Community Transitions Worker

Wesley Mission Community Services

Wesley Community & Family Care

  • full-time permanent position
  • role shared between Northern Beaches and Western Sydney sites
  • providing interstate outreach as required
  • salary + car + super + salary packaging benefits

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

The Wesley Mission program provides accommodation and support for veterans experiencing social isolation, poor mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance addiction. The program provides a transitional focus with an overarching aim of supporting and empowering veterans through a recovery focus to connect to, and live sustainably within their chosen community.

The focus of the program is to provide mental health care and support, whilst also catering for needs related to physical health, accommodation, vocation/education, disability, family and social connection and other co-morbidities. The program offers:

  • accommodation assistance
  • in community therapeutic care
  • transitional support to veterans to successfully live sustainably in their chosen communities

About the role

The Community Transitions Worker is an appropriately qualified, skilled and experienced social worker, who understands the person-centred recovery model within the context of community health, the veteran community and works effectively as part of a team. As directed by the Program Manager, the Community Transitions Worker is responsible for working collaboratively with veterans to assess and identify the various community support needs of each veteran and to build links and their connection to their chosen community, as they transition into community. The Community Transition Worker also supports veterans as they transition through program service components and works both within program facilities, as well as externally, providing outreach services as required.

Wesley Mission provides regular supervision and support for all staff as well as range of opportunities for professional development and staff benefits. The preferred applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record history check.

Essential criteria

  • Social Worker, registered with the AASW
  • demonstrated experience working within a mental health setting
  • demonstrated experience and understanding of work within the veteran community
  • demonstrated experience working with clients with complex mental health needs
  • knowledge of and commitment to working in a person-centred recovery-oriented approach
  • excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • ability to utilise innovative approaches to identify, contact and coordinate community and health services for veteran benefit
  • must hold a current unrestricted NSW driver’s licence
  • ability to work across both program sites
  • willingness to travel intrastate

Desirable criteria

  • working knowledge of homelessness sector and housing services in NSW
  • knowledge of NSW Local Health Districts and their mental health systems.
  • knowledge and experience of finding community supports to meet individual care plan needs
  • experience working remotely within teams
  • coaching experience
  • not for profit or cause related experience

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5, with capacity for salary packaging and the provision of a fully maintained motor vehicle available for private use. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.

Category: Social Work
Field: Neighbourhood, Community
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Northern Beaches, Western Sydney
Position details
Position Description: Download position description
How to apply

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing each of the Essential and Desirable Selection Criteria listed at section 7 in the Position Description, with the subject line ‘Community Transitions Worker’.

For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview 24-25 July, 2019.

Applications must address all essential criteria to be considered.

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Date posted: 18 July 2019

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