Employment Specialist

Employment status
Full Time
Classification and Salary
CSD Level 3 from $61,289 – $66,069 pa (pro rata) dependent on skills and experience
Location
Hours
8.30am - 5.00pm
Contract Details
Maximin Term Contract until 30 June 2019
Closing date for applications: Sunday 30 April 2017
Position overview

Support consumers working towards employment goals through Individual Placement & Support Program

  • Contribute to a new mental health program
  • Work within a values based, progressive Not for Profit Organisation
  • Be part of a dynamic and reflective team working providing specialised support

Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society

About the Role: 

Full Time, Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2019

Located at Neami Merrylands

Working in partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, Neami National have committed to establishing a new mental health service in the Western Sydney area. The Enhanced Adult Community Living Supports (CLS) program will provide community based support to people living with a mental illness in Western Sydney.

Employment and psychological wellbeing have been found to be closely interlinked. People in employment are more likely to report higher levels of overall wellbeing. Conversely, unemployment is associated with lower life satisfaction. Engaging in work improves mental health while reducing psychological distress for most people. This relates to the way people feel about being engaged in meaningful work, making a contribution to society, providing for their family, creating a time structure to days and weeks, and a sense of social connectedness.

The Employment Specialist will work in the context of the Individual Placement and Support program (IPS); supporting the consumers working toward employment goals, the Employment Support Worker will carry out all six phases of employment service (e.g. program intake, engagement, assessment, job development/job placement, job coaching, and follow-along support). This role will work closely alongside other Neami National Western Sydney programs such as Enhanced Adult Community Living Supports (CLS)

About Neami

Neami National is a community-based recovery and rehabilitation service supporting people living with mental illness and psychiatric disability to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals. We provide services in more than 50 locations, ranging from the inner-city and suburbs to regional and remote parts of Australia.

Neami celebrates diversity brought by those from diverse cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal heritage and those with lived experiences of mental illness and recovery, all of whom are strongly encouraged to apply for any positions at Neami that match their skills and interest.

For further information including how to apply please visit: www.neaminational.org.au/careers

Download the Position description, Select the ‘Jobs’ tab and submit your application online!

Applications for this role close: Sunday 30 April 2017

We respectfully request no recruitment agency applications

Visit: www.neaminational.org.au/careers for a Position Description

Select the ‘Jobs’ tab and submit your application online!

To discuss the position, please contact

Kate Feder

Employment Services Manager

 

02 9570 5933 or 0437 385 504