Woden Community Service (WCS) is a for-purpose organisation that has been providing community-based services for over 50 years. Our vision of ‘A caring community where everyone belongs’ is achieved through our values of Inclusion, Compassion, Hope, Responsiveness, Integrity and Social Justice.

We deliver services across the ACT covering children, families, young people and seniors including disability, housing and mental health services.

The Mental Health Services team at Woden Community Service (WCS) has an opportunity for a qualified and committed Recovery Worker for our Transition to Recovery (TRec) program. The TRec Recovery Worker will provide intensive support services to people experiencing mental illness leaving either acute care or need additional support to avoid hospital admission.

In this dynamic role, the TRec Recovery Worker will work in WCS’s Step-Up, Step-Down Outreach programs (TRec/SC-SUSD). Our SUSD programs provides intensive outreach support to people experiencing a mental health crisis, as an alternative to hospital admission, or as a warm transition from hospital back into community living. WCS has provided the TRec program for over ten years and is recently partnered with Stride to deliver the outreach phase of the Southside Community Step-Up, Step-Down program.

Our Offer

  • Fixed-term, part-time position (30 hours per week) up to 30 June 2024
  • Salary of WCS 5 $82,326.30 to $86,647.79 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 11% superannuation depending on skills and experience
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year
  • National EAP Service
  • Work in a highly skilled, supportive and dedicated team with a respected mental health service provider
  • Professional development, training and clinical supervision provided
  • Location: 1 Bowes Place, Phillip ACT 2606

Experience & Qualifications  

You will have a strong understanding of strength-based and recovery approaches, personal integrity and a passion for social justice.  You will also have an ability to manage a complex caseload, supporting people with mental illness and associated functional issues to live a fulfilling and contributing life in their community.

Qualifications in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work or Community nursing, and experience in therapeutic models such as motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy and solution-focused therapy, will be highly regarded.

We encourage people with a lived experience of mental illness and recovery to apply for this role. 

A full Position Description is available outlining the knowledge, skills and experience.

To be eligible for employment, you must also have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card, working rights in Australia, and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.

To apply, please submit your current resume and a 1-2 pages cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of this role via Seek.

For further information about the role, please contact Sandra Popovic at Sandra.Popovic@wcs.org.au or Leanne Heald at Leanne.Heald@wcs.org.au

Closing Date: COB 7 December 2023

For more information about WCS and services that we provide, including Youth & Family, Community Development, Housing and Homelessness, Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care, please visit our website at www.wcs.org.au

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.