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Peer Worker

  • Exciting and established PARC program in Mont Albert
  • Work in a recovery-oriented program offering short-term residential support for people experiencing mental health challenges
  • Provide short-term peer support to PARC participants as they return to the community
  • Utilise your lived experience of recovery to empower others on their recovery journey
  • Receive support and Intentional Peer Support training to contribute to your practice
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE)
  • $62k annual salary (pro-rata) + superannuation + salary packaging benefits + leave loading

The Peer Worker role is unique as it requires someone with a lived experience of mental health challenges to share their personal experiences of their recovery to engage and empower other individuals in their own pathway to recovery. Utilising the Wellways Lived Experience Workforce Framework, you will provide rehabilitation support and act as a positive role model for program participants. PARCS operate 24/7 on a rotating roster and penalty rates apply for afternoon and weekend hours. This role does not require sleepover shifts.

These PARC programs are collaborative services between Wellways and Eastern Health. PARC is a step up, step down short-stay residence that provides clinical and psychosocial support to participants, to prevent the need for hospitalisation or after an inpatient stay to support ongoing recovery. All our recovery services value cultural diversity, support and create opportunities for recovery, value peer participation and leadership and are underpinned by evidence-based best practice.

We will also be implementing our PARC2Home program in the near future, which will offer additional opportunities for you to work in an outreach capacity - supporting participants with their transition back to community, and adding a new dimension to our PARC services.

Why us?

Wellways are a team of approximately 2000 staff and 150 volunteers across 93 sites providing a range of programs, services and supports to people right across Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania. We remain committed to our mission, of creating inclusive communities where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential; and we are always on the look-out for like-minded people who would like to be a part of this.

What do you need?

  • Personal experience of mental health challenges and a willingness to share your experiences with the program participants
  • Flexibility, creativity, and an interest in working both independently and as part of a supportive team
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of mental health and/or disability (Desirable)
  • Completed Intentional Peer Support training, or be willing to undertake this as part of your journey with Wellways
  • Current valid Driver's Licence and the ability to undertake some travel
  • Evidence of, or a willingness to undergo a National Police Records Check, Working with Children Check-employment, NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate, and DWES clearance

Apply now!

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our careers page by clicking Apply Now & enter ref code: 5351861

Due to the high volume of applicants, we are asking that if you would like to have a confidential discussion about the role and/ or for any queries you may have, please contact Jo-Anne Otten, Program Manager on 0488 700 531.

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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