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Peer Educator

Wellways
  • Part-time (0.6), fixed-term opportunity (30/6/2024) based in Campbelltown, NSW
  • SCHADS level 2.3, schedule B ($30.19 per hour)
  • Join a life-changing program to support carers, our unsung heroes, to be the best version of themselves whilst caring for others
  • Utilise your valuable lived experience in the workplace to support and motivate others

About Wellways

Established in 1978 by families advocating to improve the services and support to people with mental health issues, Wellways are a leading not-for-profit mental health and disability organisation with a team of over 2,000 people across 93 sites, operating throughout Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania. All Wellways services are committed to community inclusion, ensuring all the people we serve have opportunities to fully participate in the community, without stigma and discrimination.

About Carer Gateway Services

Wellways Australia is the first point of contact for all Australian Government Carer Gateway funded services in South West Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains and across Queensland, aiming to help carers access practical information and advice and connect with services in their local area. Carer supports and services will be delivered using a network of local Carer Gateway service providers Carers and those who provide a caring role to someone in their life who has a disability, mental health issue, chronic health condition, terminal illness or are frail aged. Carer Gateway services will be available to all carers from 6 April 2020.

About the role

At Wellways we understand and value all varieties of lived experience, it is with the utmost pride that we get to share, see and experience the unique impacts that lived experience brings whilst working with and supporting others.

Your role is to intentionally draw on your own lived experience as a carer to support the learning of others, utilising the principles of family orientated practice, including effectively communicating the challenges and experiences that contribute to carer wellbeing and a meaningful life. You will be delivering the new Carer Gateway In-person Peer Support programs and carer information sessions within the community.

This is a mobile role working within the community, frequent local travel is required to Wellways offices and partner organisations.

Benefits:

  • Join a brand-new program and supportive team
  • Opportunity to be nominated as a ‘champion', with the chance to deliver facilitator and volunteer training and support at a local level
  • Fortnightly pay
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary package up to $15,899 per annum Access to ongoing support and opportunity for career development within the organisation
  • For a full list of our staff benefits, visit https://www.wellways.org/careers-wellways

Skills and essential requirements:

  • Lived experience as a carer
  • Understanding of the caring role and evidence based, best practice carer supports that enable carers to sustain in their caring role and enhance their own wellbeing and identity
  • Understanding of the impacts of stigma and the subsequent effect this has on individuals, families and the broader community
  • Deep understanding of how the unique capacities of a peer educator contribute to the carer services' programs objectives
  • Effective communication in delivering information in specific regional and community settings
  • Current valid Driver's Licence and own vehicle/way of transportation

Pre-employment compliance requirements:

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If you think you're a good fit, please apply via our website with a one-page cover letter.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact: Bradley Buckland, on 0435 030 590.

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.

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