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Support Worker | Lismore

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI)


Reference: 4764989

  • Part Time (0.8) fixed term till 30 June 2020 and Full Time Fixed Term till 30 June 2020 opportunities based in Lismore
  • $26.20 per hour plus very generous salary packaging benefits
  • Thought about providing Mental Health support and assistance to those in need?

About this opportunity

The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) is designed to work with participants to address key areas that support people who have mental health issues so they can maintain successful tenancies and participate in their communities. Using Wellways' Community Recovery Model, the Support Worker will provide practical support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative and work with participants to address key areas that support the development of decision making skills, social skills, independent living skills, community access, healthy lifestyle, self-identity, self-esteem and resilience.

A key outcome of the program will be supporting the participant to identify and nurture natural supports that sustain recovery, and to assist in the development of self-management skills.

Using Wellways' Community Recovery Model, the Support Worker will provide intensive support to people with a mental illness through the Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative.

About you

Your flexibility to work a fortnightly rotating roster is critical to this role. Previous experience working within Aboriginal/Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and/or understanding of Aboriginal/CALD communities, both socially and culturally, will be highly regarded.

What do you need?

  • Relevant qualifications or commensurate experience in working in a support role for people with a mental illness, generally a Certificate III qualification or above
  • Experience in working with young people and Working with Vulnerable Persons
  • Current valid Driver's License and the ability to undertake travel for the role
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check [less than 6 months old] and Working with Children Check, prior to commencement

In return, you will:

  • be provided with ongoing support and development opportunities
  • work within a friendly, supportive and like-minded team sharing the same values and passion for working with people
  • have access to employee benefits such as learning and development opportunities and access to our Employee Assistance Program

Individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer, are encouraged to apply!

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.

Wellways is classified as a public benevolent institution, allowing us to offer salary packaging benefits that can increase take home pay. This means you can spend a portion of your pre-tax salary on rent, mortgage repayments, dining out and car leasing. Here at Wellways we are an equal opportunity employer who offers professional training and development. People with lived experience, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds bring highly valued skills to our workforce and are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our Careers page (

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Adrian Wilsem, Acting Coordinator on 0439015827 or

Applications close COB, 21st July 2019

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

Applications Close: 21 Jul 2019

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