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Mental Health Support Worker - Bendigo

Stride

About Us:

We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride. 

On offer:

  • Based in Bendigo
  • Full-time or Part-time & Fixed-term (18 month contract)
  • Paying on SCHADs Level 3 plus Super
  • Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!!
  • Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Stride Rewards – access to discounts from 100s of retailers (fashion, food and fitness)
  • One paid wellbeing leave day per year
  • Purchase up to 5 additional leave days in a 12 month period (pro rata entitlement if part-time)
  • Excellent training and career development
  • Supportive team environment

Role Overview: 

  • This is an exciting new service to Stride in the Bendigo region
  • Provide regular, flexible, low level non-clinical support to service users, and assist them to review their needs and resources, monitor activities identified in client Support Plans.
  • Enable clients to achieve independence as far as possible in all areas of their life by providing appropriate information, opportunity, training and support
  • Routinely perform Outcome Measures, and other data collection.
  • Effective use of Supportability including self-management of rosters, record time and sign off of client activity, input journal entries and case notes. 
  • Provide support (that is sensitive, client focused and community orientated), advocacy and information to our clients with the use of the recovery process
  • Attendance and participation in Communities of Practice, professional development and Critical incident management activities.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Cert IV in a Community services related discipline (ideally a completed degree or Diploma)
  • Experience, skills and knowledge in working with people experiencing mental illness
  • Understanding of and ability to apply the principles of a recovery-oriented, person-centred, and strengths-based approach to service delivery
  • Ability to implement and facilitate capacity building activities with participants
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently
  • Capacity to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team across a range of organisations
  • Current driver's licence with a good driving history and a registered, well maintained vehicle that is available to be used for the purposes of this role.
  • Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a WWCC
  • Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance

Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for some positions (in accordance with Public Health Orders, Work Health and Safety and duty of care obligations for staff and participants/students). As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with all government orders and directives.

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds in order to enhance the depth of cultural diversity and insight within our workforce.

This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt. Please note the listing may end sooner if sufficient applications are received.

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