Jobs: Support Facilitator, Partners in Recovering – Palmerston Great Southern CDST, Western Australia

Support Facilitator, Partners in Recovery (PIR)
Palmerston Great Southern Community Drug Service Team and South West Medicare Local
Based in Katanning

Palmerston Association is a dynamic Western Australian not for profit organisation providing counselling, education and support for individuals, families and children and the wider community affected by alcohol and other drug use issues.

PIR is a new initiative that aims to improve the support needed by people with severe and persistent mental illness, their carers and families by getting services and supports to work in a more collaborative, coordinated, and integrated way.

Based in Katanning, the support facilitator will work to improve the response of agencies to clients through the engagement of existing services and supports, ensuring accountability, the development of service pathways and networks between stakeholders and other community resources. The support facilitator reports to the manager, GSCDST Palmerston, and the senior support facilitator, Medicare Local.

The successful applicant will have highly developed community development, agency networking, interpersonal and communication skills with a solid understanding and knowledge of mental health issues relating to people with severe and persistent mental health issues.

The conditions of employment are attractive and include salary packaging benefits as well as an employee assistance program. The salary range is $65,000 (plus superannuation).

A drivers licence is essential for this position.

For further information please download the job description form (JDF) from rvernon.

Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the JDF to be considered.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Please email applications to jobs by 5pm – Monday 3 February 2014