- Job posted on: 18th Mar 2020
- Applications close:
“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”
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).
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.
A position description is attached.