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Wellways Australia exists to help all Australians lead active, fulling and inclusive lives in their community. We achieve this by supporting and working with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to ensure people have access to the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.
Wellways Australia is the first point of contact for all Australian Government Carer Gateway funded services in South West Sydney and across Queensland, aiming to help carers access practical information and advice and connect with services in their local area. Carer supports and services will be delivered using a network of local Carer Gateway regional service providers Carers and those who provide a caring role to someone in their life who has a disability, mental health issue, chronic health condition, terminal illness or are frail aged. Carer Gateway services will be available to all carers from 6 April 2020.
Facilitated coaching is a one-to-one service that is carer led and directed. The coaching service aims to support carers to increase their individual agency, empowering them to find practical, small steps towards self-identified goals. The achievement of taking small steps, one after another, builds momentum, agency and hope. It involves the carer engaging with a coach to assist them to acquire skills and resilience to help them sustain their caring role.
The service duration of facilitated coaching is between one (1) and six (6) sessions and can be conducted face to face, over the phone or over online channels. Over the course of the coaching sessions, the trained Carer Gateway coach will work with the carer to identify their personal goal(s) and to create, implement and maintain an action plan for working towards these goal(s).
Coaching is a practical, non-therapeutic service that is not designed as a crisis intervention. It is not counselling. Coaches do not use diagnostic tools or therapeutic interventions. The coaching sessions are conversations about change; what change might look like and how a carer might take steps towards making change.
Reporting to the Carer Coaching and In-person Peer Support Co-ordinator, the Carer Gateway Coach will be responsible for:
Wellways supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where everyone can imagine and achieve their goals to their fullest potential. This is your opportunity to join a nationally recognised organisation with over 2,000 staff members across 93 sites where you can gain access to ongoing support and opportunity for career development.
To apply please click on Apply Now. Ref code: 5634524. A position description is attached.
For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Bradley Buckland, Coordinator on 0435 030 590.
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.