We are looking for: Disability and Mental Health Support Workers
J & P for this position is available here: 2017.08.21 – J & P – Disability and Mental Health Support Worker
Aboriginal Sobriety Group Indigenous Corporation (ASG) are looking for motivated Disability Support Workers with experience working in the area of mental health and comorbidity.
ASG are an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation that provides a range of programs and services in key areas including drug and alcohol recovery, homelessness, social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and disability.
Our approach is client centred with a focus on participation and partnership to improve life opportunities and broader social and emotional wellbeing determinants for the people we support.
About the role:
We are seeking client centred Support Workers with experience and knowledge in the area of mental health and disability. The program supports clients with a disability where needs are identified as high and complex and operate within a restrictive practice framework that aims to deliver a least restrictive practice.
Support Workers are engaged to work on rosters and duties vary depending on who you are supporting. .
Successful applicants will possess:
- Certificate III (or higher) in Disability, Mental Health, Community Services, or Aged Care (or similar, please contact us if you are unsure)
- Knowledge and experience in using positive behaviour support plans
- Strong understanding of disabilities, including mental health and complex needs
- A full and unrestricted Driver’s License
- DCSI Child- Related Clearance
- Willingness and availability to work over a 24 hour, 7 day roster
- Willingness to learn
Applicants with experience and knowledge in working with Borderline Personality Disorder and Mental Health issues are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants who are highly competent in administration of medications are also strongly encouraged to apply.
ASG fosters a collaborative and cohesive work environment where people share experiences with one another supporting a best practice model and the delivery of positive lifestyles for our clients.
If you value a person centred approach and possess the necessary skills and qualities to work in an area that delivers positive outcomes for a unique group of people, please send your curriculum vitae to [email protected] or contact (08) 8223 4204.
If there are no current vacancies or they are not suitable for you and you would like to register your interest, you are welcome to email reception (at) asg.org.au and attach your resume and cover letter explaining what type of role you are looking for, alternatively you can post your resume to:
Aboriginal Sobriety Group Inc
PO Box 7306 Hutt Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
Screening and background checks
ASG is committed to the safety of our clients and ensuring the integrity of the organisation.
All employees are required to have a current DCSI Child-Related Employment Screening through Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) and achieve a satisfactory outcome. Screenings are renewed every 3 years.
If you successfully apply for employment at ASG and you do not have current clearances from DCSI you will be provided with the appropriate forms and your on-going employment will be reliant on the outcome.
The cost of obtaining these clearances will be met by the employee.
You can find further information about the DCSI screening and assessment process at http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/screen