WELLBEING WORKER

About the roles:

  • Be part of a new psychosocial wellbeing support program in Grafton
  • Make use of your recovery-focused, strength-based approach in a new team
  • Work 4 days a week and have a long weekend

The Footprints 2 Wellbeing Program aims to achieve an optimal state of personal, social and emotional wellbeing for clients who are living with severe or episodic mental illness. This program is delivered by a consortium of Rekindling the Spirit, Werin, Wellways and The Buttery.

There are two roles. One is employed by The Buttery and one is employed by Wellways. Candidates can apply for both with one application.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Wellbeing Worker’s role actively facilitates improved well-being for people. The program exists to build psychosocial capacity in people with severe mental illness. Knowledge and understanding of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and cultures is required. The role is mobile and operates from both an office space and also with clients in the community. It is part time for 4 days a week based at the Wellways office. The target group are individuals over 12 years of age.

The Wellbeing Worker will work with local Wellways staff, Consortium Partners and other key stakeholders in the ongoing development and effective implementation of program plans.

The Wellbeing Worker supports participants to connect with others, focus on their strengths, maintain a healthy lifestyle and lead a fulfilling life. This includes a range of evidence based support services including psycho-education, peer support groups, therapeutic programs, individual support, activities programs, life skills programs, early intervention, health programs and music therapy. They will provide services to people living with mental illness while assisting them to test their eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), or transition them to appropriate supports under the Continuity of Support (CoS) program.

Selection criteria:

You can offer:

  1. Certificate IV qualifications or higher qualifications in mental health or Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  2. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in mental health services coordinating care for people with complex support needs co-occurring with serious mental health issues and other issues such as homelessness, trauma, contact with the criminal justice system and family and cultural separation
  3. Demonstrated experience facilitating groups in a recovery orientated mental health environment
  4. Established networks and relationships with a range of services in the local area
  5. Strong administrative skills, computer literacy in MS Office and proficient use of technology such as databases and mobile devices

A current and valid manual Driver’s Licence is required. A satisfactory current Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check is mandatory prior to commencement.

About us: The Buttery is a Not for Profit charitable organisation specialising in the treatment of substance use disorder, problem gambling and mental health issues. With us and our consortium members, you get to:

  • Work within a friendly and professional team of consortium members. Our Clinical team is comprised of leaders in the field of recovery and mental health and includes both Masters level clinicians and lived experience counsellors.
  • Be provided with ongoing support, supervision and development opportunities
  • Have access to employee benefits such as attractive salary packaging options and flexible hours

Find out more: Download the position description here

The pay rate is $30.77ph. For any other queries, please contact recruitment@buttery.org.au

How to apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria above to recruitment@buttery.org.au

Please use each of the five selection criteria as a heading and write a brief paragraph under each one addressing it. Unfortunately, applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Applications close: 9am 2nd September

The Buttery recognises the benefits that diversity and inclusions brings, and encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and CALD and LGBTIQA community members are strongly encouraged to apply.



CONTINUITY OF SUPPORT (CoS) / NATIONAL PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT (NPS) PEER WORKER AND TRANSITIONAL COORDINATOR ROLES

About the roles:

  • Two fixed term roles available in the northern rivers region until June 2020
  • Be part of a friendly team that enriches people’s lives
  • Generous NFP salary packaging options

We have two roles available with the Continuity of Support (CoS) / National Psychosocial Support (NPS) programs for a Peer Worker and a Transition Coordinator. Both roles are mobile and operate from both an office space and also with participants in the community. The office space is flexible and may be at Binna Burra or Ballina or Mullumbimby.

The PEER WORKER, with lived experience of mental health recovery, will support and inspire hope and recovery in others and positively influence participant outcomes. The Peer Worker will focus on the following primary areas:

  1. Supporting participants to prepare for NDIS
  2. Facilitating small group capacity building activities for CoS and NPS participants and
  3. Strengthening recovery oriented approaches

The Peer Worker role is part time working 22.8 hours per week. The salary is SCHCDS Level 3.

Selection criteria:

  1. Minimum Certificate IV Mental Health, Peer Support Work or currently working towards a higher relevant qualification
  2. Personal lived experience of mental health recovery
  3. Knowledge of NDIS preparation and transition
  4. A positive and person-centred approach to support others on their recovery journey with an understanding of Trauma Informed Care
  5. A strong community development approach with group-work and facilitation skills to support individuals, families and groups.
  6. Strong administrative skills and proficient use of technology (including databases and mobile devices).
  7. Current and valid manual Driver’s Licence with an ability to undertake regular travel around the Northern Rivers region

A satisfactory current Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check is mandatory prior to commencement.


The TRANSITION COORDINATOR will provide direct support to participants with severe and persistent mental health issues to assist them to navigate and coordinate their recovery, goals and to access the required supports, services and natural supports. The role is primarily administrative and will focus on supporting participants to prepare documents to support NDIS applications.

The Transition Coordinator role is full time working 38 hours per week. The salary is SCHCDS Level 4.

 Selection criteria:

  1. Minimum University Degree holder in psychology, social work or similar field
  2. Knowledge of NDIS preparation and transition
  3. A positive and person-centred approach to support others on their recovery journey with an understanding of Trauma Informed Care
  4. A strong community development approach with group-work and facilitation skills to support individuals, families and groups.
  5. Strong administrative skills and proficient use of technology (including databases, and mobile devices)
  6. Current and valid manual Driver’s Licence with an ability to undertake regular travel around the Northern Rivers region

A satisfactory current Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check is mandatory prior to commencement.

Find out more: The position descriptions are below.
Peer Worker position description
Transition Coordinator position description

For any other queries, please contact recruitment@buttery.org.au

How to apply:
Please use each of the selection criteria as a heading and write a brief paragraph under each one separately addressing it in your cover letter.  Please email your resume and cover letter to recruitment@buttery.org.au

Unfortunately, applications that do not address the selection criteria separately will not be considered. Please note which role you are interested in.

Applications close Wednesday 28th August

The Buttery recognises the benefits that diversity and inclusions brings, and encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and CALD and LGBTIQA community members are encouraged to apply.



VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

VOLUNTEER DRIVER

Available: Mondays and Tuesdays and Thursdays (5.00pm to 9.30pm)

Requirements: Current driver’s licence and ability to drive a manual vehicle safely, in recovery and able to attend 12 step meetings

Responsibilities: Ensure the safe and comfortable transport of residents between The Buttery premises and12 step meetings

Location: Binna Burra and Byron areas

Please see the Volunteer Application Form on this page

If you’d like to be considered for other positions in the future please send your resume for The Buttery keep on file for when a suitable position becomes available, please email:

recruitment@buttery.org.au