Psychosocial Recovery Coach

Full Time
Applications have closed

At McCallum Disability Services we work with people to create a life that works for them.

The Psychosocial Recovery Coach is a new service offered under the NDIS.  To ensure we are best able to support people with psychosocial disabilities, we are looking to recruit an experienced mental health professional to join our Support Coordination team.

Your role as Recovery Coach is primarily to build strong and respectful relationships that enable recovery for people living with psychosocial disabilities.  You will do this by:

Coaching to build capacity and resilience
Assist people to take more control of their lives and to better manage complex challenges of day to day living
Working collaboratively with families, carers providers and other supports to effectively connect to the broader system of supports and the NDIS.
The support is designed to be able to maintain engagement through periods of increased support needs due to the episodic nature of mental illness.

As a brand new role, we know that this case load will build; therefore you will also be trained to provide quality NDIS Support Coordination services to ensure a full-time workload.   Now we know all about the NDIS and disability – so we will teach you this, what we need are your expertise in the recovery model of mental health support so that you can shape our services to deliver the best outcomes for people with psychosocial disabilties.

To support a COVIDsafe work environment, you will have the opportunity to work from home as well as in a COVIDsafe office environment.

We encourage applications from people with lived experience of psychosocial disability and mental health.  Your own pathway to recovery is an empowering tool to coach, support and motivate others facing similar challenges.

To be successful in this role you will have:

Tertiary qualification peer work or mental health  (minimum Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work or Cert IV in Mental Health) or equivalent and/or
At least two years’ experience in case management or support role working with people with chronic mental illness and their families.
Demonstrated experience working within and understanding mainstream and community mental health support services
Understand the role of a coach and what it means to effectively build capability in people
Ideally you will also have demonstrated experience working with adults and/or children with disabilities and their families carers in the NDIS environment
Possess excellent written & verbal skills, with the ability to prepare clear and accurate reports and correspondence for the appropriate purpose.
Well-developed interpersonal and negotiation skills with the capacity to liaise effectively with a broad range of people and organisations.
Capable and confident financial mathematical skills with a proven ability to monitor budgets and contribute to the budget development process.

You will be passionate and goals driven focused on achieving outcomes.  You will also enjoy thinking creatively, problem-solving whilst having a high level of organisation and systems skills.  You will be happy to have a voice and contribute to the running of the team in this flexible environment.

At McCallum we support a culture where individuals of any background feel included and confident bringing their whole selves to work.  We aim to foster talent and empower our staff. To ensure that we attract the best talent, we are open to discussing flexible work arrangements.

For more information on our role, including the position description please see the careers page at www.mccallum.org.au

Please be advised that the successful applicant must complete a National Police Check, Working with Children’s Check and hold a valid Drivers Licence.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that details why you believe you should be appointed our first Recovery Coach, along with your CV.

For a confidential discussion about the role, you’re welcome to contact Randal Newton-John  Executive Manager Customer Experience & Quality on 0439 353 931 or [email protected]

Applications Close Sunday 9 August 2020

Tagged as: mental health