Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Workers (Bourke)
- Join a recognised leading provider of mental health services
- Enjoy a challenging and rewarding role working within a professional, dynamic and fun team
- Attractive remuneration with tax-free salary packaging benefits up to $16,050 per year
- Enjoy family-friendly and flexible working conditions
About the Organisation
The Richmond Fellowship of NSW (RFNSW) is a rapidly growing non-government organisation (NGO). Approaching 40 years, the organisation has provided community based mental health support and rehabilitation services throughout metropolitan, regional, rural and remote NSW. RFNSW is recognised as a leading provider of mental health services and promotes the rights of those with mental illness.
RFNSW is committed to providing high quality services and is looking for insightful, innovative and adaptable individuals dedicated to making a difference in mental health.
- Provides a range of accommodation services with varying levels of support that enable people with mental illness to live in the community in an environment of support and acceptance.
- Provides and facilitates access to, recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation programs that assist each person to maximise his or her potential to function at an optimum individual level.
- Supports people to be able to take greater responsibility for their lives.
- Provides flexible services in response to the identified needs of people with mental illness.
- Involves friends and families in the service.
- Promotes positive attitudes towards people with a mental illness in the community and aims to challenge and overcome prejudice and stigma.
- Lobbies for increased resources to improve services for people with a mental illness.
Bourke, known as the 'real' outback, is located in far Northwest NSW on the Darling River, with an approximate population of 4,000 people.
Bourke hosts a variety of attractions, accommodation, restaurants, health and education services, recreation, children's facilities and sporting clubs.
Bourke is loved for its friendly locals, incredible history and natural wonders. It's simply a great place to live and work!
About the Opportunities
The Richmond Fellowship of NSW (RFNSW) has a number of exciting opportunities for full-time Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Workers to join their dynamic Bourke team.
In these pivotal roles, you will provide rehabilitation and support services to clients across a broad range of programs including those with a focus on, but not limited to, self-care, social, living, vocational, education/training and community integration/advocacy. Providing support will generally mean enabling people to live as independently as possible within the community.
Your day to day duties may include:
- Ensuring that the services provided in the various programs are consistent with the aims and objectives of RFNSW, and that services are delivered in accordance with the standards of the National Standards for Mental Health and NSW Disability Services Act;
- Preparing and maintaining clients’ file documentation and being accountable for outcomes;
- Promoting, encouraging and supporting the rights of clients to participate in decision-making at every level of service delivery;
- Being responsible for managing and planning your own work and assisting lower classified staff to manage and plan their work;
- Preparing and delivering in-service training;
- Exercising initiative within established procedures and guidelines, supporting the manager in the application of established procedures and establishing goals/objectives and outcomes for your own particular work program or project;
- Supervising more than one component of the service;
- Complex operational work and may undertake planning and co-ordination of activities within a clearly defined area of the service; and
- Assisting managers to organise rosters and work schedules.
- Participate in community engagement activities to promote and raise awareness of Mental Health issues and programs.
Successful applicants will have a Certificate IV in Mental Health Work (Non-clinical), or an approved tertiary equivalent in the areas of Community Work, Mental Health, Welfare, Children's Services, Positive Parenting or Child Protection. It is also mandatory that you possess a current unrestricted NSW driver's licence.
You will have at least 12 months relevant work experience and be able to show a sound knowledge of mental health service delivery practices.
Importantly, you will be a caring and understanding individual, with strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as effective organisational skills, good problem solving skills and the ability to work in challenging situations. You will also be able to demonstrate a practical and optimistic approach, ability to work effectively within a team environment as well as independently, and have good computer skills.
An enthusiasm for the industry, together with a positive attitude and a genuine desire to help others and improve the community is essential!
The successful applicants will join an organisation that recognises and values its people as demonstrated by:
- Tax-Free Salary Packaging available of up to $16,050 (full and part-time staff only);
- Family-friendly and flexible working conditions;
- Generous leave provisions including paid parental leave;
- A talent management and study assistance program;
- Career development opportunities;
- Access to regular professional management support, peer support and critical incident support services; and
- Comprehensive infrastructure including fleet motor vehicles, mobile phones and other resources for work purposes.
It is essential that applicants possess a current NSW Driver's Licence and have the right to work in Australia.