Find Your Opportunity

There are excellent ongoing opportunities available for enthusiastic and dedicated staff to join our team.

We have continuously built on our experience, skills, and qualifications focusing on excellent customer service and developing a great team. We are always looking for experienced and competent workers to join our team on a full-time or causal basis in the Adelaide northern suburbs.

At Senami, we aim to support community cohesiveness by providing supports for the most vulnerable members of our community. We demonstrate and show respect and integrity, collaborating to assist our clients to achieve their goals.

Current Openings

Casual Pool- Mental Health Support Worker

Casual Pool- Mental Health Support Worker

About Senami

At Senami Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, we aim to support community cohesiveness by providing supports for the most vulnerable members of our community. We demonstrate and show respect and integrity, collaborating to assist our clients to achieve their goals. We have continuously built on our experience, skills, and qualifications focusing on excellent customer service and developing a great team. We are looking for experienced and competent disability workers to join our NDIS support team on a causal basis in the Adelaide northern suburbs. Preferably you will be enthusiastic and motivated, willing to work independently or in a small team, and have experience working with people with challenging behaviours and following behaviour support plans.

You will need to deliver professional, person centred care and positive behaviour support across a variety of shifts including overnights. Daily tasks include supporting clients with school work, skills development, transport, community access, social support, recreational activities and daily cooking and cleaning tasks.

 

To successfully secure the position, it is essential that you:

  • Are willing to work with clients , providing them with support and helping them to achieve their potential. The primary focus of work at Senami is on the personal, social, cultural and educational development of clients.
  • Understand and acknowledge duty of confidentiality to ensure they will not at any time disclose to any unauthorized person confidential information of the employing organisation which comes to their knowledge during the course of their employment.
  • Ability to work sensitively and professionally with people, family/community or support networks.
  • Undertake all relevant administration duties, including accurate documentation of all relevant client information, case notes and program outcomes.
  • Empowering youths and giving them opportunities that they would otherwise miss out on. Provide help, support, mentoring and guidance to clients .
  • Support clients to make choices about their present and future options, regarding education, health, careers, medications, sex and social situations.
  • Organise and participate in activities with clients by working directly with them on their personal issues, assessing their needs, listening to their problems, establishing goals, mentoring them and supporting them through tough times.
  • Organising community-based projects, which provide clients with avenues to express themselves, raise concerns and discuss their aspirations.
  • Maintain all assets consistent with Work Health and Safety regulations. Ensure all equipment is cleaned, accounted for and locked away in designated area after each use.

 

Applicants should be:

  • Flexible with availability to work some weekends and overnights
  • Experienced working independently
  • Have a current DCSI working with children and vulnerable people checks
  • Have an NDIS worker’s check
  • Have a valid Police Check
  • Have a current full unrestricted Driver’s License
  • Have own transport
  • Have a current first aid certificate
  • Medication Administration certificate
  • Have qualifications in youth work, disability work, community services or a related field
  • Experienced working with people with challenging behaviours.

 

Desirable:

  • always be reliable, punctual and hardworking
  • are able to work unsupervised
  • be able to handle physical work
  • have a positive attitude
  • have eye for detail, as only high quality work is acceptable
  • have a good sense of humour
  • have good time management skills
  • have good communication skills
  • are available to work flexible hours [including some Saturdays, some evenings and some early mornings]

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Individuals with Disabilities or lived experiences as well as Migrants are highly encouraged to apply.

 

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees working in the disability sector are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per SA Health directives. We are also providing RAT test kits for all employees to perform at the start of every shift.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Nathalia. E-mail: nathalia@senami.com.au  or apply for the job by apply button given below.

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Enrolled Nurse -Residential care support worker

Job title

Enrolled Nurse -Residential care support worker

 

About Senami

At Senami Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, we provide caring, respectful, non-judgmental, empathic services to our clients. We guide our clients to develop self-awareness and promote individual well-being. Our Practice is committed to providing intensive support, counselling, case management and psychotherapy services to achieve positive outcomes for clients. Our work is person-centered and uses personal interests and normative commitments to increase individuals’ awareness of their core values and assist them to translate this awareness into a concrete intervention plan.

