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Community Care Coordinator - The Way Back - Hurstville

Neami National

Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society

About the Role

  • Full Time
  • Parental Leave Coverage position
  • Maximum Term contract until 30 June 2022
  • CSD Level 3 from $74,253 to $79,890 per annum pro rata + Salary packaging
  • Based in Hurstville

The Way Back Support Service is an aftercare service for people who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis and have presented to hospital. The service will provide the right level of care and support in line with the individual’s needs and choice, applying the stepped care approach and a focus on wellness and recovery.

Community Care Coordinator will provide a range of rehabilitation and support to consumers, tailored to meet their individual needs. Neami National's work with consumers occurs within their own community of friends, family and neighbourhood. You will work closely with clinical case managers, hospital clinicians, general practitioners and other community partner organisations in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers. Community Care Coordinators at Neami National function within a collaborative team approach and are supported by regular opportunities to reflect upon their practice and access comprehensive training and development.

Core duties

  • Provide one-on-one service navigation, coordination and guidance
  • Support the planning, development and implementation of suicide prevention activities with participants
  • Engage participants and develop trusting, culturally appropriate, trauma informed, professional relationships
  • Work collaboratively with participants to identify their needs, set goals and develop and develop safety plans and care plans
  • Work in partnership with service providers and community groups to create a support network for consumers

You will need

  • Relevant qualifications (minimum Cert IV level or other relevant qualification in human services) and/or experience in mental health or suicide prevention work
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience working with cultural and community groups known to be at higher risk of suicide (e.g. males, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
  • Sound understanding of the personal, family, and social issues associated with suicidal ideation and attempts, including awareness of groups identified to be at increased risk of suicide
  • Experience liaising with external service providers, including specialist mental health services, GP’s and other community-based services and organisations.
  • Computer literacy

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check – disclosable outcomes considered

Incentives include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, cultural, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply:

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Aishling O'Hara, Senior Practice Leader: | M 0447 098 601.

Applications remain open until successful candidate identified.

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