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Community Outreach Worker - SUSD@Home

Wellways
  • Full time, fixed term (30/06/2022) opportunity
  • SCHADS Award level 3.1, schedule B ($32.54 per hour) + superannuation & great employee benefits such as salary packaging
  • Be part of a large, recognised provider of mental health and disability services across Victoria, the ACT, Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales
  • Opportunity to observe positive outcomes and make a difference to the lives of individuals living with mental illness
  • Access to ongoing support and development opportunities

About this opportunity

Wellways programs in the ACT offer Step Up, Step Down at Home outreach support to people with a mental illness living within the ACT. The Step Up, Step Down at home approach provides alternative options to hospital admission, early intervention and more options for support for people with a mental illness particularly following a presentation at the Emergency Department with a mental health concern and not being admitted, an unsuccessful referral to the ACCESS team, repeated presentations to the watch house and/ or increasing concerns from the GP about someone's mental health. Outreach support provides transitional support for those likely to enter the Step Up, Step Down service or returning to their usual community accommodation.

The programs aim to improve mental health outcomes for the target group and to provide opportunities to increase knowledge, skills and confidence to manage future crises through increased awareness of and the capacity to access community resources and support networks as well as education and training and employment where appropriate.

Evidence of development of personal resources of participants is measured using valid recognised outcome measures. The service targets people over 16 years of age who experience mental illness and operates 52 weeks per year with service delivery hours matched to the needs of the target group.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide practical skills and supports with managing mental health and symptoms related to remaining in the community
  • Provide support with managing / maintaining mental health and living skills
  • Increase social inclusion, including accessing assistance to obtain employment or participate in education or training
  • Reduce use of acute or primary mental health services
  • Increase overall quality of life, physical health and wellbeing
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other support services involved

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in a social science or related discipline
  • Current valid Driver's License and the ability to undertake some travel
  • Appropriate IT skills
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check
  • Working with Vulnerable Persons' Check
  • Right to Work within Australia
  • NDIS Orientation Certificate
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check

About Wellways

Wellways works with people with mental illness and other psychosocial disabilities, their families and friends to improve their wellbeing and to gain inclusion into communities. We provide this support through recovery, education and advocacy programs and provide a range of innovative rehabilitation programs. We currently employ over 450 staff and work across multiple sites within Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application by clicking "Apply Now". Further information about the role is also available on our Careers page & enter ref code: 5576570.

For a confidential discussion about the role, we encourage you to contact Manon Keir - Coordinator, Step Up Step Down on 0427 467 204.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience are encouraged 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.

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