 

Reporting to

Residential facility team lead & Registered nurse

 

Work type

Casual

 

Job responsibilities

  • Deliver professional, person-centered care and positive behavior support across all shifts.
  • Ensure integrated service delivery and follow up, coordinating and communicating supports needs as required with other relevant internal, visiting and external providers.
  • Support clients with skills development, transport, community activities, social support, recreational activities, daily cooking and cleaning tasks.
  • Provide high quality support according to NDIS and company standards to our clients and ensure that they achieve their full potential.
  • Understand and acknowledge the NDIS and company duty of care and duty of confidentiality to ensure that all support and information is confidential.
  • Undertake relevant administration duties and provide the company with accurate reports such as incident reports, medication charts, injury reports, communication book notes, case notes etc. Ensure that all paperwork and information is recorded accurately and in a timely manner according to company standards.
  • Work within a legal and ethical framework.
  • Be proactive in-service delivery that promotes recovery and focus on client strengths.
  • Ensure that you support the client with daily living (shopping, cooking, cleaning, hygiene etc.) at the agreed level of participation based on individual needs.
  • Work professionally and sensitively with the client and their family, community and support network.
  • Support clients and their best interest to make choices about their present and future in regards to education, health, careers, medication and other social situations.
  • Organize and participate in appointments and activities with clients by working directly with them and their personal issues and needs.
  • Listen to clients, help them establish goals, mentor them and always support them in their best interest.
  • Organize community-based activities for clients and liaise with team leaders to provide the best care for clients.
  • Ensure that the client’s house is well maintained according to work health and safety standards. Ensure that the client’s house is cleaned and tidy.
  • Follow all reasonable directions from senior staff and model a strong work ethic.
  • Be ‘hands on’ and involved in direct service delivery.
  • Attend all appropriate trainings and house meetings that are relevant to our client’s care.
  • Attend to all shifts in a timely manner.

Qualities of a successful applicant

  • Flexible with availability to work weekends, weekdays, mornings, afternoons and overnight (both active and passive) shifts.
  • Ability and experience working independently on a 1 on 1 basis with high physical supports clients.
  • Experience working with clients who have complex medical and/or mental health needs.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours is a MUST
  • Punctual, honest and hard working
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a strong ability to solve problems and de-escalate crisis situations
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per SA Health guidelines for the disability sector
  • Exceptional knowledge in medication management, dietary management. (HIGHLY DESIRED)
  • Experience in manual handling, mobility assistance and personal care. (HIGHLY DESIRED)

 

Qualifications and Licenses

To be successful you will have:

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • right to work in Australia
  • unrestricted registration with AHPRA
  • desire to make aged care your choice of nursing career
  • reliable car
  • good written and spoken English
  • ability to understand and adapt to different clients’ processes
  • solid clinical assessment skills
  • reliable and responsible
  • First aid, mental health first aid, MAPA and medication training certificates (essential).
  • Have a current and valid unrestricted driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle. (essential)
  • Have a current DCSI, working with children, vulnerable people and NDIS check.
  • Have a current and valid police clearance.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Individuals with Disabilities or lived experiences as well as Migrants are highly encouraged to apply.

 

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees working in the disability sector are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per SA Health directives. We are also providing RAT test kits for all employees to perform at the start of every shift.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Nathalia. E-mail: nathalia@senami.com.au  or apply for the job by apply button given below.

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Provisional Psychologist

Job title:

Provisional Psychologist

About Senami:

We provide caring, respectful, non-judgmental, empathic services to our client guiding clients to develop self-awareness and promote individual well-being. Our Practice is committed to providing intensive support, counselling, case management and psychotherapy services to achieve positive outcomes for clients. Our work is person-centered and uses personal interests and normative commitments to increase individuals’ awareness of their core values and assist them to translate this awareness into a concrete intervention plan.

