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April

Support Worker - Mental Health And Aod - Bendigo

Ermha - Bendigo, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • SCHADS Level 3 ($31.75 - $34.04 per hour + 25% casual loading, superannuation & salary packaging)
  • 24/7 residential mental health and disability service in Bendigo
  • Support people with complex care needs to have the voice and choice to thrive
  • Casual & Permanent opportunities available in a rapidly expanding team
About You

Are you are motivated to improve the lives of those living with mental illness, cognitive or intellectual concerns? Can you resolve conflict & deal with practical issues to support others and achieve outcomes?

Additional attributes we are looking for include:
  • High emotional resilience and non-judgemental
  • Effective listening skills & an adaptable communication style
  • Confidence to be assertive & make decisions when required, transparent and patient
  • Capability to advocate for others and build support networks
  • Enthusiasm to contribute and work collaboratively within a team
  • Prior experience supporting people with mental illness and/or disability where challenging behaviours are common (either in a work or personal context)
  • Qualifications / experience in Mental Health, Individual Support, Disability, Social Work or other relevant qualification
This position will be working in a team to cover shifts to maintain 24/7 support. This will involve morning, afternoon and completing active night and sleep over shifts.

It is a requirement of this position to acquire and maintain a positive Working With Children's Check, NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and a current & valid driver's license. You will also be required to use your personal mobile device to access information such as your roster, client information and submitting case notes.

About the Role

You will be joining our team in Bendigo that provides complex mental health support. We assist & support people in their own homes to develop skills and abilities to handle day to day tasks. Our goal is to enable rather than do, to promote independence, development and confidence of the individuals. This role has a large focus on supporting people with their mental health requirements and assisting people with their different behaviours of concern. Our success will enable them to have the voice and choice to thrive in their local communities.

The role entails:
  • Meeting the individual needs according to an established behavioural support plan
  • Developing professional relationships with individuals, their families and others in the community
  • Supporting the development of daily living skills and capacity for self-care
  • Providing accurate and timely case notes so that others can provide a consistent experience for the individual
  • Working in a way that supports a strong safety culture for you, your peers and the people we support
  • Engage in and self-direct ongoing professional development and practice improvement
What we can offer you

ermha365 is an agile and innovative NGO with a growth agenda across Australia.

As an employee you will be offered:
  • Opportunity to have a career that changes lives
  • On the job training and development
  • Flexibility in working hours to suit work life balance
  • A supportive team environment that is engaging and inspiring
  • A competitive total package including salary packaging for all employees
About ermha365

ermha365 exists to ensure that people experiencing mental illness and cognitive disability, and their carers, can thrive in and become part of the community. We choose to work with people who have fallen through the gaps in the system and where there is no obvious support. We are often considered the provider of last resort.

We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

Ermha

Bendigo, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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