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Program Worker, Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) - Full Time, Part Time and Casual Opportunities


Reference: 3869945

Full Time, Part Time and Casual opportunities based in Mildura, VIC

Do you believe that everyone has the right to a decent life? So do we!

Join our team and help us make our vision a reality.

  • Rewarding role in a residential setting, facilitating and supporting independent living
  • Access to ongoing support and development opportunities
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Benefits

About the opportunity

Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) is a step up, step down facility that provides psychosocial support at the earlier stages of relapse and to prevent the need for hospitalization. The Program operates in partnership with Mildura Base Hospital. It is a 24 hour residential environment that facilitates the development of skills for independent living as part of an individual's recovery journey.

As a Program Worker, you will work within the psychosocial rehabilitation model to support our participants in various practical ways to develop and maintain skills with daily living, access services and encourage social inclusion within the community. You will facilitate and assist individuals to develop skills for independent living as part of their recovery journey.

About You

You're empathetic, Intuitive and non-judgmental. With experience in the Mental Health/community services sector, your knowledge base is thorough, especially when it comes to the areas of residential setting within the Mental Health industry or community based organisations. A strong understanding of mental health issues and experience working with people with severe mental illness and complex needs and to work with a recovery orientation is the key to be successful in this role.

You have an exceptional ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and individuals. The ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants in a culturally respectful manner will be highly regarded. You are capable of building strong partnerships and of working in collaboration with other services. In-depth understanding of the psychosocial rehabilitation model is important. Satisfactory Police Records Check, Current and valid Driver's License and Working With Children Check, prior to commencement is essential.

Previous applicants need not apply

About Wellways

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.

Wellways is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people who are Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, are from a non-English speaking background, LGBTQI or have a disability to apply.

How to apply

To download a copy of the position description, and or to apply, complete the online application by visiting our careers page along with your cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and current resume.

For a confidential discussion about the role/s, please contact Agatina Russo on 0439 738 303.

Applications close 5 pm Sunday, 28 January 2018, close of business

Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people.

All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.

Applications Close: 28 Jan 2018