Recovery Support Worker

Assignment Description

Recovery Support Workers provide practical and emotional support and assistance to people on their ‘personal recovery’ journey. Recovery Support Workers work as a part of a team to create a person centred recovery environment. To enable people to embark on a journey toward building or rebuilding the life they desire.The duties may vary in line with operational requirements.

Title: Recovery Support Worker

Department: Operations / Residential

Reports to: Program Manager/ Site Coordinator/ Snr Recovery Worker

Basis of Employment: Full-time, Part-time or Casual


Acts consistently in accordance with the RW Values and Key Principles – challenges practices inconsistent with these values and uses values as a basis for managing relationships and decision making

Actively engage in self-reflection and develop own practice

Recovery plans are supported, implemented and kept alive. 

People are supported to reflect on and work through emotions to enable emotional wellbeing

Adopt a holistic approach which includes physical health and wellbeing

Support people to navigate mental distress 

Family members, carers and people of significance to the person as identified are included as directed by the individual

All critical incidents are addressed according to RW’s policies and procedures

Work within a person centered, framework towards self-determination, choice and recovery 

Develop a rapport with each service user• Support Service users to develop life skills

All documentation is completed in required timeframes

Actively participate in required internal meetings, supervision sessions and training• As part of a team contribute to the development of policies and procedures, best practice and quality improvement

Maintenance of RW facilities and property in line with LARU and MHA

Positive and constructive work environment is promoted where employees are valued

Employees adhere to the RW Code of Conduct and Ethics and Policy and Procedures

Attends Core Training and maintains all compliance requirements relevant to their role and employment with RW

To carry out other duties which may be required, requested or directed and which are within the person’s capability and training to perform

Promote a safe and healthy working environment that complies with OSH requirements

Take a shared responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being on self and others• Utilise all protective equipment provided and as instructed

Work in a safe manner while exercising due care and caution

Qualifications Required

Ideally Certificate IV TAFE (equivalent or higher) qualification in a human services related field or demonstrated experience. Minimum a Cert III in Community Services or Cert III in Mental Health. Ideally.

National Police Clearance

First Aid / CPR / First Responder

Current Driver’s License

Working with Children Clearance 


Full time, part time or casual work available


Bunbury/SW and Perth Metro areas.

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Louise Reid

Western Australia


Richmond Wellbeing Inc



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