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Mental Health Support Worker

Wellways Australia - Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Wellways Australia

  • Casual opportunities in Mental Health Support Work, based in New Norfolk
  • $31 per hour + casual loading + penalty rates for weekends & public holidays + salary packaging benefits
  • Variety of shift times available including weekends
  • Support and assist our participants to create a fulfilling and meaningful life as part of their community and in their home

About Wellways

We are a values-based organisation. We stand for Honesty, Acceptance, Fairness, Commitment, and Participation.

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families, and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to ensure people have access to the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth, and older Australians and those requiring community care.


The Tasmanian team is a team that celebrates diversity. We are a supportive, professional, and hardworking team working to optimise outcomes for people who choose to use our services. With a commitment to making a meaningful contribution within our communities.

About this opportunity

We are seeking experienced Mental Health Support Workers who are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of others. The role will have a dedicated focus of working with one participant and will provide a fulfilling and rewarding challenge.

Shifts include morning, afternoon, and sleepover shifts.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Community outreach
  • Interface with other services working in the mental health sector
  • Domestic activities
  • Transport
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Social and community participation

About you:

  • Shares alignment to Wellways values
  • Commitment and belief in building capacity in people
  • Demonstrates resilience alongside effective self-care strategies
  • Effective communicator
  • Takes initiative

Skills & essential requirements:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification or 2 years equivalent experience working in the mental health sector
  • Medication administration training (essential)
  • Experience working alongside people with complex support needs (desirable)
  • Current first-aid certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Current valid Driver's Licence
  • Satisfactory National Police Records Check
  • Satisfactory NDIS Screening Check
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Cerificate: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/support-for-workers/training-course

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our careers page: https://wellways.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5374394.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please Bridgett Parry - CDS Coordinator at bparry@wellways.org

Applications close 21 February 2021

We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply. Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.

Applications close: 21 Feb 2021

Hobart, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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