Community Support Worker (Mental Health). Casual – Esperance

Life Without Barriers

Location
WA: Kalgoorlie, Goldfields & Esperance
Reference #
503260
Closing Date
18-09-2024
Vacancy Type

About the Organisation

Almost half of Australian adults will experience a mental health illness at some point in their life. You can make a meaningful difference to the Australian community by joining the Life Without Barriers team. Our mental health teams provide client-led, recovery-orientated mental health support, creating positive change in such a vital industry.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.  

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

As a community support worker, you will provide one on one, individualised outreach support to people with a mental health diagnosis within their own homes as well as assisting them in accessing relevant services within the Esperance area.

The successful candidate will be passionate about client outcomes and mental health advocacy, have confidence in working autonomously and a strong understanding of the issues faced by people with mental health issues.  

This is a casual role with short 2 hour shifts available across Monday to Saturday.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide individualised support, helping to establish routine and structure.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining appropriate accommodation.
  • Coach and mentor consumers in day-to-day life skills
  • Actively participate in recreational, educational, and culturally appropriate supports
  • Support consumers to develop their support plans in partnership key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with consumers and other supports to coordinate the delivery of services.
  • Monitor and maintain accurate case notes, up to date case plans and files.
  • Observe and record the client's behaviour, needs and interactions with others.

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV in Community Services, Mental Health or similar
  • Unrestricted driversÂ’ licence
  • Access to a reliable car (with minimum third-party property insurance)
  • Experience working with people with mental illness or psycho-social disability 
  • Passionate about client outcomes and mental health advocacy
  • High computer literacy and administration skills
  • Current First Aid Certificate

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process

Benefits

  • Rewarding role, watch people flourish and play an active part in helping them reach their recovery goals.
  • Short shifts, flexibility to work around study or other commitments.
  • Casual hourly rate from $40.26 per hour
  • Access to discounts on private health insurance, cinemas, restaurants and more

How to Apply

Include your resume and cover letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Abi Macleod at recruitment@lwb.org.au 

 Applications close at midnight on Wednesday the 22nd of May, 2024

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