- Job posted on: 18th Jan 2021
- Applications close:
“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”
The Urgent Mental Health Care Centre (UMHCC) is an exciting new service which will provide South Australian’s an alternative service to attend when experiencing mental health crisis. The UMHCC is a first of its kind service in Australia and is based on our formal partner, RI International’s (RII) “Crisis Now” movement and their international leading lived experience, high engagement, multi-disciplinary crisis model offering an alternative to Emergency Department presentations.
This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.
Peer Support Workers are integral members of the team and represent 50% of the workforce within the UMHCC.
Peer Support workers draw on their lived experience of recovery from mental illness, mental health crisis or caring for someone living with a 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/caring role, and a rich understanding of the processes of recovery. You must be willing to purposefully use your own story to help others further their own understanding of recovery.
You will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team inclusive of mental health clinicians, mental health registered nurses and nurse practitioners, registrar medical officers and consultant psychiatrists. Peer Support Workers will support a high engagement model of care, through actively greeting and supporting consumers throughout their time at the UMHCC. Peer Support Workers are an important element of the team approach and bring the wisdom of experience to many aspects of service delivery including intake interviews, service promotion, partnership work and case reviews.
Peer Support Workers have access to a tailored training program and to regular professional development sessions.
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.
Neami offers its staff a variety of incentives, such as: