Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker

Employment status
Part Time 0.8 FTE
Classification and Salary
CSD Level 2 from $57,170 - $62,811 pa, (pro rata) dependent on skills and experience
Location
Hours
Between Monday to Friday (flexible)
Contract Details
Maximum Term Contract until 31st March 2019
Closing date for applications: Sunday 25 February 2018
Position overview

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker position will provide a range of rehabilitation and support specifically to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers, tailoring support to meet their individual needs.

  • Yarraville location
  • Part time hours (0.8 FTE)

 “Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society

About the Role

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker position will provide a range of rehabilitation and support specifically to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers, tailoring support to meet their individual needs. Neami National's work with consumers occurs within their own community of friends, family and neighbourhood. You will work closely within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, with clinical case managers and other community partner organisations in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers. 

In this position, you will

  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Provide direct support and rehabilitation to consumers within their community
  • Work collaboratively with consumers to identify their needs, set goals and develop a plan to meet those goals
  • Work with community partners
  • Assist consumers to participate in recreation activities and the cultural life of the community by supporting the development of interpersonal skills

What will you bring to the role?

  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Willingness to work effectively as part of a team to meet program goals and objectives
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and
  • An ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Driver’s licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.  In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.

Incentives include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pet friendly environment

How to apply:

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, then please apply via this page.  (Please note, if you are viewing this advertisement on a mobile phone, you will need to revisit this website on a desktop, laptop or tablet to submit your application)

 

Please note:

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC) and s 8(4) of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (VIC).  The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Interviews for this role will take place at: Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place, Unit 1- 2/7 Wedge Street, Werribee on the 14th March 2018

 

We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies.

To discuss the position, please contact

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description please contact:

Name:  Jane Threader, Service Manager – Yarraville

Phone number: 03 8080 9861