- Sydney • Penrith
- Job posted on: 25th Nov 2021
- Applications close:
“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”
Penrith Head to Health is a new service that will offer a welcoming, safe and inclusive way to support community mental health and wellbeing. The service will provide access to short to medium term mental health and wellbeing support and help people navigate and access local services. As one of the eight new Adult Mental Health Centres funded by the Australian Government, Penrith Head to Health embeds lived experience into the service model. Using one’s personal lived experiences in a meaningful way to support people’s recovery is encouraged at Neami and where staff choose to use this in non-peer roles, training will be provided to ensure safe and appropriate disclosure.
With the service opening in December 2021, Penrith Head to Health is in its establishment phase. We have completed a community co-design process and the building fit-out is progressing. This current recruitment round is to establish the inaugural team for this important service for the Nepean Blue Mountains region.
As an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer will work with all people accessing the centre but will be available to provide a culturally safe response for people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. You will form part of the Penrith Head to Health multidisciplinary team. You will work alongside peer workers and mental health professionals and will draw on your knowledge of recovery from mental illness and crisis intervention, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.
All positions including the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officers will have the opportunity to work in an identified position and use their lived experience of recovery from mental illness, mental health crisis including suicidal crisis or caring for someone living with a mental illness, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.