Support Worker - Me Well NEMA
Empower and support people in the community living with mental illness and assist these customers in getting the most out of life.
What you will be doing?
As a Support Worker with Me Well your mission will be to empower and support people in the community living with mental illness and to assist these customers in getting the most out of life. This primarily mobile role means you won’t be stuck in an office all day, instead you will be out visiting customers, assisting them in their daily living activities and participating in the community. This could be anything from developing cooking and cleaning skills, budgeting, shopping, home maintenance, joining community groups or using public transport to get around. Each customer plan has already been worked out your role would be to help them reach their goals by providing coaching and support.
Why you should come work with us?
Backed by Neami National (one of Australia’s most respected service providers in the mental health sector) Me Well is a national Not-For-Profit organisation setup specifically to provide services under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Joining Me Well now in the early rollout stage means you will be working with us to shape how services will be delivered under the new scheme. This will be a challenging role but also offers great opportunities for learning, development and career progression as the organisation rapidly expands over the next 12 months. Working for a Not-For-Profit means you will be involved in an organisation that values people from all walks of life with rich and varied skills from all sectors and professional backgrounds. Me Well also offers generous salary packaging with up to $15,900+ in tax free pay per FBT year for full time and part time positions. If you are passionate about making a real tangible difference in people’s lives, Me Well is the place for you.
What you will need to bring to the role?
As a Support Worker with Me Well you will be a true people person that thrives on interacting and engaging with people from diverse backgrounds. Your reliability, adaptability and common sense approach to problem solving will serve you well in this role. As this is a mobile role you will need to be comfortable working unsupervised, taking responsibility and acting in a calm caring manner no matter the situation. While managers and team leaders will available to provide support and coaching along the way your independence and confidence in day to day decision making will be important. Ideally you will be currently studying or have completed a Social Welfare qualification and have some exposure to working with customers with mental health issues.
You will also need:
To be computer literate
Your own vehicle (or regular access to one) that is fully registered and insured
A current Australian drivers licence
A current police and working with children check
If you are looking to build a career in the Mental Health sector we want to speak to you. Please complete the application form below and we will be in touch asap.
To discuss the position, please contact: Jess McGrath, NDIS Transition Manager: (03) 8691 5462
Applications should include a CV. You do not need to provide a written response to the selection criteria or cover letter.
To apply, please:
Include three current referees.
Ensure the files are in Word (.doc) or Adobe Reader (.pdf) format.