About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers aims to partner with people (including those with disability, in out of home care, the homeless, mental illness or refugees) to change their lives for the better. We value relationships, imagination, courage, responsiveness and we are respectful and caring in all our dealings.
At Life Without Barriers we all share the responsibility for child safety.
Life Without Barriers works with clients from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and life-styles. Our clients have varied and different life experiences, physical abilities and skills. We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.
About the Role
We are currently seeking suitably skilled and enthusiastic Support Facilitators to join our team in Adelaide on a full-time basis until 30/6/2018 with possibility of extension due to funding.
A Support Facilitator is the key representative of the PIR program at the frontline, coordinating the care of consumers and finding solutions to their complex needs, liaising with all stakeholders and providing feedback on the PIR program. The role is suited to an experienced professional with a background in working with clients with complex needs and mental health issues, a commitment to innovation and systems change that results in better outcomes for this target group and for those with a passion and aptitude for strong consumer advocacy.
As a Support Facilitator you will work with consumers applying a person-centred, recovery focussed approach. Highly developed interpersonal communication skills will be required, including relationship building, negotiation, advocacy and conflict resolution. Experience working in a culturally sensitive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a willingness to work and train in culturally appropriate approaches.
Skills and experience
- A tertiary qualification relevant to the health or mental health area, with a minimum of Certificate IV Mental Health (non-clinical) or equivalent with significant experience in working with people with a mental illness.
- Demonstrated professional and personal commitment to upholding and facilitating the rights of people living with complex mental health and other needs.
- Understanding and commitment to recovery-oriented principles in mental healthcare.
- Demonstrated skills in working with clients with complex needs, and capacity to see consumers at the core of their focus.
- Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to develop appropriate Action Plans.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience in advocating for services for and/or working with people with complex needs.
- Proven ability to analyse problems and formulate solutions in a clear, innovative and resourceful manner and evidence of a holistic approach.
- Experience in case coordination for people living with complex needs.
- Experience engaging with clients to offer and seek solutions to complex problems in a resourceful manner using the additional services and support available to enhance recovery outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a range of different service providers (including government and non-government) to access services and/or coordinate service delivery.
- Current Driver Licence.
The successful candidate is required to have a DCSI (Department of Community and Social Inclusion) Child Related employment screening.
We want to work with people who are passionate about making a difference; who are open to new ways of thinking; who value genuine, long-lasting relationships; and who are flexible, courageous, and believe in opportunity for all. We have high expectations but in return, we'll give you opportunities to learn and evolve as part of a growing and vital organisation. And we'll give you the chance to do work that makes a genuine difference in your community.
• Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
• Excellent tax benefits
• Growing organisation with great career opportunities
How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click on the Apply button and follow the screen prompts by midnight AEST, Sunday 4th June 2017.
If you have any queries, please contact Katharine Barklay Program Coordinator on (08) 8307 2800.