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Peer Project Worker - Peer Led Alternatives

Lived Experience Leadership and Advocacy Network

The Peer Project Worker Peer Led Alternatives will coordinate LELAN’s work to embed ‘Alternatives to Suicide’1 peer groups and other peer led alternatives across South Australia and assist in the development of a sustainable business model to ensure the continuation alternative approaches to distress. The Peer Project Worker Peer Led Alternatives will play a lead role supporting the running of Alternatives to Suicide groups as well as liaising with the lived experience community, organisations and partners to build capacity and opportunity for lived experience-led initiatives to grow throughout SA.

LELAN offers a dynamic workplace and collaborative team culture; it can be fast paced with quick turnaround times. Being proactive, adaptable, creative and having a commitment to working together are the keys to success.

As a lived experience-led organisation, LELAN team members have their own lived experience of mental distress, social issues or injustice. Determining whether you meet this ‘criteria’ can be tricky, we do not require people to explain their personal history during the application or interview process. As a guide, it is described in our industry that ‘people with lived experience’ have had experiences that significantly affected their life, changing the way they viewed themselves and their place in the world. Given that LELAN actively advocates for systems level change in the mental health and social sectors, the experience of accessing public mental health and other services and/or programs for your lived experience is preferred. Additionally, this role requires a personal lived experience of suicide distress, thoughts, or experiences.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract 

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