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Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker Vacancy (Level 4)

Advertiser: Flourish Australia3.4474 out of 53.4 overall rating (38 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
21 May 2020
Location
Tamworth & North West NSW
Salary
$35.03 per hour + Super + Salary Packaging!
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Community Development

Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker Vacancy (Level 4)

Flourish Australia has an exciting opportunity for a Level 4 Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker to join our team in Tamworth!

The position is closed-term full-time until 30 June 2021 with the possibility of an extension beyond this date. The successful candidate will be working across a rotating roster including weekend and evening shifts. This position is classified as Level 4 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018).

About the Opportunity

In this role you will work directly with people who live with severe and persistent mental health issues with complex support needs that require a response from multiple agencies.

As a Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker your focus will be on helping participants test NDIS eligibility, by gathering supporting documentation and working with clinical and community support services. You will work in community to support people accessing our services with lived experience of mental health issues achieve their hopes and dreams. You will play an important part in assisting people to realise their goals as specified in their NDIS plans and through other support programs we provide. 

On a day to day basis you will be required to:

  • Listen to and create opportunities and activities that meet the interests and goals of people.
  • Encourage shared learning experiences, and support skill development at every opportunity through self-directed learning, information and education.
  • Ensure that individual support is provided to a person that accesses Flourish Australia services that meets their recovery journey goals and is strengths based and led by the person wherever possible.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, be non-judgmental, be fair, patient, have willingness to listen, and display empathy.

Your main responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist senior staff with planning and coordination of a program or project (when required).
  • Have excellent knowledge of statutory and legal requirements and exercise this knowledge with lower classified staff.
  • Utilise a high level of initiative and problem solving using knowledge, judgement and organisational skills acquired through qualifications and previous work experience.
  • May undertake more complex operational work including the planning and co-ordination of activities within their own areas of responsibility.
  • May assist in a range of functions and/or contribute to interpretation of matters for which there are no clearly defined practices or procedures.

The difference between the two roles is that a Peer Worker is required to use their lived experience of a mental health issue and personal recovery openly, appropriately and effectively to build professional relationships with the people they support who also experience a mental health issue.

More information and full position description/s within the application.

Who we are

People are at the centre of everything we do at Flourish Australia – they’re our heart and soul. We reflect this through the language we use, our pride and belief in our team and our respect and understanding of those with a lived experience of a mental health issue.

Selection Criteria

Essential:

  • A relevant 4-year degree in behavioural sciences or human services with 1-years experience; or
  • A relevant 3-year degree in behavioural sciences or human services with 2-years experience; or
  • A relevant associate diploma with relevant experience; or
  • A relevant certificate qualification with substantial relevant experience in mental health attained through previous appointments; and
  • A current Australian Driver's Licence

Skills and Attributes:

  • Be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of how to apply person led recovery-focused practice in the workplace
  • Commitment to, and experience in, working with diverse communities
  • Extensive local knowledge or the area and its health services and other community services
  • Ability to think creatively, solve problems, be people focused and work in partnership
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with people using our services
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be proficient with technology and have a workable knowledge of databases

The Benefits

  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900;
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions;
  • Career development opportunities.
For further information, please contact Jim Booth, Senior Cluster Manager.
E: jim.booth@flourishaustralia.org.au (please do not email applications)

Flourish Australia has an exciting opportunity for a Level 4 Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker to join our team in Tamworth!

The position is closed-term full-time until 30 June 2021 with the possibility of an extension beyond this date. The successful candidate will be working across a rotating roster including weekend and evening shifts. This position is classified as Level 4 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018).

About the Opportunity

In this role you will work directly with people who live with severe and persistent mental health issues with complex support needs that require a response from multiple agencies.

As a Peer Worker or Mental Health Worker your focus will be on helping participants test NDIS eligibility, by gathering supporting documentation and working with clinical and community support services. You will work in community to support people accessing our services with lived experience of mental health issues achieve their hopes and dreams. You will play an important part in assisting people to realise their goals as specified in their NDIS plans and through other support programs we provide. 

On a day to day basis you will be required to:

  • Listen to and create opportunities and activities that meet the interests and goals of people.
  • Encourage shared learning experiences, and support skill development at every opportunity through self-directed learning, information and education.
  • Ensure that individual support is provided to a person that accesses Flourish Australia services that meets their recovery journey goals and is strengths based and led by the person wherever possible.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, be non-judgmental, be fair, patient, have willingness to listen, and display empathy.

Your main responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist senior staff with planning and coordination of a program or project (when required).
  • Have excellent knowledge of statutory and legal requirements and exercise this knowledge with lower classified staff.
  • Utilise a high level of initiative and problem solving using knowledge, judgement and organisational skills acquired through qualifications and previous work experience.
  • May undertake more complex operational work including the planning and co-ordination of activities within their own areas of responsibility.
  • May assist in a range of functions and/or contribute to interpretation of matters for which there are no clearly defined practices or procedures.

The difference between the two roles is that a Peer Worker is required to use their lived experience of a mental health issue and personal recovery openly, appropriately and effectively to build professional relationships with the people they support who also experience a mental health issue.

More information and full position description/s within the application.

Who we are

People are at the centre of everything we do at Flourish Australia – they’re our heart and soul. We reflect this through the language we use, our pride and belief in our team and our respect and understanding of those with a lived experience of a mental health issue.

Selection Criteria

Essential:

  • A relevant 4-year degree in behavioural sciences or human services with 1-years experience; or
  • A relevant 3-year degree in behavioural sciences or human services with 2-years experience; or
  • A relevant associate diploma with relevant experience; or
  • A relevant certificate qualification with substantial relevant experience in mental health attained through previous appointments; and
  • A current Australian Driver's Licence

Skills and Attributes:

  • Be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of how to apply person led recovery-focused practice in the workplace
  • Commitment to, and experience in, working with diverse communities
  • Extensive local knowledge or the area and its health services and other community services
  • Ability to think creatively, solve problems, be people focused and work in partnership
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage with people using our services
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be proficient with technology and have a workable knowledge of databases

The Benefits

  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging available up to $15,900;
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions;
  • Career development opportunities.

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