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Support Worker (NDIS Mental Health)
Adelaide Metro (Casual)
  • Multiple vacancies across Adelaide metro region
  • Flexible and autonomous role 
  • Long standing and reputable organisation

About Us

At Centacare Catholic Family Services, our mission is to provide relevant, authentic and effective services that will enhance the quality of life of our clients and enable them to participate fully in the community. We employ approximately 500 staff across our metropolitan and regional locations and we deliver services to over 30,000 South Australians each year, without regard to religion, race, culture, sexuality, gender or economic circumstance. We support people in the areas of disability, family, youth and children, health and well-being, education and training, homelessness and domestic violence. Centacare is a child safe and a quality accredited organisation.

 

About the Position

The Support Worker will provide psychosocial (mental health) support to Centacare clients who are on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The scheme provides Australians who have a permanent and significant disability, with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life. Centacare offers a range of NDIS mental health services to support individuals to realise their own strength and skills, and to achieve their goals through recovery orientated practice. The main supports this role will provide include:

  • Assistance with day to day living - capacity building in their life
  • Access to community, social and recreational activities
  • Support to build independence and personal control
  • Help to develop supports outside of the living environment

About You

To be considered for this position you will need the following:   

 

Essential Criteria  

  • Minimum qualifications in Certificate IV in Mental Health (Non-clinical) OR Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • Proven knowledge of Mental Health Recovery Principles and application of Recovery Orientated Practice
  • A Department for Human Services (DHS) Child-Related Employment Screening or the ability to obtain one
  • Current South Australian Driver’s Licence or equivalent

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working with individuals with a psychosocial disability and their support networks
  • Lived Experience of a mental illness and ability to demonstrate significant mental health recovery
  • Knowledge of the NDIS
  • Experience working with the NDIS

Our Culture and Benefits

At Centacare we believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect. We value the uniqueness of individuals, we consult, collaborate and operate with integrity and professionalism. Centacare is committed to cultivating a harmonious workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Equal opportunity principles align with our mission, vision and values. We believe that treating our workers fairly has a positive impact on our clients, maintains our reputation as an Employer of Choice and a great place to work! We offer a supportive work environment and on-going development through various training opportunities.

 

How to Register Interest

To register interest for this position please submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this role as outlined in the position description. To access the position description or submit your application click on the Register Interest button!

 

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