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Peer Support Worker - Intensive Home Based Support Service

Neami National

Full citizenship for all people living with mental health issues in Australian society

  • Exciting FT/PT career opportunities in mental health
  • Work within a values based, progressive Not for Profit organisation
  • IHBSS provides 7 days a week service (8am – 8pm / 7 day RR)

About the role:

Peer Support Workers are integral members of the team and draw on their lived experience of recovery from mental illness, to instill confidence and hope in others about the journey of recovery.

You must have a lived experience of your own 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.

You will also:

  • Play a pivotal role in supporting consumer entry to the service and play a key role in orientating the consumer to the service
  • Co-facilitate the Optimal Health Program which is a self-management program based on the Collaborative Therapy approach
  • Operate Flourish, a peer facilitated recovery-based self-development program
  • Play a vital role in supporting entry and exit from service

Hours of service will reflect the needs of the consumers and therefore some extended hours coverage may be expected:

  • PT shifts for the new UMHCC Aftercare service are generally from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 1:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • General IHBSS hours of service will be 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday with some weekend shifts and some early and late shifts between the hours of 8am to 8pm
  • Predominant hours of service are between 9am – 5:30pm weekdays

Skills and Experience Required

You will have:

  • The ability to adhere to principles and values
  • Experience in building relationships
  • Established communication skills
  • The ability to plan, organise and solve problems
  • The necessary skills to be adaptive to change and challenges

Why you should come and work for us:

  • Generous salary packaging with rewarding NFP fringe benefit tax exemptions
  • Extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • A Suitable Vehicle – A roadworthy vehicle insured to a minimum level covering 3rd party fire and theft (comprehensive cover is recommended). The vehicle must be capable of transporting multiple passengers in a safe manner
  • Must provide a Mental Health (or equivalent Human Services, Community Services) qualification of Certificate IV level or above, or complete such a qualification within 2 years of your commencement of employment
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

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 Allstrom – Regional Manager SA Psychosocial Programs (Mob: 0428 755 238)

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.

A position description is attached.

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