarra, Wollongong)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Disabilities, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 28 Jan, 2020

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?
  • Full-Time, fixed-term role (30/6/2022) based in Illawarra (Wollongong).

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

About this opportunity

Wellways within the Illawarra (Wollongong) region offers outreach mental health support services through the Enhanced Adult Community Living Support Service (EACLSS). Support provided through the EACLSS program is within a recovery orientated model and aims to assist with the development of the necessary daily living skills to manage a participants mental health and recovery.

The EACLSS program offers psychosocial support aims to promote recovery, reduce social and physical isolation, reduce hospitalisations and improve a participant’s quality of life. Using Wellways’ Community Recovery Model, the Practical Support Worker will provide intensive support 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 will be supporting the participant to identify and nurture natural supports that sustain recovery and assist in the development of self-management skills.

About you

You will need:

  • Relevant qualifications or commensurate experience in working in a support role for people with a mental illness, generally a Certificate IV qualification or above.
  • Current and valid Driver’s License and are able to undertake travel.
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check and Working with Children Check.
  • You will have an in depth understanding of working within a recovery-oriented framework for Psychosocial rehabilitation

Desirable but not essential: Previous experience working within Aboriginal/Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and/or understanding of Aboriginal/CALD communities, both socially and culturally.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Wellways via Big Splash

Wellways is a nationally recognised provider of mental health, disability services and a registered NDIS service provider. We work with individuals, their families and friends to improve their wellbeing and to gain inclusion into communities, providing support through recovery, education and advocacy programs, and provide a range of innovative rehabilitation models. We are a growing organization, currently employing over 900 staff across multiple sites within VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD and the ACT.

How to apply for this role

To send an application and to download a copy of the position description please click the apply now button to visit our careers page.

For a confidential discussion about the role, we encourage you to contact Amy Bertakis – EACLSS Program Coordinator on 0417 642 698

Applications Close 28th January 2020 – Close of Business.

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.


Please quote in application: Practical Support Worker – Illawarra Location via Pro Bono Australia.

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