Position Details
Reference Number 11464
Position Title Coordinator IPRSS West
Internal Only This position is open to employees of UnitingSA only
Employment Type Full Time
Entity UnitingSA
Location 64 Dale Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Award Classification Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award - Social and community services employe Level 6, Pay Point 1
Travel Requirements Metropolitan
Position Summary


Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation Support Services (IPRSS) West

Community Mental Health


0.8 - Full Time

  • SCHDS Award Level 6
  • Tax-free salary packaging benefits

UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide is a large non-government agency providing a range of aged care, community mental health, homelessness, multicultural, youth and family services across the state.


IPRSS West is a well-established and dynamic provider of person centred support services for people living with a mental illness in the Western Suburbs of Adelaide.


The role of the Coordinator involves supervising a team of Community Support Workers, data entry, allocation of resources and liaising with Adult Mental Health Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and a range of other service providers. The Coordinator also contributes to the overall development of UCWPA's Community Mental Health programs. 


You will:

  • Have empathy for people experiencing a mental illness;
  • Have knowledge of mental illness, the role of psychosocial supports and a person centred approach;
  • Ability to lead and supervise a team of Community Support Workers;
  • Ability to liaise and work in partnership with a range of clinical and other service providers;
  • Ability to allocate resources, work within budgetary limitations and work to service agreements and protocols;
  • Ability to make reports and ensure data entry is completed;
  • Ability to set priorities and manage high workloads;
  • Have knowledge of Work Health and Safety responsibilities.


The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Services;
  • Experience managing a team;
  • Experience working with people with multiple and complex needs;
  • Experience working in collaboration with other services;
  • You are required to hold a current, unrestricted driver’s license.

Please note that you are required to address the Personal Specification (Knowledge, Skills and Experience) section of the Job and Person Specification, put your responses in a separate document, and upload that document along with your cover letter and resume.


We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply for any of our advertised vacancies.


Applications Close:  21th July 2017

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current clean driver's licence?
Essential: Do you have a tertiary qualification in social work, community services, education or a related field?
Essential: You are required to address the Personal Specification as listed in the Job and Person Specification and put your responses in a separate document and upload that document along with your cover letter and resume. Have you done this?
Contact Person Philip Jones
Contact Number 0419818021
Closing Date 14/07/2017
Job and Person Specification Coordinator - IPRSS West.pdf