Careers For UnitingCare Wesley Bowden
Mental Health Support Workers

Location:
Bowden  
Employment Type:
CA - Casual  
Department:
Field Workforce
Supporting Documentation:

·         Adelaide Metro – Inner suburbs location

·         Flexible work arrangements

·         Generous salary packaging

 

About UCWB

UCWB is a well-respected Community Services organisation with an aspiration to be a leading provider of individual and community social services. Our purpose is to deliver innovative, tailored services that support individual and community well-being. Our focus is vulnerable children and their families, older people, individuals who live with disability, and carers.

Why work at UCWB

We have a track record of being a highly sought after workplace because of our strong values-based culture. Our relationships and interactions are supported by the four pillars of respect, trust, integrity and courage, and our people are our greatest asset.   We celebrate a culture that is vibrant, connected, innovative and inclusive.

By joining UCWB, you will enjoy:

·         Personal and professional development opportunities through our ‘GROW’ initiative.  A comprehensive e-learning library, monthly   lunch and learns with guest speakers and other development tailored to either your current role or preparing you for future opportunities.

·         Commitment to Work Health Safety and Wellbeing including, flu vaccinations, employee assistance program, flexible working practices.

·         Industry leading job satisfaction

·         A supportive team environment which celebrates diversity and inclusion

·         Salary packaging options, resulting in a 5-10% increase to take home pay

The Role

Our Support Workers are accountable to the Field Workforce Team Leader and are responsible for providing support to individuals and their families to remain independent to live their life the way they choose, in their home and community. 

Duties will include:

  • Personal care
  • Making beds, general cleaning, laundry (washing and ironing),
  • Food preparation and/or cooking, General Life Skills
  • Assistance with banking and/or shopping, transport/accompany to appointments, prompt the taking of medications from dosettes / webster packs, gardening, social outings
  • Respite and Social Support
  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation and communication with office staff

About You

We are seeking enthusiastic and passionate mental health support workers, with exceptional communication skills including the ability to communicate with linguistically diverse persons and utilise non-verbal forms of communication. You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team and be physically fit and able to perform duties which involve prolonged and significant physical activity including lifting, walking, bending and stretching.

You will have:

  • A satisfactory DCSI Aged & Child Employment screenings 
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant privacy, confidentiality and security legislation
  • Demonstrated understanding of WHS risks associated with the position (both from client and support worker perspective)
  • Ability to describe the principles of person-centred care
  • Commitment to the program’s success and to attend relevant training
  • Ability to communicate and use a smart phone/tablet for telephone and electronic communication
  • Ability to mentor vulnerable clients to develop and maintain safe and positive relationships and assist customers to pursue their interests and participate in activities.
  • Ability and experience in managing challenging behaviours
  • Availability to work across a variety of shifts on weekdays, evenings  and weekends
  • Sensitive to the particular needs of vulnerable people, including the aged, people with mental health or intellectual and physical disabilities, and their networks and families

Qualifications and Experience

  • Cert IV in Mental Health (essential minimum qualification)
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Current Drivers Licence, own transport and willingness to travel between clients
  • Current Child Safe Environments Training Certificate

Desirable:

  • Minimum of 12 months in the Community Sector as a Mental Health Support Worker
  • Personal Care Qualification

How to Apply

Go to the top of this screen.  Select the Apply Now button.  Upload your resume and a cover letter outlining how you meet the key criteria in this advertisement.