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Team Lead - Recovery Options

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
6 Oct 2020
Perth, CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

About the Role


We are looking for an open-minded, adaptable team player who can lead our team of Recovery Mentors who support people that identify with having a mental health issue. This role provides clear vision and direction on service deliverables while defining and measuring key performance outcomes to support continuous improvement, and ensure positive outcomes for the people we support.

This is a max term parental leave cover position based in Merriwa.


About You


You're going to love this job because you're:

  • Are a natural leader and mentor
  • A doer who thrives when you're working alone, or with a team
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big plans for the future
  • Committed, grounded and real
  • The type to have a bit of fun at work (you're our kind of person).

And you have:

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the mental health sector
  • Excellent understanding of participant led mental health recovery, the impact of trauma, and person-centred, strength-based support
  • Knowledge of individualised funding
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or significant (3 years +) experience and relevant professional development
  • Effective leadership, coaching and facilitation skills with experience in managing conflict and building dynamic team culture
  • Sound operational management, resource stewardship and financial acumen
  • Availability to take part in the after-hours support roster
  • Valid C class WA driver's licence
  • National police clearance (dated within 6 months) or the ability to get one
  • Working with Children Check or the ability to obtain one.


Working with Uniting


A few reasons you might like to join the team:

  • Extra annual leave
  • Boost your take home pay with salary packaging
  • Generous long-service leave
  • A great team environment.

At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We act with impact. We work to address the causes of vulnerability and disadvantage, and we stand for a just society where individuals and communities are valued and connected.

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

We're a not-for-profit community services organisation of the Uniting Church Western Australia and part of the UnitingCare Australia network.

Our values

We're bold and respectful, compassionate and imaginative.  And we'll support you to belong and thrive.

We value social and cultural diversity, and we're committed to a safe workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.


How to Apply


Please apply via SEEK providing a resume and a covering letter that indicates your suitability for the role.

A position description with more detail is available at

For further information, contact Michelle King, Practice Lead Individualised Services, on 0409 490 835.

Please note that shortlisting and interviews will commence immediately.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • How many years experience do you have working in the mental health sector?
  • What is your level of understanding of participant led mental health recovery, the impact of trauma, and person-centred, strength-based support?

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