Recovery and Rehabilitation Peer Worker & Recovery and Rehabilitation Worker
- Full time, Part Time & Casual opportunities based in Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst, Cowra, Parkes and Bourke
- Be part of a large, recognised provider of mental health and disability services across the eastern states of Australia
- 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
- Attractive Salary Packaging benefits available
About this opportunity
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. Our Practice Frameworks identify a range of tools and processes to assist participants to develop the confidence and capacity to manage their own wellbeing; equip family and friends with information and skills; and engage community members as mentors and supports.
The Recovery Resources Service Program (RRSP) is a recovery oriented support service that utilises principles of community inclusion to support adults experiencing issues with their mental health to achieve outcomes in a range of areas including vocation, recreation and education.
Under the support and direction of the Coordinator- Recovery & Rehabilitation Services, this role works with the team and other key internal and external stakeholders in the ongoing development and effective implementation of program plans. Using Wellways' Community Recovery Model, the Recovery and Rehabilitation Worker will provide intensive support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative.
Wellways is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people who are Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, are from a non-English speaking background, LGBTQI or have a disability to apply.
To be successful in this role, you will possess demonstrated experience and skills in working within programs for people with a serious mental illness or their carers, including the provision of high quality recovery oriented practice and psychosocial rehabilitation services. You have the relevant qualifications or commensurate experience in working in a support role for people with a mental illness, generally a Certificate IV qualification or above. Your ability & experience in working with diverse groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, refugee groups and LGBTIQ groups will be highly regarded. You have a strong orientation and commitment to social inclusion and diversity. Satisfactory Police Records Check, current valid Driver's License and Working with Vulnerable Persons Check, prior to commencement is essential.
Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access 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.
How to apply
Please complete an online application via our Careers page (wellways.org/careers-wellways).
Further information about the role is also available on our Careers page. For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Cyrus Smith, Recruiting Manager, on 0400 967 178.
Applications close Wednesday, 20 September 2017 close of business
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.