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Community Justice Program - Support Worker
Port Stephens Region
Community Justice Program – Support Worker
Based at Williamtown, NSW
One Part Time (64 hours per fortnight) and multiple casual roles available
Various shifts including weekends and overnight shifts
Who are we?
Samaritans is a not-for-profit organisation who for over 30 years has been offering support to those in need including young people and families, those with disability or mental health challenges and the wider community. We have over 700 staff and more than 450 volunteers across the regions in which we work. The Samaritans values of Compassion, Integrity, Justice act as our tagline and describe the principles behind the work we do and the way we do it.
The Community Justice Program (CJP) aims to identify and respond to the Strengths, Needs, Risks and Goals of people with an intellectual disability through the provision of behaviour support, case management and accommodation. By providing appropriate support in these key areas, CJP aims to maximise the person’s independence in the community.
What will you do?
Samaritans are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Support Workers to join our Community Justice Program based at Williamtown.
You will be required to provide support to people who experience a range of issues relating to developmental trauma, intellectual disability, challenging behaviours and mental health issues. The aim of the Community Justice Program (CJP) is to minimise the re-offending of people with an intellectual disability who have exited a correctional centre.
As a Support Worker you will provide person centred support to adults, who have often experienced the effects of developmental traumas that have manifested into serious offending behaviours, mental health issues and substance misuse.
Support services are delivered on site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Support Workers must be available for weekend and overnight shifts on a rotating roster. Additionally there is the opportunity for ongoing training and professional development in a complex area of practice.
What is required?
In order to be successful in the role, the applicant is required to meet following essential criteria:
Demonstrated capacity to support each individual to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to realise their goals and aspirations
Proven capacity to understand the mechanisms related to behaviour support and behaviour change
Knowledge and experience supporting people with complex needs including intellectual disability, mental illness, behavioural and substance misuse issues and who have had contact with the criminal justice system
Demonstrated competency in effective documentation and record keeping
Ability to work independently and fulfil relevant responsibilities and obligations
Demonstrated key worker experience with people with an intellectual disability, who have had contact with the criminal justice system, and who may have AOD issues, mental health issues and challenging behaviours
Current Working with Children Check
Criminal Record Check
NSW Drivers Licence
This is a Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award Level 3 role. Does this sound like you?
To apply, please submit your application by clicking on the apply button below. The closing date for applications is Thursday 2nd March 2017 at 11:59pm.