NPS Access Worker
Parramatta and Cumberland Region
- Work as part of a self-organising team
- 4 positions available - full and part time considered
- SCHCADS Level 4
- Generous salary packaging
- Fixed Term to 20 June 2020
One Door Mental Health is committed to improving the circumstances and welfare of people with a serious mental illness, their relatives, carers, and professionals working in the area. Our main aim is to provide a safe, supportive and respectful community in which people living with mental illness can realise their individual goals, maximise their community integration and enhance their quality of life.
In the NDIS stream, One Door operates locally as self-organised teams, where team members are collectively responsible and accountable for most aspects of delivering services.
About the role
This role delivers supports for people with a psychosocial disability working across the designated area of Parramatta/Cumberland region. The role supports consumers to test their eligibility for access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), using a recovery-oriented focus. Additionally, the role supports consumers to link to health and mainstream services to support their recovery journey.
The key responsibilities will include:
- Provide direct one-on-one service delivery and/or group facilitation, supporting consumers to make their own decisions and engage with other services and supports.
- Be aware of all risk assessments and review these prior to consumer contact and ongoing and ensure that the supports are delivered safely and in the manner agreed with the consumer.
- Contribute to periodically reviewing with the consumer and with other team members the supports delivered, and the way in which they were delivered.
- Ensure that all relevant service delivery, consumer data, case notes and goals and outcomes information is current and up to date on the Client Management System. This will be done in collaboration with the consumer during each occasion of service.
- Liaise with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) & Local Area Coordinators (LACs) to support consumers in applying for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
To be successful in the role, you will need:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in mental health, health or welfare degree, or Cert IV in mental health or equivalent level of expertise attained through previous appointments, service and study
- Knowledge of NDIS and experience in mental health
- Ability to exercise personal responsibility and work as part of a self-managing team, with the guidance of the Coach and/or Transition Manager
- Values consistent with person-centred ways of working and supporting the person's choice and control
- Strong communication and time management skills
- Demonstrated approach to working collaborately with stakeholders and colleagues
- Ability to use culturally safe practices in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse peoples
- Ability to work with people who identify as LGBTQI
Don't miss this opportunity to join a recognised and respected organisation and feel great about what you do!
Applications close soon, please apply as soon as possible.
For further information about this role, please contact Michael Crowley-Mills on 0417 104 918.