Job Type






Community Service Worker Australia

Mission Australia

Mission Australia Australia Australia

1 month ago

• Max term Full Time| one year contract
• Location: Ashfield, NSW
• Salary: $34.84/hr + super + salary packaging benefits
• Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need in a specialist role

Life at Mission Australia

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose .

Your Opportunity

The Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) is an adult mental health recovery program which provides complex case management and direct support in the community for individuals who are at risk of repeated hospitalisation and/or homelessness.

The HASI program aims to reduce hospitalisations, homelessness, and mental distress, by increasing independence, building resilience and encouraging mental health recovery for... adults with severe mental illness.

In this role, you will provide holistic care in our clients’ recovery journey to achieve sustainable outcome. The candidate requires to work with people from non-English speaking background.

Key Responsibilities
• Provide psychosocial support to consumers clinically assessed as having severe mental illness, with high levels of psychosocial impairment to increase skill, knowledge and independence regarding activities of daily living such as tenancy maintenance,
• Assist consumers to connect and access community based social activities,
• Provide psycho-education and support to manage mental distress regarding experiences of mental health,
• Coordinate and attend appointments with consumers to support psychosocial recovery,
• Assisting consumers in the creation, implementation, and review of holistic person centred support plans through a range of activities,
• Provide comprehensive community care coordination and advocacy,
• Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders including service partners, government agencies, and external supports
• Assist in the promotion and awareness of HASI and its involvement in community activities
• Assist consumers to improve their quality of life and to enhance their skills to continue living independently in the community.

Requirements For Success
• A relevant tertiary qualification- min of Cert IV in Mental Health
• Relevant work experience in Mental Health or community services related environment
• Knowledge and understanding of recovery orientated practices
• Strong communication and relationship building skills
• A willingness to learn and develop your skills
• Drivers’ licence and high level confidence driving in a wide catchment area,
• Must be able to work evenings and weekends
• Chinese speaking candidate preferrable

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check.

In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Our culture

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career. We’re committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve. We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you’re skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia.

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia . We encourage applications from people with disability and Indigenous Australians.

If you have a disability and need support to submit your application, please email [email protected] .

Your Benefits
• Rewarding work – every day you know you’re making a real difference
• Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)
• Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers
• Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support .

How To Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and send your cover letter and resume today. As a committed Circle Back Initiative employer, we will respond to your application.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description and click “Apply now”. We will respond to your application. For further information regarding working with us, visit Working for Mission Australia.

Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence immediately. Thank you

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