Mental Health Support Worker is Needed in Oran Park NSW, Australia
About Challenge Community Services
People, everywhere in our community, will experience the power of inclusion through relationships, voice and action. This is our vision. When a small group of concerned parents met in Tamworth Town Hall back in 1958 and formed the Tamworth and District Handicapped Children’s Association and school, the idea of becoming one of the largest community support services operating in New South Wales was probably beyond their wildest dreams.
Challenge Community Services now has 68 sites across NSW and a workforce of over 620 people, including 85 employees with a disability. Challenge Community Services is now the fourth largest provider of out-of-home care in NSW providing foster care services to over 500 children.
The role of a Mental Health Support Worker in Accommodation Services is to provide support to our clients with a disability who require assistance with personal care and daily tasks; with a strong focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as autonomously as possible within a shared living and one on one environment. Residents are supported each morning and afternoon, overnight and on weekends by experienced and qualified staff.
- Is passionate about supporting clients with Mental Health and advancing and empowering the lives of others.
- Is compassionate and demonstrates empathy.
- Is able to handle complex or challenging situations calmly and rationally.
Essential Selection Criteria
- Well developed and effective communication, numerical and interpersonal skills with the capability to engage and develop strong relationships with clients and others.
- Competent with Microsoft Office suite particularly MS Word and MS Outlook.
- Ability to prioritise and demonstrates problem solving skills.
- Flexibility with working hours including working in the evening and weekends as required.
- Certificate III or IV in Disability Support or equivalent.
- Demonstrated understanding in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) processes.
- Mental Health First Aid.
In addition to competitive pay rates the successful applicant will also have access to:
- Competitive rates + Salary Packaging options
- Flexible working hours and negotiated extra leave.
How to apply
When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter, resume and address the key selection criteria as part of your application.
To apply and view the Position Description please click on the ‘apply now’ button below
Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Fran Carter 0448890233 .
Challenge Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.