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Working at Skylight

Skylight employees work together to deliver on Our Mission, Our Vision and Our Values.

We welcome applications from people who:
• are willing to embrace our mission, vision and values
• have skills, experience (including lived experience) and enthusiasm for their role
• enjoy working with others to achieve results and outcomes
• can observe our policies and procedures at all times

As employment opportunities arise at Skylight, they will be posted on this page.

If you are interested in working at Skylight, please read the Information for Applicants carefully and submit your application.

All positions at Skylight require a current SAPOL Police Check and DCSI Child-related Employment Screening.
 

 

Current Vacancies


Coordinator - Family & Carer Connection

Skylight's mission is to increase opportunities to achieve
good mental health, to promote acceptance of mental

illness in the community and provide quality services for
people with mental illness, their family and friends

Coordinator – Family & Carer Connection

0.6 FTE Fixed Contract to 30 June 2018

SACS Level 5 with generous salary packaging available

Based at Wayville

Skylight (Formally MIFSA) delivers a range of recovery oriented community mental health services by working alongside people experiencing mental illness, family and friends who care for them, and the broader general South Australian community.

Skylight is seeking a Coordinator with a strong energy for collaboration and networking who has a commitment to developing progressive social services that support carers in new ways.

The Coordinator will be involved in reshaping Skylight’s existing carer focussed services to align with the organisation’s new service structure.

The role will include conducting service development, promotion, facilitation, training, participant supported planning, administrative tasks, special projects and reporting as well as supervising team members.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A strong understanding of the needs and experiences of people who care for someone living with a mental illness
  • A commercial acumen and energy for collaboration, networking and partnership building.
  • A tertiary qualification relevant to the health or mental health area or extensive work experience in community mental health services.
  • High level of self-management, communication and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply rehabilitation and recovery principles and culturally competent practices to facilitate the recovery journey for Skylight customers
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, email and the internet
  • Current SA Drivers License and willingness to use own vehicle
  • National Police clearance and DCSI Child-related Employment Screening

Skylight is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and values the experience and skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged

A Job Description and Information for Applicants document are available on our website www.skylight.org.au

Enquiries to Stephanie Papps on stephanie@skylight.org.au

To be considered, please address the following questions in a maximum of one page, together with a cover letter and your resume.

  1. The Coordinator will be responsible for the ongoing development of Skylight’s carer focussed services. Describe some of the challenges carers may face in maintaining wellbeing and provide an example of when you have supported someone in their mental health.
  2. Developing partnerships is fundamental to developing Skylight services. What are they key elements of a successful partnership and describe a collaboration you have been instrumental in developing.
  3. The role of Coordinator will require working with a range of people from different areas of the organisation. What behaviours do think a successful team would demonstrate and describe a time you have had to manage a relationship where there were competing perspectives involved.

Applications via Seek or to recruitment@skylight.org.au by 9am Tuesday 28th November 2017


Please click here to view the Job Description
Please click here to view the Information for Applicants

Coordinator

Skylight's mission is to increase opportunities to achieve
good mental health, to promote acceptance of mental

illness in the community and provide quality services for
people with mental illness, their family and friends

Coordinator  

1.0 FTE Fixed Contract to 30 June 2018

SACS Level 5 with generous salary packaging available

Based at Wayville

Skylight Programs deliver a range of recovery oriented community mental health services by working alongside people experiencing mental illness, family and friends who care for them, and the broader general South Australian community.

Skylight is seeking a Coordinator to facilitate the ongoing development of Skylight services in the Northern Suburbs. The Coordinator will be involved in, networking, promotion, and the development of partnerships to expand the scope and reach of the current service delivery.  

