Careers For UnitingCare Wesley Bowden
Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker

Employment Type:
FT - Full-Time Temporary  
Mental Health
SCHCDS Level 4 + salary packaging + super
Closing Date:
Supporting Documentation:

  • Full time / part time fixed term contract until 30 June 2022 – two positions available
  • Attractive salary packaging opportunities to increase your take home pay by up to 12%
  • Support people living with complex mental health issues

About UCWB

We deliver social services that are shaped around individual needs and goals to help create positive futures built on independence and esteem.  We deliver services in Aged Care, Child & Family, Financial Health, Mental Health & NDIS.  We operate two social enterprises, a community child care centre and a psychology practice.  We have been in operation for over 150 years.

About the Consortium

The Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker works as part of the National Psychosocial Support Measure (NPS), a program delivered by UCWB as part of a Consortium with Neami National (lead agency), Life Without Barriers, Mind Australia, Mission Australia and Skylight Mental Health.

The Role

The Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker (CRSW) works alongside people on their recovery journey. The role of the CRSW is to focus on practical and day to day aspects of people’s lives and link them to additional supports they may require. The CRSW helps consumers to increase their independence and ability to function in the community by assisting them to set goals and by providing a range of supports including one to one direction, group activities focused on personal development and life skills training and linking consumers with other services and community supports. 

You will do this by:

  • Helping consumers to identify needs and set goals
  • Assisting consumers to identify personal barriers to independence through collaborative assessment of their life skills, employment skills and personal development needs
  • Acting as a mentor and supporting consumers to participate in everyday activities
  • Developing life skills and pre-employment skills workshops relevant to participant’s needs and capacity
  • Assisting consumers to identify social, economic, recreational and educational services in the community that meet their needs.

About You

You will be committed to working with people with mental illness in ways which promote recovery. You will be able to work as member of a team and actively participate in reflective practice through team meetings, service planning sessions, supervision and staff development activities.  You will have effective oral and written communication skills and ensure sensitivity to client’s needs and privacy.

Qualifications and Experience

You will have:

  • Certificate IV in Mental Health or equivalent human services or community qualification
  • Knowledge of issues impacting on people with mental illness and strategies that are helpful in maintaining mental health and well being
  • Knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of mental health consumers
  • A broad knowledge of mental health services in South Australia
  • Ability to relate well and communicate with people with mental illness, carers and service providers
  • Ability to build rapport with a range of people from a variety of backgrounds and belief systems
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging people from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Ability to accept supervision and work under general direction
  • A current South Australian Driver’s Licence
  • A current DHS Working With Children Check, or ability to obtain at your own cost prior to commencement of employment.

What we can offer you

By joining UCWB, you will enjoy:

  • Working in an organisation that has been awarded for its employee engagement and job satisfaction.
  • 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, free flu vaccinations, employee assistance program, flexible working practices.
  • A supportive team environment which celebrates diversity and inclusion.
  • Salary packaging options, resulting in a 6-12% increase to take home pay.
  • Working within an organisation that promotes a child safe environment.


This role is based at our central office in Bowden however off-site work out in the community will be required.  

How to Apply

Click Apply Now, complete the screening questions and upload your resume and cover letter. The role profile for this position is available to download at the top of this page.

Applications close Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 5:00pm. Please direct any initial queries about this role to Ruth Klee, Team Leader Mental Health, by calling 8245 7353 / 0429 323 986, or emailing

Diversity and Inclusion

We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the needs of our customers and enrich the culture of our workforce. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and communities with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our vacancies.