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Footprints in Brisbane

Position Description

Job Title: Leisure Activities Coordinator

Program: Resident Recovery Program

Salary & Conditions: Casual – SACS Award (in accordance with relevant
qualifications/experience)

Reporting To: Program Manager - Resident Recovery Program

Hours of Work: 6 hrs per week – Saturdays

The Footprints Vision: A community where individuals are able to


maintain an independent lifestyle.

The Footprints Mission: To be responsive, innovative, professional and timely in


providing care and support to each other.

Footprints Values: Trust, Honesty, Reliability, Confidentiality, Client-Focussed,


Dignity

Organisation Programs

HACC Funded:
• Community Options Program
• Homeless Outreach Program
• Residents Support Program
• Centre Based Activities Program

Disability Services Qld. (Mental Health Branch):


• Resident Recovery Program

Department of Health and Ageing:


• Community Aged Care Packages

Inner North Mental Health Service - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital:
• Early Discharge Program - INMHS catchment area

The eligible target group for all programs reflects the diverse social and economic
communities of the Brisbane inner city suburbs. Clients include those who have
complex or fluctuating support needs, including a mix of physical conditions, mental
illness, economic and social disadvantage.

Footprints in Brisbane Inc. has developed a multi disciplinary staff team possessing a
range of qualifications and experiences who work collaboratively within a strengths

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based case management model to provide holistic support to clients and their carers,
with the primary aim of responding to and meeting each individual`s needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The purpose of the Leisure Coordinator – Resident Recovery Program (RRP) is to:

• Develop and facilitate - in conjunction with RRP staff and clients innovative &
creative leisure pursuits for individuals accessing the Resident Recovery
Program.
• Maintain a good understanding of individual client needs and overall wellbeing
within a recovery framework.
• Liaise with the Program Manager re any changes in the needs or goals of
individual clients and any issues that arise in the general operation and
facilitation of activities on a Saturday.
• Liaise with Program staff in regular reviews of individual support plans to
evaluate client outcomes and ensure relevant linkages are made between
individuals recovery goals and the leisure pursuits facilitated on a Saturday.
Work collaboratively with RRP team members, including volunteers.
• Respect and encourage client independence and abilities within a Recovery
Framework.
• Maintain the confidentiality of information regarding clients, carers and staff.
• Participate in the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of
program practice ensuring continuous quality improvement and compliance
with the relevant Standards.
• Comply with contemporary OH&S work practices and Program risk management
protocols
• Contribute to the strategic development of the RRP Program.
• Drive or act as escort on 10 seater bus/car to transport clients if required.
• Maintain own professional knowledge and skills.
• Participate in training and staff meetings if required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

KSC 1. Demonstrated experience and understanding of the provision of non clinical


support to people with mental illness, underpinned by the principles of
recovery.

KSC 2. A strong commitment to supporting those with mental illness, reflecting


strengths based approach to service provision.

KSC 3. An understanding and commitment to quality improvement processes,


including Occupational Health & Safety standards & work practices.

KSC 4. Capacity to exercise personal judgement/ initiative to work independently as


well as with a small team, with minimal supervision.

KSC 5. Current Drivers Licence.

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KSC 6. Current Senior First Aid Certificate, and National Police Clearance - or
willingness to obtain.

KSC7. Qualifications and demonstrated experience within the Mental Health sector

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