- Job posted on: 23rd Jul 2020
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HelpingMinds is a highly regarded carer support and mental health services organisation, established over 40 years ago. Our compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers throughout the metro and regional areas, provide quality services and support to more than 10,000 children, youth, adults and families affected by mental illness every year.
HelpingMinds is part of a consortium led by Carers WA as Regional Delivery Partner (RDP) for the Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS) known as the Carer Gateway, which incorporates providing supports to carers identified in the Carer Recognition Act who provide daily care and support to people with disability, medical conditions, mental illness or who are frail aged.
We are a value-driven organisation that encompasses the values of Hope, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, and Respect to provide quality service. We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion and your drive. Our people focused culture and flexible approach will help you to succeed both professionally and personally.
The Regional Delivery Partner Carer Peer Coordinator is responsible for managing the In Person Peer Support section of the RDP service in the allocated region. This includes establishing peer support groups and allocating members, then training and supporting volunteers to ensure that the groups, once established, operate effectively. The role will also ensure the development of referral pathways to other agencies offering relevant peer support groups.
The role requires the ability to work as a team member, deliver information sessions, network with local leaders and communicate professionally and empathetically with carers. The team member will also be required to liaise with a wide range of partner organisations to raise awareness of carers within the broader community.
To be considered, candidates will have lived experience as a family member/carer of a person with a disability/medical condition/mental illness or who are frail aged and have the ability to utilise this experience constructively for the benefit of others.
Other essential qualifications include:
Essential experience includes:
In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will work in a supportive and positive environment with staff that live by HelpingMinds’ values and have a strong focus on community needs. We understand the importance of health and wellbeing and offer an employee wellness program.
Additional benefits include:
For more information please visit our careers page: http://www.helpingminds.org.au/about-us/work-with-us/.
For more information, contact the Human Resources department on 08 9427 7100.
HelpingMinds is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and of supporting family members with mental health issues.
A position description is attached.