Vacancy: Supporting Connections Worker

  • Based at Coburg Site
  • Part - time (0.8 EFT)
  • Permanent

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success. 

Your new role

As a Supporting Connections Worker of the SRS Support Program , you will:

  • Implementing capacity building interventions aimed to assist SRSs to develop stronger collaborative relationships with local services and to better respond to the needs of their residents

  • Assessing the health and social support needs of clients
  • Providing support, advocacy and referrals, including facilitating access to the NDIS
  • Establishing and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders

To be considered for this position, applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Community Psychology, Community Development, or equivalent as determined by Merri Health

  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of services to clients with complex needs including behavioral issues, chronic psychiatric disabilities and or/ intellectual disabilities, and/or brain injury
  • Demonstrated experience in community development/capacity building projects
  • The capacity to work creatively, demonstrate initiative, contribute ideas and be active in a supportive team environment

What we offer

You will have the opportunity to be part of a dedicated and innovative team, who are passionate about supporting people living in Supported Residential Services (SRSs).This position will allow you to work one-on-one with individuals in the SRSs towards improved mental, physical and social well being as well as working with SRS proprietors and staff to build their capacity to support their residents.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position-description.pdf . If this peaks your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Bottini-Evans, Team Leader SRS Support, on (03) 9355 9965 or

When you’re ready to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to

Applications close by 22 September 2019, 5pm.

Please note interviews will take place on Wednesday 25th September 2019.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.

What else do I need to know

Successful applicants will be required to have a current National Police Check and, if relevant to the position, a Working with Children Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and full Drivers Licence.

Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the GLBTIQ community and those living with a disability to apply.