 

Reporting to: Clinical Lead

 

Time commitment: Part-time or Full-time

 

Location: Senami offices and other community and client locations

 

Job role:

The candidate will be expected to work closely with high risk and complex needs managers and staff to assess clients’ behavioural needs, develop behavioural change programs and to evaluate the effectiveness of those programs for the person and the overall service. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the use of restrictive intervention under the Disability Act with high-risk clients in the community. You will also be required to complete administrative tasks, as well as face to face work with clients and their support staff. You will also be involved in providing high-level of clinical consultation and training to other areas of Senami.

 

The candidate will also be expected to operate under limited supervision in a professional capacity in an interdisciplinary team. The service provision provided includes assessment, consultation, intervention and review, education, liaison with community agencies, organization of appropriate resources and management of transitional planning or service exit/discharge. You will also act as advocates and help clients gain access to resources while confronting their personal issues, such as comorbid mental illness, addiction and abuse.

 

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide mental health counselling to individuals, groups or families
  • Coordinate treatment planning and maintain on-going contact with outpatient providers for the continual care of patients
  • Work closely with all members of the healthcare team in development of the plan of treatment which includes discharge plans, based on psychosocial assessment and social work interventions
  • Conduct initial assessments of clients to determine needs and goals
  • Research and advocate for appropriate public assistance resources for clients
  • Develop, review and assess behaviour support plans
  • Facilitate case meetings and provide crisis intervention as required
  • Provide implementation and training of behaviour support plans to all relevant stakeholders
  • Address referrals from providers including self-referral and telephone inquiries
  • Participates and daily huddles to assess needs and coordinate services
  • Maintain daily scheduled appointments in our electronic records systems
  • Provide therapeutic services to clients and their families
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members including external partners
  • Completes required documentation and paperwork including biopsychosocial assessments and treatment planning and implementation in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and commitment to patients and the philosophy of the agency
  • Maintain the assigned case load and perform other duties as required
  • Ensure that all case files and records strictly comply with policies, regulations and procedures
  • Actively participate in training as required to meet all certification standards and policies
  • Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of referral resources throughout the service area
  • Maintain accurate and timely records, including clinical progress notes according to company policy
  • Provide positive customer relations and service in dealing with patients, families, physicians, member of the healthcare team, referral sources and others

 

Qualities of a successful applicant:

  • Knowledge of various psychotherapy techniques with a focus on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and DBT
  • Experience working with people with a disability who exhibit behaviours of concern
  • Knowledge of the concepts and principles of psychotherapy and caring for patients in different developmental stages throughout the life cycle
  • Understand the NDIS and the service delivery model
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records and community resources
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices which includes trauma informed care framework and working with co-occurring populations
  • Willing to travel locally when required
  • Maintain a professional licensure
  • Behave ethically and professionally and perform in the company’s best interest
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Capable of working with a diverse population and collaborate well with others
  • Have emotional resilience and stability especially when dealing with crises
  • Dedicated and willing to commit to your job role and attend all client facilities to ensure that needs are met to your best ability
  • Comply with all organizational policies, procedures and practices. Always uphold our standards of excellence while engaging with Senami and clients.
  • Ability to make routine decisions and determine proper action based on experience within the limits of policy and procedures

 

Qualifications required:

  • Master and/or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (eg. Psychology, Social Work)
  • Valid South Australian Driver’s license
  • Current NDIS Worker’s check, DCSI-disability check, DCSI- children check, national police clearance report and all valid checks

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Individuals with Disabilities or lived experiences as well as Migrants are highly encouraged to apply.

 

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees working in the disability sector are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per SA Health directives. We are also providing RAT test kits for all employees to perform at the start of every shift.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Nathalia. E-mail: nathalia@senami.com.au  or apply for the job by apply button given below.

