Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
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.
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.
Current Working with Children Check
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.
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
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 positions 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
How to Apply
Applications close : Sunday 25 February 2018
How to Apply