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Senior Worker

Senior Worker

SACS Level 4 - Multiple positions available

Fixed Term until June 30 2019

Skylight Wayville

Skylight programs deliver a range of recovery-oriented community mental health services by working alongside people experiencing mental illness, family and friends who support them, and the broader general South Australian community. Skylight develops programs with input from participants, to ensure responsive, effective services that build on strengths, increase resilience and improve mental health.


Services include individual support, carer programs, therapeutic groups, social and recreational activities, together with information, education, advice and referral. The Senior Worker may be involved in one or more of these services.


Under the general direction of a Team Leader or delegate, the Senior Worker will assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of high quality Skylight programs. The Senior Worker will contribute to a collaborative and flexible team culture, to build and maintain respectful and compassionate relationships with program participants. This will include working closely with community partner organisations and key stakeholders in a range of locations, including Skylight sites, community centres, local community settings, within people's homes and residential group accommodation.


The successful applicant will have:

  • A sound understanding of the opportunities and constraints associated with NDIS funding requirements in the delivery of quality mental health services
  • Sound knowledge of mental illness, including impact on individuals, carers and the community, and relevant community services and means of accessing them.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, support and coach staff.
  • Excellent organisational skills including attention to detail. Highly effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage diverse relationships and networks with an understanding of various styles, types and classes.
  • SAPOL National Police Clearance and DCSI Child-related Employment Screening.


If you have any questions please contact Tracy Moore tracy@skylight.org.au or 8378 4100.

Please click here to view the Job Description.

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

  1. Describe what skills, knowledge and attributes you believe to be most important when delivering support services to assist participants to navigate the NDIS.
  2. Please detail your understanding of some of the opportunities and constraints associated with NDIS funding requirements in the delivery of quality mental health services.
  3. The Senior Worker is responsible for Support Worker engagement including supervising, mentoring and debriefing with support workers, rostering and scheduling of supports and ongoing oversight of services to participants.  Please describe your relevant leadership learning and experience, and what you believe to be the most important considerations relevant to the role.


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 to be sent to recruitment@skylight.org.au by 5pm Tuesday 19th February 2019

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