APPLY

Team Lead - Community Support Worker (Mental health)

Job title:

Team Lead – Community Support Worker (Mental health)

About Senami Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

We provide caring, respectful, non-judgmental, empathic services to our clients, guiding clients to develop self-awareness and promote individual well-being. Our Practice is committed to providing intensive support, counselling, case management and psychotherapy services to achieve positive outcomes for clients. Our work is person-centered and uses personal interests and normative commitments to increase individuals’ awareness of their core values and assist them to translate this awareness into a concrete intervention plan.

 

POSITION DETAILS
Position Title: Team Lead – Community Support Worker (Mental health)
Employment Status Casual
Salary range Pending qualification and years of experience (base salary) + superannuation
Reports to Clinical Care Team
Positions Supervised Yes (Depending on client’s complexity)
Location 16 Anderson Walk, Smithfield 5114 and other client houses

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

·        To contribute wherever it is required to the provision of intensive in-home and community care delivery providing a 24-hour service to support clients needing high intensity support.

·        To work proactively in accordance with the principles of social inclusion, promoting independence and recovery.

·        To provide clinical and managerial leadership to the day-to-day operation of the support team, monitoring workload, allocating duties and ensuring duties are discharged safely and effectively.

·        To supervise the day-to-day work of the support staff, and provide expertise and guidance in complex and high-risk cases.

·        To champion a culture based on principles of recovery, choice and personalized care, providing a role model to the rest of the team.

·        To take a proactive approach to caseload supervision and management to ensure that support staff skills are matched to client’s need, and that service users are able to ‘flow’ through pathways of care.

·        Coordinate the daily operations and community participation programs for clients ensuring support staff understand the importance of attendance and building skills to ensure clients are participating in community programs.

·        Coordination of the delivery of Individual plans and case plans for clients, including transition to the NDIS residential homes.

·        Maintain positive relationships with other stakeholders (i.e. accommodation services, parents and families/carers).

·        Supervise and provide leadership to support workers.

·        Identify and develop community resources that can be used by staff and clients alike.

·        Ensure that service provision is in line with individual client plans, funding body standards & agreements, Senami policies and procedures and the Senami client focused approach towards support.

·        Must be able to work across residential houses to build a strong understanding of client’s needs when on-call.

·        Coordination of clinical care during on-call hours as an on-call officer. Resolve on-call matters in a timely and efficient manner.

·        Provide detailed on-call reports and logbooks to relevant supervisors and management.

·        Ensure that your house’s roster is always completed accurately and in a timely manner according to company standards and policies.

·        Ensure that you follow Fair Work, SCHADS Award and all other employment standards and guidelines when completing the roster for your respective house that you are leading.

General Duties and Responsibilities

The position is responsible for coordinating and monitoring a small team in the delivery of culturally appropriate mental health services to community members living with mental health, disability and other comorbidities. This position will work closely with the clinical team and other team members to provide recovery centred programs and interventions for clients of the program. The role will entail service delivery from residential and community-based settings in Adelaide.

 

Team Leader (Mental Health), provide basic care, therapy and assistance to clients with mental illness or comorbidity or developmental disabilities. CSW-TLMH provides assistance with daily activities, monitors client’s progress, conditions and assist in administering therapeutic care.

 

