Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker - Yarraville (2 Openings)

Employment status
Full Time
Classification and Salary
From $57,170- $62,811 pa dependent on skills and experience
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Contract Details
Maximum term contract until August 2019.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 30 July 2017
Position overview

Neami is seeking two Support Workers to apply a recovery-based approach in assisting people with a mental illness to service our fantastic Yarraville site.

  • Two positions available at Neami Yarraville 
  • Full time, Monday – Friday 8.30 – 5.00pm (with a monthly Accrued Day Off)
  • Maximum Term contract until August 2019

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

About Neami

Neami National is a community-based recovery and rehabilitation service supporting people living with mental illness and psychiatric disability to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals. We provide services in more than 50 locations, ranging from the inner-city and suburbs to regional and remote parts of Australia.

Our vision is for full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society. Our mission is to improve mental health and wellbeing in local communities across the country. We believe that recovery is an individual process and that with the right kind of support everyone can live a life based on their own strengths, values and goals for the future.

We use an approach called the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) to support people through our services. The CRM assists individuals to identify their personal strengths and values, to set goals and then helps them make progress towards achieving them.

About the team at Yarraville

The Neami Yarraville team are a passionate team from various professional backgrounds, who provide a high quality service to people living with a mental illness within the Hobson’s Bay and Wyndham Local government areas.  We are a dynamic and creative team, committed to supporting people on their recovery journey.  If you would like to be a part of a strong culture of social justice, empowerment, community engagement, teamwork and professional development then this may be the position for you.

We also offer:

  • Extensive Learning and Development Program

  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor

  • Generous salary packaging with rewarding NFP fringe benefit tax exemptions

  • Excellent conditions including 3 months paid maternity leave (in addition to the government parental leave scheme), generous long service leave, 3 days gratis leave and industry leading pay rates

    About the Role – 2 positions available

    As a Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker (CRSW) you will:

  • Provide a range of rehabilitation and support to consumers, tailored to meet their individual needs

  • Work closely with clinical case managers, families and carers and other community partner organisations in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers

  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers at Neami National function within a collaborative team approach and are supported by regular opportunities to reflect upon their practice and access comprehensive training and development.

About You

The values, skills, attributes and commitment of our staff are key to our success and reputation as a national mental health service that provides high quality support services to people living with a mental illness. We are strongly committed to further developing and diversifying our work force as part of our strategic directions. We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds.

Further depth is brought by those from diverse cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal staff, and those with lived experiences of mental illness and recovery, all of whom are strongly encouraged to apply for any roles that match their skills and interest.

To be successful you will have a high level of passion, enthusiasm and flexibility, along with a commitment to team work.You will have a demonstrated ability to work effectively while managing a range of tasks and the skills to organise and prioritise tasks on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi and Vietnamese speakers encouraged to apply.

Staff are valued and supported to learn and develop through regular opportunities to reflect on their practice at the team level and participate in targeted training. Some of the attractions of Neami that our staff talk about are:

  • Sharing in consumer’s achievements and seeing their hopes come to fruition
  • Work in a collaborative and supportive team
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching and mentoring with your supervisor
  • Extensive Learning and Development program
  • Study leave & Scholarships
To discuss the position, please contact

The position description contains further information about the role, including the terms and conditions of this position.

If you have additional questions regarding this position that are not covered in the advertisement or position description, then please contact:

Name: Jane Threader

Title:  Service Manager – Yarraville

Contact Phone Number:  03 8080 9861


Applications for this role close: Sunday July 30 2017 (11.45PM)

Please note that no recruitment agency candidates will be accepted for this position