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Working at Skylight

Skylight employees work together to deliver on Our Mission, Our Vision and Our Values.

We welcome applications from people who:
• are willing to embrace our mission, vision and values
• have skills, experience (including lived experience) and enthusiasm for their role
• enjoy working with others to achieve results and outcomes
• can observe our policies and procedures at all times

As employment opportunities arise at Skylight, they will be posted on this page.

If you are interested in working at Skylight, please read the Information for Applicants carefully and submit your application.

All positions at Skylight require a current SAPOL Police Check and DCSI Child-related Employment Screening.
 

 

Current Vacancies


Lived Experience Telephone Support Services (LETSS) - Links to Wellbeing - Peer Worker

Links to Wellbeing is a consortium commissioned by the Adelaide PHN and run in partnership between Neami National, Mind Australia, Skylight and Uniting Care Wesley Bowden. Our vision is to improve health outcomes for children, young people and adults who experience mental health issues across the stepped care framework.

Lived Experience Telephone Support Services (LETSS) - Links to Wellbeing

Peer Worker

1.0 FTE (more than one position available at various levels of FTE)

Fixed Term Contract to 30 June 2019

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010,

SACS Level 3 with generous salary packaging available

Location: Links to Wellbeing – Metropolitan Adelaide

The successful applicant will provide mental health information, navigation and support, in real time, by way of telephone, email and web chat to enable individuals to access information, services and supports.

The Peer Worker role will work during the ‘social afterhours period’ between the hours of 4pm – 12am.

Consortium context

The Links to Wellbeing consortium is a group of mental health and community service providers, consisting of:

  • Skylight Mental Health
  • Neami National
  • Mind Australia
  • Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB).

The organisations have built upon existing strong partnerships in the primary health and community service sectors.

The Adelaide Primary Health Network have commissioned the Links to Wellbeing consortium to provide a lived Experience Telephone Support Service (LETSS), incorporating web chat.

About Skylight

Skylight Programs deliver a range of recovery-oriented community mental health services by working alongside people experiencing mental illness, family and friends who care for them, and the broader general South Australian community.

Skylight services are developed with input from participants to ensure responsive, effective services that build on strengths, increase resilience and improve mental health.  

Essential Requirements

  • A tertiary qualification, diploma or certificate relevant to the health or mental health sectors, and/or extensive work experience in community services.
  • Ability to use lived experience of mental illness or carer of someone with mental illness.
  • Experience in delivering telephone and web chat mental health support services.
  • Strong knowledge of ICT software and hardware, ideally including MasterCare EMR, web chat, and general ICT.

For more details or enquiries, please contact Brendan Moriarty on (08) 8378 4100 or brendan@skylight.org.au.

A Job Description and an Information for Applicants document are available on our website www.skylight.org.au

To be considered for the role, please address the following questions within a total 1-page limit, together with a cover letter and your resume:

  1. Describe what skills you believe to be most important when delivering support services to participants in the community via telephone and web chat support services.
  2. The LETSS service provider is expected to develop and maintain partnership arrangements and formal links with a range of local networks, services and other stakeholders. This will include developing and maintaining referral processes and managing referral to other services. Please provide examples of how you have worked collaboratively with other service providers and detail some of the relevant services, with whom you may work in the LETSS service.
  3. The LETSS Peer Worker will provide mental health information, navigation and support, to enable individuals to access information, services and supports in real-time in the social afterhours period of 5-11.30PM. How will you prepare yourself for this role and what will assist you to sustain the commitment?

Applications via Seek or to recruitment@skylight.org.au by 9am on Wednesday 4th July 2018


Please click here to view the Job Description


Lived Experience Team Leader

Links to Wellbeing is a consortium commissioned by the Adelaide PHN and run in partnership between Neami National, Mind Australia, Skylight and Uniting Care Wesley Bowden. Our vision is to improve health outcomes for children, young people and adults who experience mental health issues across the stepped care framework.

Lived Experience Telephone Support Services (LETSS) - Links to Wellbeing

Team Leader

1.0 FTE

Fixed Term Contract to 30 June 2019

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010,

SACS Level 6 with generous salary packaging available

Location: Links to Wellbeing – Metropolitan Adelaide

The successful applicant will work in consultation with the Team Manager – Service Delivery to recruit, train, direct and supervise a staff team of Lived Experience Peer Workers, ensuring the Links to Wellbeing Lived Experience Telephone Support Service (LETSS) delivers high quality, up to date services.

The Team Leader role will work during the ‘social afterhours period’ between the hours of 4pm – 12am.

Consortium context

The Links to Wellbeing consortium is a group of mental health and community service providers, consisting of:

  • Skylight Mental Health
  • Neami National
  • Mind Australia
  • Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB).

