Recovery Worker Richmond Wellbeing


About the role 

Bunbury CSRU is a 15-bed residential mental health service located in the idyllic South West region. Its recovery focused program supports consumers experiencing mental distress to embark on their recovery journey in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. Richmond Wellbeing recognises that consumers are experts in their own experience and walks alongside individuals in their journey. 

We are currently seeking a passionate, and dedicated Recovery Worker to join the Bunbury CSRU Team. The Recovery Worker will be responsible for developing individualised recovery plans with residents, facilitating regular recovery-based groups and 1:1 keywork sessions. 

Other responsibilities include; 

  • Work alongside residents to identify individualised recovery goals, and develop an individualised Recovery Support Plan, which is reviewed on a regular basis. 

  • Provide 1:1 Key Work and work alongside residents to support the achievement of their personal recovery goals. 

  • Provide psychosocial support to residents within the residential service. 

  • Facilitate regular recovery-based support groups. 

  • Support people to navigate mental distress and develop coping strategies. 

  • Include Family members, carers, and people of significance to the person as identified and directed by the individual. 

  • Actively participate in required internal meetings, supervision sessions/practice reflection sessions and training. 

  • Assist Recovery Support Workers with the implementation of actions towards goals as identified on the consumer’s Recovery Plan. 

  • Be an active member of the team, focused on continuous quality improvement of service delivery 

This position is full time position, offering 75 hours per fortnight. 

About you 

To be considered for this role, you will possess; 

  • Minimum Diploma or University qualification in health or relevant human service discipline. 

  • Experience in working in mental health or community residential services setting. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders, particularly clinical supports, to promote total wellbeing and holistic health services. 

  • Experience in facilitating therapeutic groups. 

  • Trauma informed practice skills, an understanding of the impact of trauma and the ability to respond in a compassionate manner. 

  • Ability to facilitate emotional and personal recovery. 

  • Ability to hold hope for recovery. 

  • Positive attitude towards people experiencing mental distress. 

  • Lived experience of mental health recovery or as family members of people with a lived experience of recovery is desirable. 

  • A strong growth mindset with a high commitment to continuous quality improvement 

  • An ability to participate in reflective and reflexive practice. 

  • Strong commitment to working within an environment that respects diversity 

  • A current National Police Clearance (no older than 6 months)

  • A valid First Aid certificate

  • A current driver’s license

About us 

Richmond Wellbeing is a leading WA mental health organisation, providing recovery focused, community-based residential and outreach services for adults and young people.

We support people experiencing mental distress to develop the confidence and skills to live their lives, employing evidence-based practice to support recovery and wellbeing. 

We welcome diversity in our workforce, including people with lived experience of mental distress and disability. We employ staff from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

We were the first organisation in WA to achieve Rainbow Tick accreditation and encourage people who identify as LGBTIQ+ to apply.  

We work closely with Elders in the regions where our services operate to strengthen ties with the Aboriginal community and ensure that our services are culturally secure.    

The benefits of working for Richmond Wellbeing  

Our exciting and rewarding careers offer:  

  • Excellent work-life balance in a supportive environment.  
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed, innovative and values-based organisation. 
  • Salary packaging up to $18,640 which allows you to pay approved expenses form your salary before tax, you pay less tax, your take home pay increases.  
  • Four weeks annual leave plus leave loading 17.5%, with an opportunity to purchase additional leave (conditions apply).  
  • Two additional leave days, birthday, and wellbeing leave, per calendar year.  
  • Long service leave benefits after 5 years’ service.  
  • Opportunities for training, development, and advancement.  
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).   

How to apply  

If this is something that appeals to you, we would love to hear from you!  

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing how your skills and experience meet the key attributes of the role and click the “Apply for this job” button.  

Have questions?  

All enquiries for this position can be sent to our People & Capability team at [email protected]  

Before an offer of employment can be made, Richmond Wellbeing requires a National Police Clearance no older than 6 months.  

Richmond Wellbeing reserves the right to close this position prior to the closing date.  

Applications close on Friday 29th September 2023.

Applications are shortlisted as they are received, please apply as soon as possible to be considered.