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Recovery Support Worker - 2 days per week - Botany, South Eastern Suburbs

Apply now Job no: 985108
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Not for profit salary packaging + other benefits
  • 12 month fixed term contract, 15.2 hours per week
  • Working across Botany and Sydney's  South Eastern Suburbs 

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combating homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

The Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) aims to increase independence, build resilience and encourage recovery for adults aged 16 years and older with severe mental illness through psychosocial support to consumers within the community. 

This is a newly created part time role on a 12 months fixed term contract and will offer the successful candidate 2 days work per week. The roster for this role is set 3 months in advance and you will be required to work and support our clients by completing some evening or weekend shifts.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide support to our consumers with daily living such as cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene
  • Accompany our consumers to attend appointments and social activities in the community 
  • Assisting our consumers in the implementation of person centered support plans
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders including doctors and psychologists 
  • Ensure record keeping and internal paper work is maintained and regularly updated

Position Requirements

  • Ideally Certificate 4 in Mental Health or working towards completing this qualification
  • Some work experience in a health or community services related environment
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • A willingness to learn and develop your skills
  • Drivers licence and high level confidence driving across South Eastern Sydney

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check. In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. 

Culture and Benefits:

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

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

Download File HASI Level 2 Position Description (1).pdf


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