Mental Health Community Support Worker

  • Casual
  • Vacation

Website Life Without Barriers

About this Job

About the Organisation

Almost half of Australian adults will experience a mental health illness at some point in their life. You can make a meaningful difference to the Australian community by joining the Life Without Barriers team. Our mental health teams provide client-led, recovery-orientated mental health support, creating positive change in such a vital industry.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client’s individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply

About the role

Join our Individualised Community Living Strategy (ICLS) program providing outreach support to people accessing the service in the Broome area. The service is for clients with a mental health diagnosis who are eligible for housing support.

As a casual Community Support Worker you will help the people we support access their local services and maximise their recovery success while living in the community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the consumer to increase their ability to fully participate in their ongoing clinical and psycho-social support needs
  • Assist consumers to develop their skills to self-manage their lifestyle and well-being
  • Develop and maintain formal and effective partnerships with specialist mental health services
  • Work to consumers individualised plans and track progress in line with funding requirements
  • Administration and record keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate in Mental Health or relevant Health Services
  • Previous experience working with people with mental illness or psycho-social disability
  • Passionate about client outcomes and mental health advocacy
  • High computer literacy and administration skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Current valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process

Benefits

  • Play a real and active part in improving the lives and wellbeing of people in your local community
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Access to discounts on private health insurance, cinemas, restaurants and more
  • Casual hourly rate from $40.26

How to Apply

Include your resume and cover letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday the 22nd of May 2024

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