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Recovery & Rehabilitation Youth Worker | Tweed Heads

Youth Community Living Support Services

Tweed Heads

Reference: 4715888

  • Part Time - Fixed Term Opportunity till 30 June 2020 at Tweed Heads
  • Join a nationally recognised provider of mental health and disability services
  • Collaborative and exciting program
  • Access to ongoing support and development opportunities

Join us in supporting individuals to live a fulfilling and meaningful life in their own community!

About this opportunity

The Youth Community Living Support Services (YCLSS) program is an initiative of NSW Health. It aims to provide intensive outreach support to young people aged 16-24 years (inclusive) with serious mental illness and who have or are at risk of developing significant functional disability. . The program will deliver one to one support work, transitional pathways, and a structured peer education program delivered flexibly for both young people and their families with a focus on community development and engagement and family capacity building. Service delivery will require flexible working hours, Monday to Friday, with weekend shifts and an on call component.

The Recovery & Rehabilitation Youth Worker will work with YCLSS participants to address key development areas that support transition into adulthood: social skills, leadership, decision making teamwork, healthy lifestyle, community service, 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.

About you

  • Minimum of Certificate IV or above in Mental Health, Community Services or similar disciplines
  • An understanding of the biopsychosocial model and recovery frameworks in mental health
  • Demonstrated experience in working with young people in the home or community
  • Ability to work within local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their Elders, including Young People from these Communities
  • Ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and individuals
  • Ability to create and develop positive linkages with the local community
  • Be comfortable working independently as well as an active team member
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and excellent organisational skills
  • An understanding of and genuine commitment to social inclusion
  • A current and valid Driver's Licence, Satisfactory Police Records Check [less than 6 months old] and Working with Children Check, prior to commencement - or willing to obtain
  • Individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer, are encouraged to apply

About Wellways

Our Values: Honesty, Acceptance, Fairness, Commitment, Participation

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.

How to apply

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our careers page & enter ref code: 4715888

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Roxie Collett 0439 632 710 / Matthew Evans 0428 955 730

Applications close 16th June 2019, COB

Wellways is an equal opportunity employer that offers generous salary packaging and opportunities to undertake professional training and development. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications Close: 16 Jun 2019

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