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Mental Health Support Worker

Position type: Full time (76 hours per fortnight) fixed term 6 month contract

Classification: Social, Community and Home Care Disability Services Award (2010) Level 3.4

Salary: $63,074 per annum full time equivalent plus 9.5% superannuation and salary packaging

Working Hours: 76 hours per fortnight (including evenings and weekends on a monthly roster)

Effective Date As soon as possible

Organisational Context:

Stepping Stone is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to assisting people with a mental illness. Based on the Clubhouse International model (www.clubhouse-intl.org), our mission is to assist adults with mental health issues to develop the skills and confidence necessary to live satisfying and productive lives in the community. This assistance is provided through a recovery based program designed to empower and support its members. Stepping Stone includes a prevocational work program, social recreation activities, housing support, employment programs, education support, exercise programs, and various individual supports.

Recently, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has introduced a new framework for providing support for people with mental illness. NDIS provides funding so people can get the care and support they need, based on their individual support needs, goals and aspirations. NDIS funds individual plans with funded supports, links to services and activities, and where necessary, supports over a lifetime as well as providing access to mainstream services, community activities and other initiatives.  

Purpose of Role:

The Mental Health Support Worker position will work to deliver the above services and supports in a manner designed to empower our members and to assist them in achieving their individual goals for recovery.  This support will be delivered according to the guidelines and principles of various frameworks (NDIS, General), and as such the role of the Mental Health Support Worker position will need to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to each individual members’ needs.

We work in a cohesive team environment where everyone supports each other to achieve our mission. Our work environment is positive, collegiate, vibrant, fluid and unique. Our team is committed to creating a workplace culture that reflects the following core values:

We have Purpose
We value Enjoyment
We are Agile
We Belong
We are a Community

Stepping Stone is committed to our members receiving the support that they believe is most relevant and helpful.  As a service provider under the NDIS, Stepping Stone provides both coordination of support and general service delivery.  We are committed to supporting our members to make fully informed decisions, and understand that members may elect to receive support from organisations other than Stepping Stone.  Where a staff member is providing coordination of support under NDIS, they will not provide NDIS services to that member. When a member elects to receive services from providers other than Stepping Stone, we will work in partnership and collaborate with that provider in the best interests of our member.

Position Duties
Service Delivery:  General

In line with Clubhouse International’s Model of recovery oriented practice:

· Work in a generalist role to assist members to identify their goals, and provide individual support such as employment, education, housing, advocacy, and assistance to access external services.  

· Facilitate personal recovery and wellbeing through the provision of supports to members consistent with their defined goals and aspirations.

· Facilitate the work of the unit, engaging members in all aspects of unit work with the aim of increasing members’ self-esteem, concentration, stamina and social skills.

· Developing and maintain meaningful work opportunities in the unit for members.  

· Assisting in the outreach program providing phone, email, mail, home and hospital visits.

· Presenting to community groups regarding mental illness and the Clubhouse model.

· Ensure that all member information is entered into the Member Database in a timely manner

· Meet all data entry, administrative and reporting requirements for NDIS and other funding bodies.

· Undertake relevant training and professional development, including regular supervision, appropriate to the primary work of the service.

· Participate in the Social Recreational Program both within the Clubhouse and in the community.


About You:
To be considered for this role, you will need:

Must Have:

1. Knowledge, understanding and/or lived experience of the impact of serious mental ill-health, recovery, well-being and capacity to work with people with multiple and/or complex support needs.

2. Knowledge of the NDIS, and how to navigate the support system including the ability to access a range of relevant community resources.

3. Demonstrated experience and skill in programs for people with a mental illness and ability to manage these programs in a way that ensures maximum consumer participation.

4. Highly developed communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

5. Skills and experience in advocacy, collaboration, facilitation, evaluation and problem solving.

6. Possess a current open C-Class Drivers Licence valid in Queensland.

7. Sound IT competencies with Microsoft programs and Client Management Systems.

8. Hold or be eligible for a Yellow Card and Workers Screening under NDIS.

Desirable:

9. An appropriate University degree

10. Interest in/knowledge of the Clubhouse model

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NDIS Support Coordinator

Position type: Full time, temporary position covering parental leave

Classification: Social, Community and Home Care Disability Services Award (2010) Level 4.4

Salary: $36.64 per hour plus 9.5% superannuation and salary packaging

Working Hours: 76 hours per fortnight. Flexible working environment consisting of Stepping Stone, offsite meetings, in home meetings and opportunity to work from home

