Part Time Mental Health Residential Support Worker (HASI+) The Buttery Limited


Enjoy six weeks paid annual leave pro rata with generous NFP salary packaging options 

Be rewarded by the life-changing outcomes your work is supporting

About the role: The Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative Plus (HASI+) Plus supports people with a severe mental illness to live and participate in the community in the way that they want to. Participants live in their own self-contained accommodation located on one site.  You will be supporting them to maintain their tenancy and providing safe and effective, recovery-oriented and trauma informed mental health support. There is a high focus on recovery values including hope, self-direction, empowerment, strength based and a peer support model. The participants are also supported by an onsite registered nurse and their individual NDIS workers.


Hours and location: Shifts on offer will be 30 hours per week with additional options to cover leave. You will be working shifts that support a 24 hour model so flexible availability is important. Staff in the program work in the community and at the site in Kempsey.


About you: Selection criteria: 

Qualifications and checks

  1. Certificate IV in Community Services or Mental Health or higher tertiary qualifications.
  2. Current Driver’s Licence, A satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Working with Children Check, COVID vaccination and First Aid certificate.

Professional skills and experience

  1. Demonstrated understanding of the recovery model and psychosocial rehabilitation and experience in coordinating care for persons with complex support needs co-occurring with significant mental health issues 
  2. Computer literate with capacity to support others to access technology, use apps and input data to our CRM
  3. Established networks and relationships with a range of services in the local area
  4. Availability to work a variety of shifts including active nights, sleepovers and weekends


What’s in it for you: 

The Buttery supports its staff with generous work conditions and benefits – whether its ways to make money go further, a great work culture, recognition of First Nations Peoples, or opportunities to develop skills. The Buttery’s reward package includes: 

  • Flexible working solutions to support work-life balance. We offer the potential to scale your hours up or down over time. 
  • Six weeks paid annual leave (pro rata) is provided to spend more time on holiday. 
  • Internal opportunities to transfer and work in other programs.  
  • Training and development opportunities. 
  • Access to external clinical supervision for direct service staff. 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program includes access to an online wellbeing platform and financial and legal advice, free to staff and their immediate family. 
  • Salary sacrifice benefits allow a 6-12% increase in take home pay. Staff receive an ATO-approved incentive and can access 15,899 of tax-free salary to pay a mortgage, rent, loan, credit card or school fees. 
  • A $2,650 meal and accommodation card. 
  • The ability to package computer, phone, or novated vehicle lease costs. 


Find out more: For a position description, see

For any other queries, please contact [email protected]

This role will be remunerated at SCHCDS Level 3: $36.00ph with a rostered line for approx. 30 hours per week with access to salary packaging to potentially increase your take home pay by another 5k. 

Set shifts are rostered on a fortnightly basis so you can plan your work life balance.


How to apply: Please email your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria above to [email protected]

In your cover letter, please note which role you are interested in and use each of the 6 selection criteria above as a heading and write a brief paragraph under each one addressing it. Unfortunately, applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. 


Applications close: We will be processing applications every few days so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience so you don’t miss out.


About us: The Buttery is a not-for-profit charitable organisation established in 1973.Through residential and community-based programs, we specialise in the treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse and mental health conditions. Our programs are evidence-based, best-practice and informed by the latest research into treatment. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support. 


The Buttery recognises the benefits that diversity and inclusion bring, and encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and CALD and LGBTIQA+ community members are encouraged to apply.