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Recovery Support Worker

Apply now Job no: 980032
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling

  • Utilise and develop your case worker skills and experience to help those in need
  • Location:  Waterloo & Marrickville
  • Not for Profit - Salary Packaging benefits available

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

The role

The Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) aims to strengthen the community based responses to adults aged 16 years and older with severe mental illness through psychosocial support to consumers within the community.  Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Provide support to consumers with daily living skills as required including cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, etc
  • Assist consumers to access community and social activities
  • Attend appointments as required with consumers, transporting them to and from
  • Assisting consumers and team members in the ongoing implementation of person centred support plans through a range of varied activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders including service partners and external agencies
  • Assist in the promotion and awareness of HASI and its involvement in community activities 

Experience 

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess: 

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health, or be working towards this qualification
  • Ideally, some work experience in a health or community services related environment
  • Knowledge and awareness of recovery orientated practices
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • A willingness to learn and develop your skills
  • Evening and weekend work maybe required

Benefits  

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates at participating Centres
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling service

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close midnight 1st October, 2017.

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Download File HASI Level 2 Position Description .pdf

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

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