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Peer Support Worker - Elizabeth

Neami National

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

About the Role

  • Part Time, 4 days per week (0.8FTE)
  • Maximum Term Contract until 30 June 2020 with potential for ongoing funding post June 2020
  • 7 day rotating roster (some weekend work required)
  • CSD Level 2 from $61,529 - $66,116 per annum (pro rata)

Peer Support Workers are integral members of the team and draw on their lived experience of recovery from mental illness, to instil confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery. You must have a lived experience with mental illness and a rich understanding of your own processes of recovery. You must be willing to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery.

Peer Support Workers also plan and facilitate Flourish, a peer facilitated recovery-based self-development program. The program focuses on individual strengths and values in aspiring towards personal goals and self-directed change. Peer Support Workers have access to a tailored training program and to regular professional development sessions.

You will work to support consumers accessing Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Support Services (IPRSS) and Housing and Accommodation Support Packages (HASP).

Core duties

  • Work to the principles that underpin the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) protocols.
  • Engage consumers and develop trusting and professional relationships
  • Work closely with clinical case managers in order to deliver the best possible comprehensive service to consumers
  • Work within a holistic framework taking into account the needs of consumers, family, carers and other members of the community and provide culturally appropriate service responses
  • Group facilitation of our peer led program, Flourish

What are we looking for?

  • Lived experience of your own mental illness and a rich understanding of your own processes of recovery
  • A willingness to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery
  • Experience as a consumer of the public or private mental health system
  • Experience of group work ideally as a facilitator
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt and respond to change
  • Ability to foster and maintain respectful, professional relationships with consumers, staff and organisations
  • You must have an appropriate length of time in recovery to be able to effectively and safely conduct the peer support worker role, and a willingness to continue to engage in recovery supports where appropriate.
  • Ability to be flexible and to adapt and respond to change

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

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, generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

A position description is attached.

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