The organisations have built upon existing strong partnerships in the primary health and community service sectors.

The Adelaide Primary Health Network have commissioned the Links to Wellbeing consortium to provide a lived Experience Telephone Support Service (LETSS), incorporating web chat.

About Skylight

Skylight Programs deliver a range of recovery-oriented community mental health services by working alongside people experiencing mental illness, family and friends who care for them, and the broader general South Australian community.

Skylight services are developed with input from participants to ensure responsive, effective services that build on strengths, increase resilience and improve mental health.  

Essential Requirements

  • A tertiary qualification, diploma or certificate relevant to the health or mental health sectors, and/or extensive work experience in community services.
  • Ability to support staff and team to develop and deliver a peer-led telephone and web chat support service.
  • Ability to use lived experience of mental illness or carer of someone with mental illness.
  • Strong knowledge of ICT software and hardware, ideally including MasterCare EMR, web chat, and general ICT.

For more details or enquiries, please contact Brendan Moriarty on (08) 8378 4100 or brendan@skylight.org.au.

A Job Description and Information for Applicants document are available on our website www.skylight.org.au  

To be considered for the role, please address the following questions within a total 2-page limit, together with a cover letter and your resume:

  1. Describe what skills you believe to be most important when delivering support services to participants in the community via telephone and web chat support services.
  2. The LETSS Team Leader is expected to develop and maintain partnership arrangements and formal links with a range of local networks, services and other stakeholders. This will include developing and maintaining referral processes and managing referrals to other services. Please provide examples of how you have developed partnerships and worked collaboratively with other service providers, and describe how you would set this up for the LETSS service.
  3.  The Team Leader is responsible for LETSS project management and overall leadership, rostering, supervision, support and guidance of the staff team of Lived Experience Peer Workers, to ensure the LETSS delivers high quality appropriate and up-to-date services. Please describe your relevant leadership learning and experience, and what you consider the most important considerations that are relevant to these roles.

 Applications via Seek or to recruitment@skylight.org.au by 9am on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.


Please click here to view the Job Description


Support Worker

Multiple casual positions available in:
  • Adelaide Metropolitan areas
  • Southern Metro locations including Fleurieu Peninsula
  • Limestone Coast locations including Mount Gambier, Naracoorte, Kingston and Bordertown
  • Eyre Peninsula locations including Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Coffin Bay and Cummins
  • Murraylands
  • Mount Gambier

Skylight Programs deliver a range of recovery oriented community mental health services by working alongside people experiencing mental illness, family and friends who care for them, and the broader general South Australian community.

Skylight is keen to recruit Support Workers capable of providing individualised support to participants in metropolitan Adelaide, the Murraylands, and the Limestone Coast. Shifts are across various times during the day and include weekends.    

Support Workers will build and maintain respectful and compassionate relationships with participants and follow set support plans. This will include working closely with participants to achieve goals including but not limited to attending appointments, transportation, and daily living support skills.

Certificate III Individual Support (Home and Community) and current tertiary students studying in the mental health area are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicants will have:

  • Certificate III Individual Support (Home and Community) and/or knowledge and skills gained through work experience commensurate with community mental health services
  • Sound knowledge and awareness of mental illness (psychosocial disability) and related comorbidities and the associated impact on individuals, carers and the community
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, email and the internet
  • Current SA Drivers License and willingness to use own vehicle
  • National Police clearance and DCSI Child-related Employment Screening

Job Description and Information for Applicants document are available on our website www.skylight.org.au

To be considered, please address the following questions in a maximum of one page, together with a cover letter and your resume:

  1. Describe what skills you believe to be most important when delivering support to participants in the community
  2. Describe how you work through challenges and how you feel this would impact support given to participants
  3. Provide an example(s) of how you would create positive connections with participants across a broad range of age groups, backgrounds and interests

Skylight is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and values the experience and skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged.

Applications via Seek or to recruitment@skylight.org.au

Please click here to view the Job Description
Please click here to view the Information for Applicants

This recruitment is open and ongoing. Applicants will be contacted for interview when vacancies arise.

Volunteering at Skylight

Volunteering opportunities arise through the needs of Skylight services for volunteer support as well as offers received from volunteers with skills which may be used to compliment various Skylight services. Volunteering opportunities at Skylight occur regularly within some services, including:

  • Wayville, Christies Beach, Mannum and Eyre Activity Programs
  • Fundraising support
  • Skylight Board

Current Volunteer Vacancies

Herb, Produce and General Gardener

Under the general direction of the Activity Programs Coordinator the Herb & Produce Gardener will volunteer their time to plan, build and plant a sustainable kitchen garden. The Herb & Produce Gardener will grow and maintain herbs, vegetables and fruit for use within Parnangga's kitchen and cooking programs and general gardening as needed. Role Description here


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