- Sydney > Penrith
- Job posted on: 30th May 2022
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Peer Recovery Worker | Youth Community Living Support Services | Penrith, NSW
Youth Community Living Support Services (YCLSS) is a NSW government funded initiative that delivers time-limited specialist community based psychosocial support services designed for young people aged 15 to 24 (inclusive), with serious mental illness, who have, or are at risk of developing, functional disability because of their mental health. The service is delivered in five targeted locations across NSW in close partnership with Local Health Districts, with a focus on coordinated and integrated care. YCLSS offers young people flexible hours and various types of support to ensure the participants current needs and goals are met. All services are provided within the context of a recovery model and in a way that empowers individuals to live in the community with optimum self-determination and independence.
As an integrated member of the YLCSS team, Peer Recovery Workers walk alongside participants, providing intensive support to participants to address key development areas that support transition into adulthood: social skills, leadership, decision making, teamwork, healthy lifestyle, community service, responsibility, self-identity, self-esteem, and resilience. Essential to achieving these objectives is supporting the participant to identify and nurture natural supports that sustain recovery and assist in the development of self-management skills.
Intentionally drawing upon their own lived experience of mental health problems and recovery, Peer Recovery Workers share their personal experiences of recovery to engage and empower program participants in their own recovery journey. Peer Recovery Workers also provide positive role models of hope and recovery and share their experiences to assist families, clinicians and the community better understand the participant perspective. Additionally, Peer Recovery Workers facilitate Wellways' peer learning programs.
Wellways supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where everyone can imagine and achieve their goals to their fullest potential. This is your opportunity to join a nationally recognised organisation with over 2,000 staff members across 93 sites where you can gain access to ongoing support and opportunity for career development.
For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Hannah Perigo at 0479 194 257.
For a full list of our staff benefits, visit https://www.wellways.org/careers-wellways
The health and safety of Wellways participants and employees is our highest priority and all Wellways roles require mandatory COVID vaccinations. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption prior to commencement.
We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply.
Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.