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Peer Support Worker - Continuity of Support Program

Neami National

“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”.

About the Role

  • Full Time positions available
  • Location: Adelaide CBD
  • Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2022

The Continuity of Support program (CoS) is designed to provide ongoing support for clients who previously received support from Partners in Recovery (PIR), Support for Day to Day Living in the Community (D2DL) and Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMS) who are ineligible to receive services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The COS program will provide psychosocial support for this cohort of clients with severe mental illness who may have an episodic rather than permanent psychosocial disability.

The Peer Support Worker position is an exciting position aimed to provide a client-led recovery‐oriented, trauma‐informed, strengths‐based intervention mental health support model primarily through the delivery of group wellbeing programs. The PSW will provide group (80%) and individual (20%) support, emphasising individual recovery needs and integration with clinical services to people with complex mental health issues, reducing stigma and increasing mental health literacy and self-care in the community. PSWs provide a range of rehabilitation and support to consumers, tailored to meet their individual needs.

Core Duties

  • Provide emotional support to consumers by applying lessons learnt through your own lived experience
  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Collect, collate and maintain data on consumer contact

What will you bring to the role?

  • Bring your lived experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to this Peer Support Worker role
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively as part of a team, to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of the recovery model

Mandatory requirements

  • Lived experience
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Lived Experience qualification- Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

In our most recent Staff Engagement Survey, 89% of our Staff recommend Neami as a great place to work, with 87% of staff proud to say they work for Neami.

“Neami’s been amazing for career development. I’ve gone through several different types of roles and positions. Over the last 11 years there have been so many opportunities to engage with, and the organisation really supports people to do that”

We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. Neami National is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We are an environmentally conscious organisation.

Incentives include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply:

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Mary-Jane Honner, Regional Manager – Primary Mental Health Programs
Contact Details: M 0429 269 100

No recruitment agencies candidates need apply.

We celebrate multidisciplinary teams and value the rich skills and experiences brought by applicants from a range of sectors and professional backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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