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PHaMs Transition Project – Community Worker

Full Time – 12 Months with possibility of extension


Pay scale: Level 4 $61,512- $66,190 pro rata per annum depending on experience

Full time position based across Metro and South Mental Health and Wellness teams. Locations including; Stirling, Maddington, Rockingham and Fremantle.
Secondment opportunities may be considered upon approval from your current manager.

About the job

Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) is transitioning over to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) This transition commenced in 2016 and will conclude in 2019 (or when the NDIA is fully rolled out in a region). The Western Australian National Disability Scheme (WA NDIS) is also transitioning to NDIA. This transition will occur between July and December 2018.

The NDIS is the new way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

  • The role involves, assisting in managing the transitioning of existing clients who may be eligible for NDIS. Ensuring existing PHaMs and WA NDIS clients are sensitively supported to apply for access into NDIS in line with the full rollout of the scheme, providing service continuity for existing clients
  • Working alongside Community Workers and Coordinators in Metro and South Mental Health and Wellness teams, the successful candidate will be assisting PHaMs clients to prepare to test their eligibility for the NDIS including; establishing or gathering evidence of a disability, functional assessments and recovery plans and understanding the clients NDIS pathway
  • Support with transition from WA NDIS to NDIA
  • Assist PHaMs clients who meet NDIS age and residency requirements to test their eligibility for NDIS supports
  • Assist potential NDIS clients to test their eligibility and apply for NDIS supports
  • Record keeping and reporting associated with the transitions

The successful candidate will possess high skills in; advocacy, record keeping, effective client service delivery, case management and collaborative working relationships with other services. Adhering to the NDIA guidelines, Ruah recovery model, Personal Support Principles and Mental Health and Wellness Services Support Framework is essential for this role.

This role involves working alongside coordinators and community workers across Metro and South Mental Health and Wellness teams.

Who are we looking for?

  • Relevant Tertiary Degree in a Social Work, Psychology or Nursing field and relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a biopsychosocial recovery model in collaboration with clinical treating teams, housing providers, families, carers and other stakeholders
  • Advanced individual goal planning skills to work within a stepped care model to achieve client goals and to support clients with serve and persistent mental illness to live independently in the community
  • Advanced skills in reflective practice and highly development report writing using analytical reasoning
  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of complex issues facing people who experience chaotic life circumstances such as homelessness, AOD use, family/domestic violence and mental health issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diversity, gender and social inclusion, particularly Aboriginal culture.
  • Advanced computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and client reporting system issues.
  • Knowledge of the NDIA including planning processes and funding model will be highly regarded.

What you need to know

For further information about the position please contact:


The closing date for applications is 9am Friday 23rd March 2018

How to apply

Internal Applicants:

If you are interested in this position, please submit your current resume to HR@ruah.org.au

Ruah has a passion for welcoming diversity and is an equal opportunities.


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Health Consumers Council Consultant

The Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Group (AODAG) is now looking for the right person to undertake the deliverable of developing training. Health Consumers Council will contract with the chosen consultant and will be able to provide a workstation to support the consultant if required.

People with lived experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

The chosen consultant will report to the AODAG each month and receive feedback, support and guidance for the project’s development.

Click here to view the full Expression of Interest and how to apply.

Applications close Thursday 29th March 2018.


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Mental Health Advocate in Bunbury

The Mental Health Advocacy Service is seeking an Advocate in the Bunbury area to help protect rights and assist involuntary patients under the Mental Health Act 2014.

No specific qualifications are required for Mental Health Advocates. Working hours vary but are flexible (exceptions would be travelling to Perth for training).

Further information about the position, the remuneration, work related requirements etc is available in the attached information package and terms and conditions of engagement.

Please submit your statement against the work related requirement (up to 6 pages), resume and completed application form to mhas.recruitment@mhas.wa.gov.au.

Applications close Monday, 16 April 2018 at 8.30am.

For enquiries about the role please contact Michelle D’Silva, Senior Advocate via mhas.recruitment@mhas.wa.gov.au or on 6234 6300.

Please visit https://mhas.wa.gov.au/about-us/working-with-us for more information.



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