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Community Rehabilitation Support Worker - Kangaroo Island

Life Without Barriers (National)

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

We are looking for a Community Rehabilitation Support Worker (CRSW) to join our Country Wellness Connect program providing support to clients accessing the service on Kangaroo Island on a part time basis (two days per week) until the end of June 2022. This position is required to deliver supports to people living on Kangaroo Island through visiting in person and providing phone support. 

The service is designed to provide ongoing support for clients who are ineligible to receive services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Wellbeing program provides psychosocial support for clients with severe mental illness who may have an episodic rather than permanent psychosocial disability.

This role provides client-led, recovery‐oriented mental health support to clients with severe, episodic mental illness. You will establish and deliver group wellbeing programs, as well as individual support, emphasising individual recovery needs and integration with clinical services. The CRSW provides a range of rehabilitation and support to consumers, tailored to meet their individual needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning and delivering psychosocial group programs to eligible participants
  • Providing short term, one-on-one psychosocial support services
  • Working with community partners and stakeholders to support client outcomes
  • Participating in the evaluation of the program in consultation with consumers
  • Collecting and maintaining data on the outcomes of group supports

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Cert IV in Mental Health
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds with specific reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated ability to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs including psychosocial disability
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the issues faced by people with mental health issues
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the Recovery Framework and the underlying principles
  • Current Drivers Licence and reliable vehicle.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Excellent salary sacrificing tax benefits incl Meal Entertainment, novated leasing
  • Discounted - health insurance, vehicle purchase, hire and servicing plus more
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Diverse and Inclusive organisation

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter, addressing the key responsibilities, combined in one document, click 'Apply Now'.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact lisa.hurd@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Community Rehabilitation Support Worker - Kangaroo Island enquiry via EthicalJobs

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

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