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Mental Health Support Worker

Sunshine Kids - Musha Vana - Craigieburn, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Hit the ground running and apply your experience and expert knowledge to support people with disability.

  • NFP Salary Packaging
  • Craigieburn location
  • Immediate start

ABOUT US

Welcome to SKMV, where teamwork is everything. We are a passionate NFP organisation providing disability support services within the NDIS framework. Our charitable projects extend far across the ocean to some of the most rural regions in Africa. Working at SKMV is not just a job, it's a lifestyle. We offer interesting and challenging roles, where your skills are what got you in the door and we will help you learn and thrive the rest of the way.

PERKS

  • A progressive and supportive working environment
  • Variety in work and a sense of achievement
  • Work within an ambitious and fast paced environment and join a team with heart. Love what you do!

THE OPPORTUNITY

As a Mental Health Support Worker, you will assist the participant to live independently in their home and provide tailored support and care. The position requires working across a broad range of key stakeholders including participants, families, allied health practitioners and external companies and governing bodies (e.g. NDIA).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct support to participants to achieve their goals including assistance with daily house chores, cooking, personal hygiene practices, medication administration etc.
  • Build and maintain trusting and meaningful relationships with people we support, their circle of support and the wider community
  • Ensure policies, procedures and documentation requirements are followed to enhance smooth service delivery and compliance with relevant authorities
  • Assist in implementing Positive Behaviour Support plans and behavioural strategies with the support team for the benefit of participants
  • Facilitate community inclusion and participation, and support people to establish and maintain effective relationships and interests through access to community activities and services
  • Encourage positive and socially appropriate behaviour and effectively manage challenging behaviours
  • Take initiative in improving service delivery and confident in making suggestions to the leadership team

ABOUT YOU

We are a movement, and this is a career, not just a job. If you meet the below criteria, we would love to speak with you.

  • 2+ years’ experience in supporting young people and adults with complex mental health and behaviours of concern
  • Certificate 4 in Mental Health (must have)
  • Passion for working with and supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals
  • Ability to work flexible hours and adaptable to change
  • Understanding and committed to a person-centric model of practice
  • Must have capabilities in safe administration of medication, food handling and hygiene and manual handling
  • Possess a love for animals (participant owns a dog)
  • Skilled in applying strategies to de-escalate highly tense situations when participants with mental health issues are triggered

Required prior to employment:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • WWC Check
  • Police Check
  • Driver Licence and own reliable vehicle that can be used for participant transport
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Mental Health Certificate

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment.

For more information about SKMV and the services provided, please feel free to visit our website: www.mushavana.org

Craigieburn, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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