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Coach – NewAccess Program

Organisation : Wellways via BigSplash

Location : VIC Regional (Wodonga)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Development, Indigenous, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 24 Jan, 2021

About the role

  • Five part time (0.5FTE), fixed term (to 31 December 2021) opportunities, based across Benalla, Wangaratta and Wodonga
  • $61k-$65k annual salary + superannuation + generous salary packaging benefits + leave loading
  • Unique opportunity to kick start a career in the growing and secure mental health sector

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to give back to bushfire affected communities?

NewAccess is a program licenced by Beyondblue and is designed for people passionate about the mental health of their community to commence a career in the mental health sector. A once in a lifetime opportunity to kick start your new career, no qualifications are required, you will be provided full training and have an ongoing, regular supervision.

About the program

Wellways are thrilled to be delivering NewAccess in NorthEast Victoria. The bushfires of 2019/2020 sent shockwaves through the community and found many struggling to cope. NewAccess was developed and is licenced by Beyondblue, it is an adaption of the Increased Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) model. The program is a free mental health coaching program, utilising Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practices, designed to provide accessible, quality services for anyone finding it hard to manage life stress. For more information about NewAccess visit: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/newaccess/about-newaccess

About the role

Are you a community minded person who is looking to give back to bushfire affected communities, but not sure where to start? Then this opportunity is for you!

Wellways in in a position to employ five, community minded coaches for the NewAccess program. NewAccess Coaches are a specially trained workforce recruited from ‘everyday’ people in the community. You will receive 12 months training including an intensive six-week training in Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by an accredited low intensity CBT provider.

NewAccess Coaches work alongside participants on a problem, develop an understanding of what is causing distress and guide the use of tools and strategies that can be used in everyday life. Participants have access to an initial, face-to-face 60-minute session with you as their Coach where you will undertake assessment and triaging, then up to five 30-minute check in sessions. Sessions can be provided face-to-face or via SKYPE, What’s App or telephone LICBT.

Benefits

  • Unique job opportunity
  • Kick start a new career
  • No qualifications required, full training provided
  • 8 hours per month of supervision for the first 12 months
  • Flexible working arrangements, varied hours and the opportunity to work from home
  • Ongoing support including 1.5 hours per month of supervision with NewAccess Team Leader
  • Opportunity for career development within the organisation
  • Thorough induction and orientation program

Skills & education

  • Passionate in establishing and maintaining positive engagement with Aboriginal communities
  • Ability to take and employ regular constructive feedback and support
  • Ability to learn new skills in an intensive learning environment
  • Ability to follow a structured approach to service delivery
  • Ability to relate well to clients and staff
  • High level of competency in key components of Microsoft Office applications combined with the ability to learn and adapt to new information technology systems
  • Ability to use telehealth resources effectively including Skype, What’s App and phone conferencing

Pre-employment compliance requirements

  • Evidence of working rights within Australia
  • Satisfactory National Police Records Check
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Drivers Licence and the ability to undertake travel
  • Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme clearance
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/training-course

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Wellways via BigSplash

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 of all ages with mental health issues, disabilities, and those requiring community care. People with lived experience, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds bring highly valued skills to our workforce.

How to apply

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our careers page:

https://wellways.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5332109.

Each application must include the following:

  • A cover letter and CV
  • Submission of a voice recording / video recording at the time of application, emailed to abertakis@wellways.org

Please limit your recording to no more than 5 minutes. Recordings are required to address the following key points:

  1. Why you have applied for the role?
  2. What is your understanding of mental health challenges?
  3. What strengths and personal attributes / characteristics will you bring to this role?
  4. How would you describe your communication style and how it applies to this role?

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Amy Bertakis, NewAccess Project Manager, on 0417 64 2698

Applications close 24 January 2021

We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply. 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: Coach - NewAccess Program via Pro Bono Australia.


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