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Senior Practice Leader - Wadamba Wilam

Neami National - Fairfield, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin



“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”

As a team leader, use your coaching skills to lead a team providing wholistic care and support to Aboriginal communities in the Darebin & Whittlesea municipalities.

About The Role

  • Based in Fairfield
  • Full Time, Max Term ending 30 June 2024
  • $84,003 - $87,806 p.a, pro rata dependent on skills and experience, plus super, plus employee benefits
Wadamba Wilam is based at Fairfield and consists of a Service Manager (Neami), Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing worker (VAHS), Psychiatric nurse (Northern Area Mental Health Service), an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) clinician (Uniting Care/ReGen), two Community Rehabilitation Support Worker (Neami) and a part time consultant psychiatrist (NAMHS). The team offers a holistic, Social and Emotional Wellbeing focused intensive outreach service for Aboriginal people over 16 years of age, in the municipalities of Darebin and Whittlesea who experience mental health challenges and Homelessness.

The Senior Practice Leader will form part of the Wadamba Wilam Service team at Neami Fairfield. The Senior Practice Leader (SPL) works in close partnership with the Service Manager to provide leadership, practice development and coaching sessions to service delivery staff. This position provides instruction and guidance on practice issues to a number of Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers and associate staff members, applying coaching and mentoring principles. You will work with the Service Manager to oversee the Wadamba Wilam, Pathways and Sobel programs and maintain strong working partnerships with consortium partners and other community partner organisations to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers. In addition, the SPL will hold approximately 40% of a typical staff members caseload as needed during service provision.

Core duties
  • Mentor Community Rehabilitation and Support Workers and associate staff members in the team.
  • Provide orientation and induction for new staff in conjunction with Service Manager, and Learning & Development Team
  • Provide coaching and mentoring at a practical level to a number of CRSWs and associate staff members on the provision of psychosocial rehabilitation and support services with a focus on applying the Collaborative Recovery Model and principles of Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Provide new team members that you supervise with a probation assessment, and existing staff members with an annual performance review, and a corresponding training and development plan
  • Lead and participate in reflective practice through team meetings, decision-making processes, service planning session, supervision and staff development activities
  • Act in the role of Service Manager when the usual manager is absent
What will you bring to the role?
  • Relevant leadership experience in a similar role
  • Experience in providing outreach support
  • Desirable: Experience working with the Aboriginal community
  • Knowledge of complex mental health and drug and alcohol issues.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly as part of a team, to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of the recovery model and principles of Social and Emotional Wellbeing
Mandatory Requirements
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Disability Worker’s Exclusion check (DWES) conducted by Neami
About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our Staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.

“Neami’s been amazing for career development. I’ve gone through several different types of roles and positions. Over the last 11 years there have been so many opportunities to engage with, and the organisation really supports people to do that”

Incentives Include
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off (if Full Time), generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible working arrangements are available

Fairfield, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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