Mental Health Support Worker Avivo


Permanent part-time positions – York & Beverley Areas

  • Hourly rate from $32.21 + super & penalty rates
  • Paid km’s & time travelled between supports – work in your local community
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

Avivo’s mental health program includes a range of non-clinical support that focuses on building capacity and stability for people aged 18 to 65 without NDIS funding who are living with a mental health condition that directly impacts their everyday life and seek assistance in their recovery journey.

We are looking for motivational, innovative, and creative people who understand strength-based recovery work to join our Mental Health Support Worker Team in the York & Beverley areas. The role will provide flexible support based on the individual needs of people with a mental illness, their families and/or carers.

There is no typical day. However, duties may include the following:

  • Exploring ways to learn about physical and mental health and wellbeing
  • Practical assistance around the house
  • Building and maintaining relationships with family and friends
  • Providing support to families and carers
  • Helping people manage their money more effectively
  • Supporting people to remain good tenants and neighbours
  • Connecting people with their communities
  • Work, volunteer, education, and training opportunities, and support people in pursuing them
  • Helping people obtain funding, services, and support available in their community
  • Investigating eligibility for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

About you:

  • A current driver?s licence and reliable vehicle
  • Engage with people living with a mental health condition that directly impacts their everyday life and are seeking assistance to achieve their identified goals within a structured individual recovery plan
  • Demonstrated ability using a recovery-oriented, strengths-based and person-centred approach
  • Ability to communicate with various people, allied service providers and team members
  • Availability to attend paid training during the week
  • Availability weekly hours to work between 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • On the job training and buddy shifts are provided to the successful candidates.

In return, you’ll have access to:

  • An hourly rate of $32.21 per hour plus super and afternoon/evening shift loading, weekend penalties and all leave accrual
  • Option to salary package up to $18,550 to reduce taxable income and increase your take-home pay
  • A mobile phone for work use
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program -independent confidential counselling service
  • Gain a nationally recognised Certificate III or Certificate IV in Individual Support through our on the job Traineeship program
  • Great work-life balance

Are you keen? Here’s the next steps:

  • To apply, attach your updated resume
  • If you are shortlisted for an interview you will be notified via email or phone
  • Making an appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory NDIS Worker Screening Check

Closing date Friday 8 Septeber 2023

Avivo strongly encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 including the seasonal flu vaccination.

Avivo values a diverse workforce with different life experiences, skills and backgrounds including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTQIA+ and people from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds.