CBCT offers two residential houses for people over the age of 18 who experience issues with their mental health. Staff are available to the houses, but not necessarily on site. The houses are staffed 7am-10pm with a responsive on call service outside these hours. The houses are located in the South Dunedin and St Kilda areas.
The service offers recovery and strengths based support which is individually tailored to the needs of service users. This support provided aims to assist individuals to learn, develop and maintain life skills. Upon entering the service, individuals will be supported to develop goals for themselves and these goals will be the focus of their time with CBCT.
People coming into the service will work alongside a clinician and support staff to develop a plan which will identify the goals they hope to achieve during their time in the service.
The role of all staff is to assist service users through their recovery and support them to live their lives in the most independent way possible. Staff can assist with a range of domestic and self management skills such as cooking, budgeting, cleaning, gardening, shopping and planning/attending social activities. They will also assist with the running of house meetings so service users can manage the house to suit their needs.
CBCT offers an adult community support service to individuals over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental health issues.
Some of the things your community support worker will do are:
- Share extensive knowledge about existing services available to you within the community.
- Have honest and open communication with you.
- Liaise with other health professionals involved in your support.
- Support you to achieve your goals.
- Work professionally and confidentially.
- Value your individuality.
- Work creatively and with flexibility.
- Build upon your strengths.