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Mental Health Support Worker - Part time

  • 500187
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Coordinator
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Part 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 in the in-Home Model targeting individuals with stable housing. Service provision commences from the inpatient unit and transitions into the community

  • Part time in Tuggerah, Central coast NSW
  • Opportunity to promote hope & recovery in people's lives
  • SCHADS Level 2 + super + Generous salary packaging benefits 

Role Overview:

This Mental Health Support Worker is responsible for providing a range of individualised psychosocial supports to consumers. Working within the recovery model and using a holistic, person-centered approach, the Mental Health Support Worker will support the consumer to achieve their goals. This includes support to build capacity to improve a consumer's life through increased abilities and skills, ongoing collaborative monitoring of consumers recovery journey and supporting the development and monitoring of individualised recovery plans. 

Essential Criteria:

• Certificate IV in Community Services, Mental Health, Peer Work, or equivalent and relevant to the field of work.
• Current Australian Driver’s Licence.
• One (1) or more years expereince in your field of expertise.
• Ability and commitment to work with consumers, health workers, the community and community organisations.
• Understanding of issues and concerns affecting mental health consumers with a working knowledge of and commitment to consumers rights and responsibilities.
• Understanding and practical knowledge of the implementation of the core principles and philosophies of the Australian mental health consumer movement and recovery-oriented practice.
• Ability to provide individualised psychosocial support to people living with severe and persistent mental illness.
• Demonstrated ability to develop individual support plans with consumers, with a focus on supporting consumers reach their recovery goals.

Even better:
• Mental Health First Aid certificate, or equivalent.
• Current First Aid certificate.
• Completion of ASIST training and/or experience in suicide intervention.
• Experience with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
• Advanced knowledge of local community service networks such as Community Housing Providers, Department of Communities and Justice and Local Health Districts.

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. 

  • Generous Salary packaging entitlements
  • Ongoing training & development; Career progression opportunities
  • Rewards program & resources in large network

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 at rrivera@uniting.org .  Reference 500187

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