Health and Wellbeing Worker

Job No: SHM736
Location: St. Kilda

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Every day of the year, Sacred Heart Mission assist hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty to find shelter, food, care and support. We are in this for the long haul - we are committed to making a sustainable difference in people’s lives. Everyone is welcome at our table.

The GreenLight Supportive Housing Program is run in partnership with VincentCare, and Salvation Army. We support people who have experienced chronic homelessness including rough sleeping to establish a home and community connection, provide specific interventions to sustain tenancies, and will support underlying health and other issues that may impact on people staying housed.

Your new role

The role is one of two Health and Wellbeing Worker/s roles in the GreenLight program. The role will be located on GreenLight teams based across the inner Melbourne area by SHM, VincentCare, and Salvation Army and will use assertive engagement and outreach as the primary service delivery mode.

This part time role (30.4 hours per week) will provide health and wellbeing support and expertise in areas such as mental health, AOD, general health and NDIS to the GreenLight Program staff and clients through the provision of: primary consultation, staff training and capacity building, and systems navigation, and lead for service coordination in relation to multi-agency mental health response/ services.

Click here to download a copy of the position description. 

Your day to day

  • Responsible for coordinating, facilitating and integrating health and wellbeing support, care and support, which is tailored to meet the specific needs of GreenLight clients, with the GreenLight Program team/s.
  • Provide brief intervention, safety assessment and crisis management as required.
  • Provide time limited case management and support coordination to clients in collaboration with GreenLight Case Managers.
  • Develop and foster partnership with key mental health/AOD/NDIS/health service providers.
  • Liaise with and review care coordination plans with clients, families/ carers, key stakeholders, and other members of the GreenLight multi-disciplinary team to support recovery.

The person we're looking for 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated experience working within mental health/AOD/general health/disability (including NDIS) including knowledge of the community resources available to support the mental health/AOD/health recovery of clients in the community.
  • Understanding of the concepts and principles of mental health/AOD recovery, trauma informed care, and using a collaborative person-centred approach with clients, teams, and stakeholders including families/carers.
  • Knowledge of/and understanding of trauma and homelessness.
  • Knowledge of/and understanding of the Victorian Mental Health Act and other relevant policies relating to health.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing, coordinating, facilitating, and integrating mental health/AOD/health support.
  • Ability to liaise and effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders including the ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with clients, carers, family members, general community, and other professionals.

The perks of the job

  • A part-time position, 30.4 hours per week within a supportive Team 
  • Structured training and professional development, group reflective practice, regular line supervision, and access to an employee assistance program
  • Ending your workday knowing you’ve made a difference
  • Salary packaging expenses like your rent, holiday accommodation and dining out: up to $15,990 pre-tax
  • Structured training and professional development and regular line supervision
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave

Come and Work with us

To join our team, simply apply now with your cover letter, resume and key selection criteria. The key selection criteria can be found in the position description. 

For more information about the role, contact Claire Kruger, Supportive Housing Programs Manager, or 0424 751 182

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found suitable candidates.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Sunday 26 June 2022

SHM is committed to equal employment opportunities for all people regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.  We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and actively foster an inclusive workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.  

All appointments are subject to Police Checks and certain roles require additional pre-screening as outlined in the position description. Sacred Heart Mission complies with all industry standards which entails many of our roles to require a NDIS Worker Screening Check.

Sacred Heart Mission requires all its staff, volunteers, directors and contractors to be fully COVID 19 vaccinated, recognising the important role this plays in our ability to continue to support the communities we serve and to keep all of us safe.








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