Reporting to: NDIS Coordinator and Executive Director

Effective Date As soon as possible

Position Title: Support Coordinator

Organisational Context:

Stepping Stone is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to assisting people with a mental illness. Based on the Clubhouse International model (www.clubhouse-intl.org), our mission is to assist adults with mental health issues to develop the skills and confidence necessary to live satisfying and productive lives in the community. This assistance is provided through a recovery based program designed to empower and support its members. Stepping Stone includes a prevocational work program, social recreation activities, housing support, employment programs, education support, exercise programs, and various individual supports.

Recently, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has introduced a new framework for providing support for people with mental illness. NDIS provides funding so people can get the care and support they need, based on their individual support needs, goals and aspirations. NDIS funds individual plans with funded supports, links to services and activities, and where necessary, supports over a lifetime as well as providing access to mainstream services, community activities and other initiatives.  

Purpose of Role:

The Support Coordinator position will work to deliver Support Co-ordination in a manner designed to empower our members/external referrals and to assist them in achieving their individual goals for recovery. 

 This support will be delivered according to the guidelines and principles of NDIS framework and as such the role of the NDIS Support Coordinator will need to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to each individual member’s/external referral’s needs.

 We work in a cohesive team environment where everyone supports each other to achieve our mission. Our work environment is positive, collegiate, vibrant, fluid and unique.

 Our team is committed to creating a workplace culture that reflects the following core values:

We have Purpose

We value Enjoyment

We are Agile

We Belong

We are a Community

 Stepping Stone is committed to our members receiving the support that they believe is most relevant and helpful.  As a service provider under the NDIS, Stepping Stone provides both coordination of support and general service delivery.  We are committed to supporting our members to make fully informed decisions, and understand that members may elect to receive support from organisations other than Stepping Stone.  Where a staff member is providing coordination of support under NDIS, they will be not provide NDIS services to that member. When a member elects to receive services from providers other than Stepping Stone, we will work in partnership and collaborate with that provider in the best interests of our member.

Position Duties:

Support Coordination (NDIS)

 In line with the NDIS plan undertake the following:

 ·         Welcome and engage the member/external referral and any supports to ensure they are fully aware of the role of Support Co-ordination in assisting them with the effective implementation of their NDIS plan.

·         Ensure the member/external referral is provided with a service agreement prior to providing any support coordination, is fully informed about its contents and signs it as part of the engagement process.

·         Act as a central reference point for the member/external referral and their family/carers in the coordination of the persons NDIS plan.

·         In collaboration with the member/external support, identify key recovery goals noted in their NDIS plan and the relevant services to support these goals.

·         Co-ordinate a broad range of service providers and ensure a team approach to addressing the member’s/external referral’s support needs.

·         Ensure all services engaged in the support of the member have a shared understanding of the elements of the NDIS Plan and that all service providers work in a coordinated and integrated way.

·         Coordinate the ongoing review of the effectiveness of the supports on an ongoing basis and provide detailed progress reports to the NDIA as required.

·         Meet all data entry, administrative and reporting requirements for NDIS and other funding bodies

·         Submit reports to NDIA within expected time frames.

·         Ensure Policy and Procedures are adhered to and work in line with Stepping Stone’s values.

·         Maintain up to date knowledge of NDIS systems, practices and legislation.

·         Maintain up to date knowledge of community services and organisations participants can utilise.

 

 About You:

 To be considered for this role, you will need:

 Must Have:

1                     Knowledge, understanding and/or lived experience of the impact of serious mental ill-health, recovery, well-being and capacity to work with people with multiple and/or complex support needs.

2                     Knowledge of the NDIS, and how to navigate the support system including the ability to access a range of relevant community resources.

3                     Previous experience in similar NDIS position

4                     Highly developed communication, active listening, interpersonal and organisational skills.

5                     Skills and experience in advocacy, collaboration, facilitation, evaluation and problem solving.

6                     Possess a current open C-Class Drivers Licence valid in Queensland.

7                     High degree of computer literacy and IT competencies with Microsoft programs and Client Management Systems.

8                     Ability to effectively manage time.

9                     Hold or be eligible for a Yellow Card and Workers Screening under NDIS.

 

Desirable:

10                 An appropriate University degree

11                 Interest in/knowledge of the Clubhouse model