The successful applicant will have:

  • A tertiary qualification relevant to the health or mental health area or extensive work experience in community mental health services
  • High level of self-management, communication and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to apply rehabilitation and recovery principles and culturally competent practices to facilitate the recovery journey for program participants
  • A commercial acumen and energy for collaboration, networking and partnership building.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, email and the internet
  • Current SA Drivers Licence and willingness to use own vehicle
  • National Police clearance and DCSI Child-related Employment Screening

Skylight is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and values the experience and skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged

A Job Description and Information for Applicants document are available on our website www.skylight.org.au

Enquiries to Bryan Atherton at bryan@skylight.org.au

To be considered, please address the following questions in a maximum of one page, together with a cover letter and your resume.

  1. Skylight provides a range of person-centred mental health services. Please describe the guiding principles of a person-centred approach and your experience in working within this framework. 
  2. The role of coordinator will require developing new and lasting relationships. Please provide an example of an effective relationship you have instigated and describe the positive qualities of this relationship.
  3. Skylight aims to develop quality services for customers. Describe how you would identify and create value within the organisation’s existing services.

Applications via Seek or to recruitment@skylight.org.au by 9am Tuesday 28th November 2017

Please click here to view the Job Description
Please click here to view the Information for Applicants

Support Worker

Multiple casual positions available Metropolitan Adelaide

Skylight Programs deliver a range of recovery oriented community mental health services by working alongside people experiencing mental illness, family and friends who care for them, and the broader general South Australian community.

Skylight is keen to recruit Support Workers capable of providing individualised support to participants in the metropolitan Adelaide area. Shifts are across various times during the day and include weekends.    

Support Workers will build and maintain respectful and compassionate relationships with participants and follow set support plans. This will include working closely with participants to achieve goals including but not limited to attending appointments, transportation, and daily living support skills.

Certificate III Individual Support (Home and Community) and current tertiary students studying in the mental health area are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicants will have:

  • Certificate III Individual Support (Home and Community) and/or knowledge and skills gained through work experience commensurate with community mental health services
  • Sound knowledge and awareness of mental illness (psychosocial disability) and related comorbidities and the associated impact on individuals, carers and the community
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, email and the internet
  • Current SA Drivers License and willingness to use own vehicle
  • National Police clearance and DCSI Child-related Employment Screening

Job Description and Information for Applicants document are available on our website www.skylight.org.au

To be considered, please address the following questions in a maximum of one page, together with a cover letter and your resume:

  1. Describe what skills you believe to be most important when delivering support to participants in the community
  2. Describe how you work through challenges and how you feel this would impact support given to participants
  3. Provide an example(s) of how you would create positive connections with participants across a broad range of age groups, backgrounds and interests

Skylight is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and values the experience and skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged.

Applications via Seek or to recruitment@skylight.org.au

Please click here to view the Job Description
Please click here to view the Information for Applicants

This recruitment is open and ongoing. Applicants will be contacted for interview when vacancies arise.

Volunteering at Skylight

Volunteering opportunities arise through the needs of Skylight services for volunteer support as well as offers received from volunteers with skills which may be used to compliment various Skylight services. Volunteering opportunities at Skylight occur regularly within some services, including:

  • Wayville, Christies Beach, Mannum and Eyre Activity Programs
  • Fundraising support
  • Skylight Board

Current Volunteer Vacancies

Southern Adelaide Queer youth Drop-in Volunteer

The Southern Adelaide Queer Youth Drop-In is a fortnightly recreational support group for LGBTIQ
young people aged 15 to 25 that happens at the Wardli Youth Centre in Christie Downs.
Under the general direction of the Drop-In Coordinators (Skylight Project Support Officers), the
Southern Adelaide Queer Youth Drop-in Volunteer is a peer leader who will facilitate recreational
activities and events. Southern Adelaide Queer Youth Drop-in Volunteer will abide by and uphold the
group norms of the Drop-in, support and empower participants, create and maintain a safe space, and
promote wellbeing. Role Description here


Herb, Produce and General Gardener

Under the general direction of the Activity Programs Coordinator the Herb & Produce Gardener will volunteer their time to plan, build and plant a sustainable kitchen garden. The Herb & Produce Gardener will grow and maintain herbs, vegetables and fruit for use within Parnangga's kitchen and cooking programs and general gardening as needed. Role Description here


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