Clinical Care

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management of the residential service, working closely with the support staff and clinical team.
  • To undertake support planning base on client’s capacity for community programs and in-home supports.
  • To supervise and manage the daily workload in such a way to maximise efficiency, ensuring that duties are discharged safely and effectively. This includes the processing, evaluation and allocation of tasks as appropriate to the team’s function, and an efficient supervision workload management.
  • To be available to external allied health practitioners for advice, guidance and support in the discharge of their duties, ensuring the team works within the care planning policy and risk policy.
  • To line manage support staff including supervision, mentoring, capacity development and skills building.
  • To undertake investigations in line with the relevant organizational policy (e.g. complaints, Client management, HR investigations)
  • To identify and address poor performance in line with organizational policy.
  • To alert the clinical team in a timely manner to any concerns about the team’s effectiveness, or that of any of its members.
  • To be involved in recruitment and selection.
  • Provide high quality intervention for clients in a professional, confidential and culturally safe manner, in keeping with accepted best practice standards through care-coordination.
  • Ensure access to a comprehensive range of treatment and support services across the continuum of care including prevention and health promotion, planning and evaluation of client programs and service delivery options.
  • Ensure integrated service delivery and follow up, coordinating and communicating as required with other relevant internal, visiting, and external providers.
  • Provide follow-up monitoring and care as directed through health assessments and/or GP/Mental Health plans.
  • Incorporate a holistic approach to health care that incorporates health promotion activities according to community and organizational priorities.
  • Ensure information is recorded accurately and in a timely manner and that records are maintained in accordance standards.
  • Ensure maintenance of privacy and confidentiality in relation to client information.
  • Work closely with the local community to support regular tracking of progress in monitoring client progress and care, ensuring feedback is provided to staff and supporting implementation of changes in response to identified gaps.
  • Work within a legal and ethical framework.
  • Streamline procedures for seamless client care within Senami Counselling and with external providers.
  • As an employee, work in a healthy and safe manner and encourage others to do the same; comply with all warning and safety signage; report or rectify any unsafe conditions; adhere to Senami Counselling’s Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures.

 

QUALITY / GOVERNANCE

  • To play a key role in ensuring the team is complaint with NDIS Quality and Safeguards standards.
  • To contribute to a culture that supports learning and improvement.
  • To ensure agreed service standards are upheld and monitored.
  • To ensure all staff use the office computers and electronic records (e.g. MicroKeeper) appropriately and in line with policy.
  • To use data to inform service evaluation and improvement.
  • To share best practice with the team and ensure it is embedded in day-to-day practice.
  • To ensure that principles of recovery, choice and personalization underpin the work and attitude of the team.

 

MANAGING RISK

  • To promote a culture in which there is a positive approach to managing risk, incidents and WHS issues, working closely with support staff to ensure this occurs.
  • To ensure risk across the team caseload is assessed and managed proactively in line with client’s high intensity needs, and forms one of the key elements of workload supervision and management.
  • To work across disciplines and agencies to ensure risk is managed (e.g., calling Police and other emergency services).
  • To take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff, service users, visitors and the public, by implementing all policies related to health and safety, security and risk, including infection control.

 

Professional Development & Responsibilities

  • To receive clinical and managerial supervision, and participate in appraisal and development on a monthly basis.
  • To adhere to NDIS and other relevant professional code of conduct/practice at all times and to ensure the team does.
  • To engage in agreed training requirements, including statutory and mandatory requirements.
  • To be responsible for the orientation and induction of new staff.
  • To offer learning opportunities and ensure mentorship requirements are met.
  • To carry out lead responsibilities and other duties as designated by Management team and clinical team or other Senami Managers.
  • To always work and act in a professional manner within Senami and your client’s best interest.

 

Key Performance Indicators for Monthly goals

  • Staff Leadership and Management
  • Health and Safety management
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Information Governance
  • Performance Appraisal and Personal Development Planning
  • Statutory and Mandatory Training
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Confidentiality
  • Data Protection
  • Records Management and Quality
  • Information Security

 

Monitor Clients

Be proactive in developing service delivery that is recovery focused and strengths based. Examples of specific direct service delivery tasks may include (but are not limited to) working with client in:

