Mental health at work is a popular focus at the moment, and great strides are being made in Disability Services to optimise employee happiness and success in this critical sector.
At Nexus, we take the mental health of our staff very seriously. We provide comprehensive training to our Support Workers, in how to give trauma-informed support to some of our most vulnerable clients and to take care of themselves at the same time.
Thank you to the Huon News for running the following great little article for Mental Health Awareness Week, about the work we are doing to build a safe and supportive culture for our team. You can read it below:
Supporting Staff Wellbeing Through Specialist Training
Nexus Support Workers work tirelessly to support clients, but we know they can only do this when receiving appropriate support themselves.
Since 2022, changes to Tasmanian law require employers to mitigate psychosocial hazards in the workplace.
At Nexus, we take the mental health of our staff seriously. One way we are doing this is by increasing the amount of specialist training we provide to support clients with complex behaviours, including those experiencing the impacts of trauma.
Training helps staff understand the needs of complex clients and provides clarity on their role and day-to-day expectations of their work.
“It is important to understand the role and to know results don’t come quickly. Without this understanding people can become fatigued and their real passion for helping others fades,” notes Racquel, a Nexus Team Leader.
Racquel’s team works with a lot of young people from trauma backgrounds, and she said “…the role can be so fulfilling. To see people go from extreme highs and lows in their lives, to being able to access the community and gain employment is amazing.”
Nexus is hiring workers from a variety of backgrounds looking to make a difference in the lives of people living with disability. Visit www.nexusinc.org.au.