Support Facilitator – Arabic Speaking -Aftercare

Support Facilitator – Arabic Speaking

The Organisation

Founded in 1907, Aftercare is a not-for-profit organisation that provides an extensive range of programs and services to assist people who might be experiencing mental illness and/or intellectual disability to allow them to lead happy, fulfilling and independent lives. Aftercare is the longest-serving organisation of its kind in Australia, with services in over 40 locations across Australia, supporting thousands of people aged from 12 to 80 years at any given time.

About the Service

Partners in Recovery (PIR) is an initiative funded by the Commonwealth Government (Department of Health and Ageing) designed to better support people with severe and persistent mental illness, with complex needs, and their carers and families, by getting service and support from multiple sectors to work in a more collaborative, coordinated, and integrated way.  PIR will promote collective partnership, encourage innovative solutions and ultimately facilitate systemic change whilst supporting the needs of people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs.


About the Opportunity

Aftercare has an exciting opportunity for a full time arabic speaking Support Facilitator to join the PIR team based in South Hurstville for a fixed term period until 30 June 2018. Knowledge of the local health and support services within the South West Sydney area and experience working with CALD communities is desirable.

The ultimate objective of the initiative is the improve the system response to and outcomes for people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs by;

  • Facilitating better coordination of clinical and other supports and services to deliver ‘wrap around’ care individually tailored to the person’s needs;
  • Strengthening partnerships and building better links between various clinical and community support organisations responsible for delivering services to the PIR target group;
  • Improving referral pathways that facilitate access to the range of services and supports needed by the PIR target group; and
  • Promoting a community based recover model to underpin all clinical and community support services delivered to people experiencing severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs.

Tertiary qualifications in a related health or welfare discipline are a requirement of this role. Ideally you will have experience working with people with severe and persistent mental health issues in the community and/or outreach setting.

Using a recovery-oriented and person-centred approach, Support Facilitators will work to actively engage with clients and their networks to facilitate their improved wellbeing through better coordinated and integrated service delivery. They will work with clients to offer and seek solutions to complex issues in a resourceful manner in order to enhance individualised recovery processes.

Current Driver’s Licence and use of personal car is an essential requirement for this role 

About the Benefits!
Aftercare offers a competitive remuneration package. Salary for this role is based on Level 6 of the SCHADS Award. Benefits include flexible working conditions, salary packaging (of up to $15,899 tax free per year), 9.5% superannuation and leave loading of 17.5%. You’ll be joining a leading organisation who truly values their employees and prioritises continuous Learning & Development for all. Comprehensive training and induction will be provided.

For more information about this opportunity and/or to submit an application, visit the Careers section of Aftercare’s website

Please note only complete applications will be considered.

Closing date for applications:   Monday 20th November 2017


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