    • Maintaining their home environment, and facilitating the rectification of any property maintenance needs.
    • Money management and budget skills if appropriate and if agreed with by the client.
    • Supporting the client to develop activities of daily living (cooking, shopping, cleaning, hygiene etc.) at the agreed level of participation based on individual needs.
    • Establishing access to social, educational, vocational, and leisure activities.
    • Facilitating participation in group activities, including accessing psychosocial education.
    • Supporting client to maintain and improve their physical health care needs.
    • If the client wants to, facilitate contact with family and friends, or reacquaint with family and carers and make new friends.
    • With the client’s permission make suitable referrals to support services so they can achieve their recovery goals.
    • Attend appropriate meetings.
  • Maintain an individual focus in supporting client’s recovery journeys.
  • Ensure that individual support is provided to a client of Senami Counselling meets their recovery journey goals and is strengths based and led by the client wherever possible.
  • Be ‘hands on’ and involved in direct service delivery.
  • Encourage client to develop their skills in a wide range of areas that they are interested in which will meet their needs. These may include domestic skills, social skills, independence skills, and skills to enter education and/or employment.
  • CSW-MH collaborate with other staff members to identify the issues clients are facing.
  • Work in a team to monitor client’s progress and develop plans and strategies to best meet client needs.
  • Follow the reasonable direction of senior staff
  • Model a strong work ethic that ensures the respect that should be attributed to this important role.
  • Develop a good understanding of person led recovery-oriented services and personal behaviours, which inspire hope and facilitate the achievement of recovery goals.
  • CSW-MH must constantly supervise clients to ensure their safety and well-being
  • Continue to actively observe client behavior and keep meticulous records, reporting any changes in behavior supervisor.
  • Work with clients to address client issues.

Mental Health Worker Skills

  • Flexible and intuitive
  • Maintain composure in uncertain situations, and work well as part of a team to provide compassionate care

Core skills and personal attributes

  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required
  • Willingness to work across various houses
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to relate effectively with co-workers and clients
  • Ability to problem solve and de-escalate crisis situations
  • Experience with Individual, family, and therapy practice
  • Previous mental health and community care experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Working knowledge of clinical diagnoses for mental health population
  • Computer literacy and ability to conduct data entry
  • Think creatively to solve problems and be people focused and work in partnership.
  • Have an emerging working knowledge of person led recovery-oriented practice.
  • Have good interpersonal skills, be non-judgmental, be fair, patient, have willingness to listen, and display empathy.
  • Value diversity and be respectful at all times.
  • Self-reflect and constantly review work practices.
  • Be committed to professional and ethical conduct.
  • Work independently (support is available if required on more complex matters) and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to punctuality and attendance to the service.
  • Apply recovery knowledge in role practices.
  • Implement strategies to maintain personal wellness and request support (as required)
  • Current knowledge of local youth, mental health and other community health agencies and networks

Must have:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a related field (such as Diploma in Mental Health,  Social Work, Individual Support or Community Services, youth work, community mental health or similar), or working towards such qualification.
  • Valid DCSI Clearance: Disability and child related up to 3 years from date of issue (Essential)
  • Valid Working with children
  • Valid Police Check (Essential)
  • Valid driver’s license (Essential)
  • Full Comprehensive car Insurance (Essential)
  • Medication Training certificate (Essential)
  • Manual handling certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate (1 year from date of issue) (Essential)
  • Valid Mental Health First Aid Certificate (1 year from date of issue) (Essential)

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Individuals with Disabilities or lived experiences as well as Migrants are highly encouraged to apply.

 

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees working in the disability sector are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per SA Health directives. We are also providing RAT test kits for all employees to perform at the start of every shift.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Nathalia. E-mail: nathalia@senami.com.au  or apply for the job by apply button given below.

APPLY

Our Benefits

You will get to develop a range of different skills while performing a job that has direct positive impact in our community.

Our Culture

We empower individuals to be self-aware and promote well being for a healthy community. Thus we look to empower our entire team to provide the best respectful, non-judgemental, empathic service. In our work environment we aim to breath integrity, compassion and respect.

Join Our Team

We are looking for professionals that can deliver professional, person-centered care and positive behaviour support.