The Social & Emotional Wellbeing Worker is responsible for providing confidential education and support to individuals, families and the community affected by Mental Illness and for promoting healthy lifestyles, healthy choices and preventative measures.

This position is also responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of an appropriate range of wellbeing services.

  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Industry Award 2010
  • Full Time, 38hr per week
  • Competitive Salary 
  • 9.5% Superannuation & Access to Salary Packaging

Key Responsibilities; (see PD for full responsibilities)

  • Provide support to individuals and families affected by mental illnesses
  • Provide support to a range of clientele
  • Complete a care plan for the client stipulating the support services linked in and goals set for the family.
  • Seek guidance for the Wellbeing Team Leader in relation to supporting clients.
  • Ensure that the client’s needs are being met and that all support networks are linked in.
  • Be available to so home visits when clients are unable to visit BDAC.
  • Advocate and support clients accessing mainstream Wellbeing services.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent,
  • Knowledge of the causes and effects of mental illnesses on individuals, families and communities,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently plan and organise own workload,
  • Experience in the Mental Health sector and sound knowledge of the relevant legislation, policies and procedures,
  • Proven experience in a health setting,
  • Ability to manage stressful situations,
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team,
  • Demonstrated negotiation and advocacy skills,
  • Understanding of crisis management and the ability to deal with life threatening situation including the prevention of suicide,
  • The requirements of support programs available.
  • Formal qualification in Mental Health or Equivalent (Cert III Minimum)

HOW TO APPLY

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 14th April 2021

Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria,

Forward your cover letter, addressed key selection criteria and resume to [email protected] before the closing date. 

For more information about the position, please refer to the position description or contact the Human Resource Team via [email protected] 

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply