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Program Worker, Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC)

South Yarra

South Yarra

Reference: 4602833

Part-time (28 hours/week), fixed-term opportunity available until 5 September 2019

  • Make the next step up in your career, access to ongoing support and training/developmental opportunities
  • Join a nationally recognised provider of mental health and disability services
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits

About this opportunity

Wellways' residential rehabilitation programs provide a practical environment that facilitates the maintenance and development of skills for people living with mental illness. Wellways partners with Alfred Health to deliver the Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) program which is a 10-bed step up, step down facility that provides psychosocial support to individuals at the earlier stages of relapse and to prevent the need for hospitalisation with a length of stay up to 28 days.

About the role

The Program Worker will provide support for the implementation and ongoing development of best practice residential rehabilitation through the Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) program as well as the provision of psychosocial supports to individuals in the community. These programs provide support 24/7 involving shifts on a rotating roster including day, afternoon and sleepover shifts to facilitate the development of skills for independent living as part of an individual's recovery journey.

This role is a sleepover position, which is active from 7pm - 11pm and inactive from 11pm - 7am.

They will support the ongoing development and effective implementation of individual plans for clients by working with participants to address key development areas such as social skills, decision making, healthy lifestyle, community inclusion, responsibility, self-identity, self-esteem and resilience. A key outcome will be supporting the participant to identify and nurture natural supports that sustain recovery and assist in the development of self-management skills.

What do you need?

  • Minimum certificate IV in mental health, AOD or disability or relevant experience in working in a support role for people with mental health issues
  • Experience and skills in working within programs for people with mental health issues or their carers including the provision of high-quality recovery-oriented practice and psychosocial rehabilitation services
  • Flexibility to work on a fortnightly rotating roster
  • Strong ability to develop positive relationships and establish effective partnerships with the community and other key stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Satisfactory National police check & Working with Children's Check, prior to commencement is mandatory. You will also be subject to a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check. This is a check of an individual's name against a DHHS database that records individuals who pose a proven risk to the health, safety or welfare of people with a disability. If your name is on the list, you will be ineligible to work for Wellways Australia.

About Wellways

We are a value based organisation. We stand for:

Honesty, Acceptance, Fairness, Commitment, Participation.

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organization 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.

How to apply

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our Careers page & enter ref code: 4602833.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Bianca Mitchell, Coordinator PARC on 0488 700 531.

Applications close 25 March 2019 - Close of Business

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience are encouraged to apply

Applications Close: 25 Mar 2019