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HASI Support Worker - Orange

Wellways Australia
  • HASI
  • Orange, NSW

The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) is designed to work with participants to address key areas that support people who have mental health issues so they can maintain successful tenancies and participate in their communities. Using Wellways’ Community Recovery Model, the Support Worker will provide practical support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative and work with participants to address key areas that support the development of decision making skills, social skills, independent living skills, community access, healthy lifestyle, self-identity, self-esteem and resilience.

A key outcome of the program will be supporting the participant to identify and nurture natural supports that sustain recovery, and to assist in the development of self-management skills.

Using Wellways’ Community Recovery Model, the Support Worker will provide intensive support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative.

About you

Your flexibility to work a fortnightly rotating roster is critical to this role. Previous experience working within Aboriginal/Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and/or understanding of Aboriginal/CALD communities, both socially and culturally, will be highly regarded.

What do you need?

  • Relevant qualifications or commensurate experience in working in a support role for people with a mental illness, generally a Certificate III qualification or above
  • Current valid Driver’s License and the ability to undertake travel for the role
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check [less than 6 months old] and Working with Children Check, prior to commencement
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Worker Orientation Module Certificate is mandatory prior to commencement: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/support-for-workers/training-course

In return, you will:

  • be provided with ongoing support and development opportunities
  • work within a friendly, supportive, and like-minded team sharing the same values and passion for working with people
  • have access to employee benefits such as learning and development opportunities and access to our Employee Assistance Program

Pre-employment requirements:

  • Evidence of working rights within Australia such as a passport or birth certificate
  • A current valid Driver's License
  • National Police Records Check (less than 12 months old)
  • Working with Children Check (Current or willing to obtain prior to employment)
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/support-for-workers/training-course
  • Evidence of full COVID vaccination or valid medical exemption

Benefits & Culture

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.

  • Join a brand new and supportive team
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 per annum
  • An Employee Assistance Program which aims to support and empower employees and their loved ones
  • For a full list of our staff benefits, visit https://www.wellways.org/careers-wellways

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Sean Punch, HASI Program Coordinator on 0439 186 469 or spunch@wellways.org using the subject line: HASI Support Worker - Orange enquiry via EthicalJobs

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. ​

The health and safety of Wellways participants and employees is our highest priority and all Wellways roles are covered by directives that require mandatory COVID vaccinations. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption prior to commencement.

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