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Mental Health Support Worker - Full time in Chatswood

  • 500943
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Coordinator
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Full time closed period contract

The Enhanced Adult Community Living Supports (CLS) of Uniting is a community outreach service assisting adults across NSW recover and transition to quality of life in the community. The service delivery is individualised and flexible. It is based the HASI in the on Home Model targeting individuals with stable housing. Service provision commences from the inpatient unit and transitions into the community.

  • Full time position in Chatswood
  • Opportunity to promote hope & recovery in people's lives
  • SCHADS Level 2 + super + Generous salary packaging benefits 

Role Overview:

CLS Support Workers will work with the Team Leader to ensure that the most appropriate and effective services are provided to CLS consumers. This will include transition from inpatient units to the community. Support workers will support the creation of individualised recovery plans to best support consumers in reaching their recovery goals.

Your Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the assessment of consumers and the development of individual recovery plans based on individual recovery goals.
  • Assist in the delivery of individual assistance for consumers with a mental illness, based on individual recovery goals to support consumers.
  • Assist with the monitoring and review of consumer recovery plans, in partnership with carers/family members/clinicians/ community organisations as appropriate.
  • Complete risk assessments and safety planning activities as required for consumers engaged with service

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Mental Health or related field.
  • Experience working with consumers with severe and persistent mental illness. - Understanding of the Principles of Recovery Orientated Mental Health Practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop individual support plans with consumers.
  • A current full driver’s license.
  • Able to work both 8AM-4PM and 12PM-8PM shifts
  • Ability to provide individualized psychosocial support to people living with severe and persistent mental illness

To Apply, click the Apply button & attach your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Essential criteria.

Benefits & culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

  • Salary packaging entitlements, company rewards
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career progression & development opportunities

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Enquiries to Talent Acquisition Specialist Rose Rivera on rrivera@uniting.org .  Ref 500943

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